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(DIS)COURSES: Interdisciplinary Disability Dialogues – Spring 2022

February 18, 2022
Source: Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University (BBI)

[The digital poster uses a golden yellow and red color palette with black sans serif lettering and some white space. The Burton Blatt Institute Syracuse University logo—three abstract black figures spiraling into a circle—appears at the top.]

Join the Burton Blatt Institute’s (BBI) Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach (OIPO) ( and Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature ( for the latest in an exciting, ongoing series on disability literature, media, and the arts, focusing on critical reflection, teaching, and research in today’s world.

Disability Justice Lessons for Our Collective Survival: A Discussion about Crip Kinship
With Shayda Kafai
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
3:00-4:00 p.m. EST VIA Zoom | Register for this event:

[Color photograph of Shayda Kafai, a Middle Eastern femme wearing bright pink lipstick. She is smiling at the camera. She has short, wispy hair, a long silver feather earring, and is wearing a black shirt.]

Ecocrip Sensibilities: Mending, Care, and Love Affairs
With Naomi Ortiz
Thursday, April 7, 2022
5:00-6:30 p.m. EST VIA Zoom | Register for this event:

[Color photograph of Naomi Ortiz, a light-skinned Mestiza with short dark hair looks intently to the side. An earring with a concentric circle design swings below the hairline. The backdrop is a mountain, cacti and desert trees. Photo credit: Jade Beall.]

Enabling and “Cripping” the Back-to-the-Land Movement
With Clark A. Pomerleau
Monday, April 11, 2022
12:00-1:30 p.m. EST VIA Zoom | Register for this event:

[Color photograph of Clark A. Pomerleau, a clean-shaven white man in his forties with short-cropped brown hair and smiling hazel eyes. He is dressed in a light blue button-down shirt, navy bowtie, and tweedy grey suit jacket. The photo’s background is green.]

The Ethics of Passing and Disability Disclosure in Higher Education
With Joseph A. Stramondo
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5:00-6:30 P.M. EST via Zoom | Register for this event:

[Color photograph of Joseph A. Stramando, a cis-gender, white man with dwarfism. He is wearing a green sweater, round framed eyeglasses, a dark grey cap and a neon orange lanyard around his neck. He has a thick beard of dark brown hair and is speaking into a microphone while gesturing with his right hand, in which he is holding a clicker for a slide presentation.]

The Spring 2022 (Dis)courses Series is sponsored by the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach (OIPO) at the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University and Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature, with very special thanks to the Syracuse University Libraries, and with additional support from the Center on Disability and Inclusion, the Central New York Humanities Corridor Health Humanities Working Group (Medicine, Disease, Disability, and Culture), the Consortium for Culture and Medicine, Cultural Foundations of Education, Dept. of Biology, Dept. of English, Dept. of History, Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies, the Disability Cultural Center, Disability Studies, The Graduate School, Hendricks Chapel, Information Technology Services, the Intergroup Dialogue Program, La Casita Cultural Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center, LGBTQ Studies, the Renée Crown University Honors Program, the School of Education, and the Syracuse University Humanities Center.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, live captioning, and image descriptions will be provided during each event. Additional accommodations requests for each event can be made when registering via Zoom. The events will be recorded, and accessible videos will be shared publicly on the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach (OIPO) website (

Copies of selected texts will be available for purchase via the Syracuse University Campus Store (

Visit (Dis)courses online ( to register for the Zoom webinars and learn more about the series and our co-sponsors.

Questions? Contact us via email at

To download a PDF copy of the print poster, visit:

A QR code linking to the (Dis)courses website is in the lower right corner of the poster.

Original series poster designed by Professor Emily Vey Duke