Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Families: Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified Onondaga County as a region of substantial transmission due to an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases. In response, a short time…
Annual Disability Day of Mourning Is March 1
Each year, Syracuse University unites in honor of Disability Day of Mourning (DDoM). On Monday, March 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, the campus community is invited to join the Intercultural Collective’s Disability Cultural Center to remember, mourn, honor and celebrate people with disabilities killed by family members or caregivers. To attend, join virtually on the day of the event.
“Over the past 40 years, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, has compiled a list of over 1,400 reported murders of people with disabilities by relatives or caregivers,” shared Kate Corbett Pollack, coordinator of the Disability Cultural Center. “We encourage all to attend the 2021 Annual Disability Day of Mourning event to honor those lost, but also to learn more about increasing awareness.”
In addition to honoring victims, Pollack will share the history of DDoM and explore the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. A question and answer session will follow.
For additional information or to request accommodations, email Kate Corbett Pollack at email@example.com or call 315.443.0228.