News from our Executive Director, Devva Kasnitz!
I have the immense pleasure of announcing the first of what may be many SDS flames rising from what we could not do last June in Phoenix. We have collaborated with the Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA) to create a Strand of conference activities from among our members at their conference. It promises to be fun and useful.
There are only a few weeks to go for our Jan 16, 2017 deadline. I encourage you to ask questions via our disstudies listserv so everyone can benefit from the answers. You may also email organizers privately at SDSfirstname.lastname@example.org, please put in the subject field: QUESTION.
I know you will all have questions about SDS Memberships. Stay tuned! That’s coming out of the oven next.
Let the good times roll again!
All my Best,
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SDS Annual Awards!
Aug 24, 2016 - Congratulations to the winners of the Emerging Scholars and Senior Scholar awards, announced here.
SDS Annual General Membership Meeting
The virtual meeting was held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 5:00-6:30pm Eastern Time.
SDS Election results
An Update from the SDS Board of Directors
July 27, 2016 - Please click SDS Updates to read the latest news about SDS: debt settlement and annual membership meeting.executive office is moving!
Executive Office has Moved!
As of July 2016, the SDS Executive Office has relocated to Eureka, CA.
Please bear with us as we work to update the website to reflect the new office location.
New contact information is:
SDS Executive Office
PO Box 5570
Eureka, CA 95502
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Text, Voicemail: 510-206-5767
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email: sds (at) disstudies (dot) org
Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the Society for Disability Studies, membership, and the annual conference. Your inquiry will be addressed in the order it is received; please be patient as we attempt to respond to questions in the best way we can.
SDS Town Hall Meeting
The SDS Town Hall Meeting was held (virtually) on Wednesday, May 25, 4:30-6pm Eastern Time. Click Town Hall Meeting for detailed information about the meeting and to access meeting notes.
Phoenix 2016 Conference: an Important Message from the SDS Board of Directors
Feb. 22, 2016 - Please click Town Hall Meeting to read the full text of this announcement.
To the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) Membership (and our allies everywhere):
It is with great regret, and an earnest sense of responsibility, that we, the Board of Directors of SDS, write to inform you that on Friday, February 19th, we took the difficult step of voting overwhelmingly (ten positive votes and one abstention) to cancel the 2016 SDS conference in Phoenix due to an ongoing and now extreme budgetary crisis.
We took this step based on the counsel of experts in the nonprofit world, and we will be working with these partners to try to ensure a viable future for the organization. Like you, we consider SDS to be a vital resource for disability studies in the U.S. and around the world.
Announcing the Society for Disability Studies Speaker & Performer Roster
We invite members to become one of the first SDS Speakers & Performers on our new roster.
In efforts to gather together a robust list of people who often (more than once a year) speak or perform on disability or disability studies related topics —and to further creative ways to also support the Society for Disability Studies—we have created the SDS Speakers and Performers Roster (SDS-SPR).
Many other organizations—academic, corporate, public—have similar speaker’s “bureaus” that promote certain speakers for certain topics. Rather than promote certain speakers, we would like to be able to offer a more comprehensive and equitable “roster” that would then also demonstrate the vibrant and robust work that people are doing “on the ground” in our field, Disability Studies. We imagine that organizations and universities who are looking for good disability/disability studies speakers or performers to fit their own programming needs and goals might then be able to make use of the SDS-SPR—and too, that many of us working in these fields might have a further resource that lets us know the new and ongoing work of our colleagues.
Click link for more information about the SDS Speaker & Performer Roster.