Category: Student Interest

NFB of Illinois Scholarship and Internship Programs

The National Federation of the Blind of Illinois (NFBI) is pleased to announce two great opportunities for blind students. The 2017 NFBI Scholarships are available to legally blind students who reside or attend college in Illinois. Eligible students must be legally blind and must plan to be enrolled full-time in an accredited degree-granting program in the fall semester of 2017. Completed applications must be received by midnight Central Time on March 31, 2017. Please visit the website of the NFB of Illinois at www.nfbofillinois.org for the application.

Legally blind postsecondary students are also eligible to apply for academic scholarships through the national program sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind. The NFB offers thirty scholarships ranging in value from $3,000 to $12,000. To learn more and to apply, visit www.nfb.org/scholarships.

In addition to the scholarship program, the NFB of Illinois sponsors paid internship opportunities for legally blind students from eleventh grade through college. Students find volunteer opportunities in an area of interest to them, and earn a stipend through the NFBI. This is a great way for blind students to get hands-on work experience and build their resumes! Please visit www.nfbofillinois.org for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Debbie Stein
NFBI Scholarship/Internship Committee
Dkent5817@att.net
773-203-1394


Know Your Rights!, February 21st, 3:30pm, Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

Know Your Rights!
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 3:30PM-5:00PM
Location: Latino Cultural Center Lecture Center B2

Presented by the UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change

Taking an intersectional approach, the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) present the first of two moderated discussions intended to help members of our campus community better understand their civil liberties. Topics covered will include: laws and policies related to free speech and dissent, immigration status and travel restrictions, and campus/community advocacy and organizing efforts.

All audiences are welcome to join at this event. An ASL interpreter will be provided. If you need other accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Manako Yabe at myabe3@uic.edu

Participants Include:
Kristina Tendilla – Community Organizer, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago Lilian Jiménez – Policy Director, Cook County Board of Commissioners (7th district) Tanya Cabrera – Associate Director for Equity and Inclusion, Office of Diversity

FREE and open to the public. Light refreshment provided.

Organized by the CCUSC Know Your Rights Working Group

Save The Date!
Follow Up Event.
Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Location: 1603 W. Taylor, School of Public Health Auditorium, #109

Here is the link to the flyer for the event (same information as above) : https://drc.uic.edu/files/2017/02/Special_KnowYourRights_fb.jpg


Research Study for Students, Staff, and Faculty at UIC

Here is a great opportunity to be involved in a research study regarding experiences of people with disabilities at UIC. You will receive $30 for participating.

The research project uses focus groups to understand the status of people with disabilities on campus, in terms of satisfactory and unsatisfactory experiences, level of participation in campus life, needs, and concerns. The information from these focus groups will be used to design a university wide survey of students, faculty and staff with disabilities at UIC.

If you are interested contact Federico Waitoller, Principal Investigator, at fwaitoll@uic.edu or Hailee Gibbons, Co-Investigator, at hgibbo2@uic.edu or call (312) 413-2116.

Research Study for Students, Staff, and Faculty at UIC

Participate in a Focus Group on the Experiences of People with Disabilities at UIC

Earn $30 for Participation

Eligibility:
You’re an undergraduate student, graduate student, staff, or faculty member at UIC
You self-identify as having a disability (mobility, sensory, learning, cognitive, or developmental impairment, mental illness, chronic illness,etc.)
You are 18 years old or older.
You may participate in a focus group in person or online Interested or Have Questions?

If you are interested contact Federico Waitoller, Principal Investigator, at fwaitoll@uic.edu or Hailee Gibbons, Co-Investigator, at hgibbo2@uic.edu or call (312) 413-2116.

Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities


Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities – March 15th, Meet ANSYS, Enterprise, Genentech, Lexmark, Verizon & other Excellent Employers!

Are you a person with a disability…looking for a career opportunity or internship?

This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend. Great opportunity for College students & College grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Deloitte, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Microsoft, POLITICO, PricewaterhouseCoopers, & More!

Students and alumni are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions.
Connect with Employers looking to hire people with disabilities Access opportunities within a wide range of careers.
Chat with employers across the nation
Public and private sector opportunities

Interview with ease
Participate from the comfort of your home, your dorm room or your favorite coffee shop!
Discuss careers and internships with multiple employers End-to-end accessible technology platform

Career fairs with less hassle
Save time and money.
No business suit or travel required
No printed out resumes necessary

Register at www.careereco.com/register/disability

Virtual Career Fair Date: March 15, 2017

For information: bender@careereco.com or 770.980.0088


Chicago Disability Studies Conference 2017, Disability and Violence, April 7, 2017

2017 Chicago Disability Studies Conference: Disability & Violence 9am-3pm on April 7, 2017 at the University of Illinois at Chicago Organized by the Disability and Human Development Student Association

The Chicago Disability Studies Conference is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference focusing on disability and violence. This event is free, accessible, and open to the public. Papers are welcome from contributors inside and outside of disability studies, by undergraduate students, graduate students, non-UIC students, activists, and community members.

Violence has been a major issue faced by individuals and groups alike. Violence directly impacts the lives of many groups, especially as it is often perpetrated to exert power and control over an individual or a group of people. To understand the social oppression of any group, it is important to explore the forms of violence to which they are subjected, the impact violence has on them, and how they actively resist violence. As a marginalized population, people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to many forms of violence. We invite presentations that examine the intersection of violence and disability. Possible questions to explore include, but are not limited to:

– How do disabled people experience violence in contexts that claim to care for them, such as medical settings, group homes, and nursing homes?
– How do local, state, or the federal government support or sanction various forms of violence, such as police brutality, denial of disability benefits and other forms of public assistance, and lack of affordable healthcare?
– How do lack of or denial of access operate as forms of violence?
– How do disabled people who are also marginalized by race, gender, class, age, sexuality, and other social identities experience violence?
– How do transnational and global violence complicate issues such as disability identity and disability pride?
– How do disabled people, disability culture, and disability rights/justice movements address or resist violence? What coalitional possibilities exist between groups working to address diverse forms of violence?

We invite everyone to consider these questions and others as they submit papers that address the relationship between violence and disability by February 17th, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.

Presentation Times:

Graduate Students: 10-15 minutes
Undergraduate Students: 5-10 minutes
Community Members: 5-15 minutes

Please submit abstracts using the following Google Form:
https://goo.gl/forms/ukZcv5MRNpVb5HJs2
If you have any questions or have any difficulties accessing the submission form, contact DHDSA Academic and Professional Development Committee Chair Nell Koneczny at: nkonec2@uic.edu


NFB of Illinois Scholarship and Internship Programs

The National Federation of the Blind of Illinois (NFBI) is pleased to announce two great opportunities for blind students. The 2017 NFBI Scholarships are available to legally blind students who reside or attend college in Illinois. Eligible students must be legally blind and must plan to be enrolled full-time in an accredited degree-granting program in the fall semester of 2017. Completed applications must be received by midnight Central Time on March 31, 2017. Please visit the website of the NFB of Illinois at www.nfbofillinois.org for the application.

Legally blind post secondary students are also eligible to apply for academic scholarships through the national program sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind. The NFB offers thirty scholarships ranging in value from $3,000 to $12,000. To learn more and to apply, visit www.nfb.org/scholarships

In addition to the scholarship program, the NFB of Illinois sponsors paid internship opportunities for legally blind students from eleventh grade through college. Students find volunteer opportunities in an area of interest to them, and earn a stipend through the NFBI. This is a great way for blind students to get hands-on work experience and build their resumes! Please visit www.nfbofillinois.org for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Debbie Stein
NFBI Scholarship/Internship Committee
Dkent5817@att.net
773-203-1394


Disability Culture Expo This Thursday, 11/17/16, 2 PM – 4 PM

You are invited to our upcoming Disability Culture Expo! This is a celebration of disability culture and community, and will feature performances by UIC-affiliated and local Chicago artists with disabilities. Art forms will include dance, fashion, poetry, and mixed media.

This event is co-sponsored by the Disability and Human Development Student Association and the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Student Advisory Board.

Here are the details.

Disability Culture Expo!
• Date and Time: Thursday, November 17 from 2 PM – 4 PM • Location: Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL 60607.
• FREE food, refreshments, and swag!

Here is the link to the Facebook event as well: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683821518597604/


Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities, November 15, 2016

Bender Consulting Services is presenting the Bender Virtual Career Fair November 15, 2016 Connect with Over 50 Employers Nationwide Learn More at www.careereco.com/events/disability
Register at www.careereco.com/register/disability

Are you a person with a disability… looking for a career opportunity or internship?

This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend. Great opportunity for College students & College grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Capital One, CDC, Cox Communications, Intel, NIH, NSA, Ricoh, TwentyEighty, Verizon, & More!

Students and alumni are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions.

Connect with employers looking to hire people with disabilities Access opportunities within a wide range of careers.
•Chat with employers across the nation
•Public and private sector opportunities

Interview with ease
Participate from the comfort of your home, your dorm room or your favorite coffee shop!
•Discuss careers and internships with multiple employers •End-to-end accessible technology platform

Career fairs with less hassle
Save time and money.
•No business suit or travel required
•No printed out resumes necessary

Register at www.careereco.com/register/disability
Virtual Career Fair Date: November 15, 2016 For information: bender@careereco.com or 770.980.0088


CCUSC Special Announcement: In Memory of Pulse – Orlando,FL

Special Announcement

The Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) would like to invite you to a special remembrance for the lives taken in Pulse – Orlando, FL. We feel deep sorrow for the families and stand with our LGBTQ+ community.

Join us Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:00am in front of the Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2 for a gathering and collective tree planting in honor of the victims.

We ask that this moment is taken not as a single act but as an ongoing conversation to envision what a more peaceful society would look like and how we can be agents of change to contribute to this vision.

In solidarity,
CCUSC


AccessChicago 2016, July 13, 2016, Navy Pier

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Announces the Return of AccessChicago 2016 EXPO for People with Disabilities

Free and open to the public
July 13, 2016
10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Festival Hall A
Health Pavilion • Disability Organizations • Government Services
Products • Recreation • Raffle Prizes

AccessChicago Facts:
• FREE and open to people of all ages and disabilities
• Over 100 exhibitors display the latest services and products marketed to the disability community
• Information on disability related services and programs–from housing and employment to health and transportation
• Fun and interactive activities take place throughout the day including arts, crafts, gardening, entertainment and more
• Accessible wall climbing, petting zoo, adaptive rowing machines, seated aerobics and adaptive dancing
• Demonstrations of interactive wheelchair sports such as basketball, football, softball, baseball and rugby
• New and exciting attractions are added to every AccessChicago

AccessChicago is held bi-annually in July and serves as the City’s official recognition of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
AccessChicago is held at Navy Pier, Chicago’s top tourist attraction, located at 600 E. Grand Avenue, in Festival Hall A.

To learn more, Call 311 (Voice & TTY) or visit www.cityofchicago.org/mopd
http://www.facebook.com/CHIDisabilities
http://www.twitter.com/CHIDisabilities