Weekly Events Roundup

Disclaimer: We don’t endorse any of these events. I just gather them from my email contacts or from places I see them online. Pretty much everything I know is what I’ve got here.

Should you wish to suggest an event, please email me! anna AT disabledfeminists DOT com. Thank you!

Calls for PapersCanadian EventsInternational Events (Offline)

Calls for Papers Relevant To Disability:

Call for Proposals: Disability in America: Voices of a New Generation

We are seeking creative non-fiction essays from young people with disabilities ages 13-30 (some flexibility will be available for compelling submissions from individuals slightly outside our preferred age range). People with all types of disabilities are welcome to submit. Speaking from personal experience is strongly encouraged. The intent of this project is to use personal voices to capture the experience of the new generation of young people with disabilities.

Submissions should range from 2,000 to 5,000 words. Please include your address, phone number, e-mail address and a short bio on the manuscript.

Proposals are due by e-mail to voicesoftheadageneration@gmail.com to January 15, 2011 but we encourage and will consider for approval early submissions. Please e-mail co-editors Stacey Milbern and Ari Ne’eman at voicesoftheadageneration@gmail.com with questions.

Fat Masculinities, A Special Issue of Men and Masculinities

As an interdisciplinary field, fat studies has drawn from significant roots of feminist and women’s literature. The socio-historic norms and policing of women’s embodiment and power continue to be important areas study, but the cultural influence upon and experience of men and masculine-identified individuals offers a rich opportunity for investigation and dialogue. This special issue seeks to establish an interdisciplinary academic discussion of fat manhood and masculinities.

Submission details: Manuscripts and inquiries are to be directed to Daniel Farr, guest editor, at DFarr@randolphcollege.edu or 434-947-8561. Authors may contact the editor in advance of submission with proposals and queries. Email submissions preferred.

CALL FOR PAPERS From disabled writers

Disabled people * a right to live?

All three papers will take a social model approach and will address the issues around the Right to Live agenda for disabled people from birth through to death. We are interested to show how each individual paper relates to the others. The papers should explore the impact on British society; compare/contrast with the values of other cultures (especially non-Western); how the issues are driven/influenced by the tug between secular and non-secular, cultural beliefs and by financial resources agenda which may be hidden under the guise of ‘rights’, ‘choice’, ‘control’ and ‘ethical/moral’ considerations

The papers will address one of the following:-

a) Pressures that families / parents may face, during a pregnancy, to terminate a life due to either impairment of the foetus or the mother’s and/or father’s impairment,
b) The involuntary mercy killing of disabled people by professionals / paid carers / family members and friends
c) The ‘Right to Die’ issues, euthanasia, and assisted suicide relating to disabled people.

Contact: Gary Timperley
Policy and Research Assistant
Breakthrough UK Ltd
Business Employment Venture Centre
Aked Close
M12 4AN
Tel. – 0161 273 5412
Fax – 0161 274 4053


Disability and Deaf arts in Nova Scotia – A representative from the Canada Council for the Arts will be in Halifax the second week of September and is interested in meeting with artists within the “disabled and deaf” communities. Please share this information with anyone you know that might be interested. The Disability Arts Officer, Elizabeth Sweeney, with the Canada Council for the Arts is working on a series of policies so that the Canada Council can better support artists with disabilities and Deaf artists, and those working in the Disability and Deaf arts sectors. Ms. Sweeney will be visiting Nova Scotia during the second week of September, to visit with local artists, arts professionals and scholars in these sectors, to learn about their practices and discuss the local arts environment. She is looking for any contacts or names of artists with disabilities or Deaf artists, (or organizations supporting artists, arts professionals, etc…) including those working in Visual arts, Theatre, Music, Dance, Writing, Media, Film, Aboriginal, or Integrated arts. ANY help, is greatly appreciated. Please contact Elizabeth at elizabeth.sweeney@canadacouncil.ca, 1.800.263.5588 ext. 4689, TTY : 1-877-688-5501

International Events:

Calling all deaf women!
We have recently launched two videos in ASL (American Sign Language) – one explaining WW 2011 : [Invitation to Deaf Women], another inviting deaf women to respond to the ‘Call for Participation’. [Answer the Call]
Please help spread the word by circulating the links broadly through your networks.

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  1. On the last link, I’m curious whether they considered, since they’re trying to get this out to a worldwide audience, that ASL is not mutually intelligible with BSL and Auslan. Or, for that matter, how that will be handled in the conference…

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