Posts Tagged Disability

CA bill would add LGBT people and people with disabilities to social studies syllabi

Yesterday, the California state senate passed a bill that would require public schools to add LGBT people and people with disabilities to the list of groups whose contributions to American society are recognized in social studies curricula.

The New York Times reports that,

… starting in the 2013-14 school year, [the bill] would prohibit districts and the California Board of Education from using textbooks or other instructional materials that reflect adversely on gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
If the bill becomes law, California would be the first state to require the teaching of LGBT history.

Democratic Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco, a supporter of the bill, said that the change to curricula could change the culture in schools to make homophobic ...

Yesterday, the California state senate passed a bill that would require public schools to add LGBT people and people with disabilities to the list of groups whose contributions to American society are recognized in social studies curricula.

The ...

Guest Post: Intersecting Passions: Disability & Feminism

Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.  Our performance work explores the themes of sexuality, embodiment and the disabled body.

We are a night away from our opening performance of Knotting Stories Over Time and Geography, and this year is our 5th annual performance – exhilarating, exhausting, transformative, and by nature, drama.  We have thirteen artists working in theater, dance, literature, film and (for the lobby installation) sculpture to create the strongest show to date. The performance arcs from histories including colonization, eugenics and medical abuse to the alchemy of healing through sex into laying the foundation ...

Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.  Our performance work explores the themes ...

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