Episode 63: Interdisciplinary Outreach in the Post-Secondary Environment: Nothing About Us Without Us
Steve Kuusisto - University Professor, Director
Diane Wiener - Research Professor, Associate Director
Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
On this episode of ADA Live!, we are joined by scholar-activists, authors, and Syracuse University faculty: University Professor, Steve Kuusisto, and recently appointed Research Professor, Diane Wiener. Steve is Director of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach at the Burton Blatt Institute; Diane's appointment is effective January 1, 2019, when she'll join Steve as Associate Director of this innovative initiative. She is currently Director of the Disability Cultural Center. We will be talking together about what's ahead for this new endeavor, and how disability justice and the experiences and expertise of people with disabilities will be at the center of the work that's underway and to come, locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.
Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
The new Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University will creates and advances Interdisciplinary, intersectional educational programs, research and pedagogy focused on disability justice, identities, cultures and studies. The office will also engage with a wide array of University constituents to interface, network and collaborate with local, regional, national and global partners, and pursue development and advancement opportunities that underscore, celebrate and enhance the rich and nuanced experiences of people with disabilities. The heart of this initiative are the interests and needs of Syracuse students, faculty, staff and alumni with disabilities - including the significant experiences and contributions of veterans.