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Honoring Disability Day of Mourning 2022
The Disability Cultural Center will honor the national Disability Day of Mourning with a speaker on March 1. The Disability Day of Mourning remembers, honors and celebrates people with disabilities killed by family members or caregivers. The day emphasizes the great need for increased education, building community awareness and putting an end to an issue not often talked about.
On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., in 114 Bird Library, the Disability Cultural Center will host keynote speaker Touro College of Law professor Samuel Levine, and asks the campus community to gain additional education of and resource awareness in honor of Disability Day of Mourning. There will also be a book signing for Levine’s book, “Was Yosef on the Spectrum?” American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available, and kosher food will be provided.
Helping to lead awareness is Kate Corbett Pollack, coordinator of the Disability Cultural Center.
“Syracuse University has a long history of being inclusive and accessible. Examples include starting the School of Education Disability Studies Program, its legacy of disability rights activism and hosting the Disability Cultural Center—one of the few that exist but an important part of the campus community,” Pollack says.
Pollack also encourages that awareness and activism go past students’ time on campus.
“It is really important for everyone to know about these issues so we can collectively work to address them,” she says. “Being educated about and aware of available resources is especially important for students who are studying law, forensic science and many other disciplines, such as social work or education, where they may encounter disability.”
For additional information or to request accommodations, email Kate Corbett Pollack at email@example.com or call 315.443.0228.
Story by Division of the Student Experience communications intern Haley Mykytka ’22, College of Visual and Performing Arts