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(Do not send resumes to this site, all application materials are to be sent to employers). Disability Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has a rich history of advocating for students, faculty and staff with disabilities since 1973. Currently, we provide accommodation services to more than 1800 people on campus. Our staff is committed to providing members of the University community with the finest educational opportunities and the most appropriate accommodations available for people with disabilities.

Mission: We understand that for some, it can be uncomfortable to identify as a person with a disability, but we further understand how rewarding it is to know that you are not alone. This fb page provide opportunities for folks to connect with one another to build as we strive to build a community of understanding.

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09/29/2020
Men's Fall Outfit Ideas with Pro Football Player Josh Allen | JCPenney

• The Suit Up webpage has been embedded in the flyer to make it easy for your students to access from any format you provide them this information. All they need to do is click the word “here” and the page will pull up. I am also providing the link for any additional communications you may provide to your students. The website link is: www.jcpenney.com/m/suit-up

• For the coupons, each school has been assigned a unique coupon code. With over 300 schools participating in Suit Up this fall, we did our best to create a code that would be easy for your students to remember. The system will kick back a notification if they input the incorrect information. Students can use this coupon in-store or online, and will be able to begin requesting coupons 2 days prior to your scheduled event.
• The offer reflected on the flyer for the online event is Extra 30% off. During an in-store event, we can determine the sale price of the items that students are purchasing while they are in store and can promote the Up to 60% off. When students are shopping online, we cannot know what day they will be making their purchase, and because sales fluctuate online, we are not able to advertise the event differently than Extra 30%. The coupon will still take additional off the sale price, so there is no change when the students use the coupon.

• If you want to include any visuals, here are some videos located on our page. Feel free to review and share with your students if you like.
o https://www.facebook.com/416390918442485/videos/235117374237138 or https://www.instagram.com/p/B_AhcRjnOAl/
o https://www.facebook.com/416390918442485/videos/426832184602667 or https://www.instagram.com/p/B2VNKKsn5gK/
o https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLVt1Omx6MHgVMaynFvAfdeRK_utoqh0VL&loop=1&rel=0&cm_re=ZA-_-GALLERY-_-GRID-_-CAT-MENS_SUITS-_-Banner-WatchVideo_4
o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYxOdXkIT_o&list=PLVt1Omx6MHgWSN3i8SGN_-03B0ZyUMlCU&index=3
o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_t37kDUg-k&list=PLVt1Omx6MHgWSN3i8SGN_-03B0ZyUMlCU

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2020 Disability Summit - Thursday, October 29, 9am-1pm

The Massachusetts Office on Disability will be hosting the 6th annual Disability Summit virtually on October 29, 2020 from 9:00am-1:00pm.

The 2020 Disability Summit focuses on reasonable accommodations within employment and socialization in a virtual world with a wide range of engaging speakers from State Government, Non-Profit Agencies, Healthcare, and Disability Organizations.

The goal of this year's sixth annual summit is to highlight accommodations, self-care, socialization, and resources during the pandemic that can be applied to our personal and professional lives.

To REGISTER for the event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2020-disability-summit-hosted-by-the-massachusetts-office-on-disability-tickets-119150322823

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Disability Book Series: Join Alice Wong on Disability Visibility - Sunday, 10/4, from 7 - 9pm EST

Join a conversation with Alice Wong, editor of Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century and founder of Disability Visibility.

Find out more and register to secure your spot in the Zoom Room on Eventbrite.

Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, media maker, and consultant. She is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014. Currently, Alice is the Editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people.

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Title Zero
Oct 02, 2020 3:00 PM
Online - Free for all audiences (registration required)

In her talk Title Zero (a Deaf English loanword for "no title"), Berlin-based artist Christine Sun Kim will share multiple projects that visualize, critique, and contextualize how sound operates in her life and work, as well as its relationship to her Deaf and hearing collaborators, family, and friends.

Kim's work examines sound and language via musical notations, poetic sound captions from film clips, pie chart drawings, as well as American Sign Language in all its complexities. Her drawings of Deaf rage and other works respond to all-too-frequent experiences of discrimination and inaccessibility and offer profound and humorous insights into issues of social justice and the human condition.

Title Zero
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We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Accessibility Manager Helyn Marshall at [email protected] or via telephone at (614) 688-3890. Requests made by September 18 will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the Wexner Center for the Arts will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Cosponsored by Ohio State's Department of Art's Visiting Artist Program and the Wexner Center for the Arts with support from Ohio State's American Sign Language Program and ADA Coordinator's Office.

MADE POSSIBLE BY:
• American Electric Power Foundation
• Greater Columbus Arts Council
• The Columbus Foundation
• Ohio Arts Council
• Institute of Museum and Library Services
• Huntington Bank
• Nationwide Foundation

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Perspectives on Covid-19 and Anti-Asian Bias and Xenophobia | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Perspectives on Covid-19 and
Anti-Asian Bias and Xenophobia

Wed. Sept. 23, 2020
12pm - 2pm
Open to the UMass Amherst community and public but registration is required at:
https://www.umass.edu/diversity/events/perspectives-covid-19-and-anti-asian-bias-and-xenophobia

Part I: Faculty Panel and Q&A (12:00-1:00pm)
• “The Larger Context of Anti-Asian Racism”
C.N. Le, Senior Lecturer II in Sociology and Director of the Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate
• “U.S. Empire-building and Anti-Asian Racism: A Historical Perspective”
Richard T Chu, Five College Associate Professor of History
• “How Would an Inclusive Community Talk about China?”
Sigrid Schmalzer, Professor of Chinese history and a Vice President of the Massachusetts Society of Professors
• “Recuperating Multiracial Labor Solidarity as a Meaningful APA Politics: Lessons from the Filipino ‘Essential’ Workers of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee”
Cedric de Leon, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Labor Center
• “Creative Responses to Anti-Asian Racism during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Michael Sakamoto, Interim Director of Programming and Director of Asian/Asian American Arts and Culture
• “Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Asian Racism: Bridging Divides, Renewing Solidarities”
Sangeeta Kamat, Professor of Comparative and International Education, College of Education
Part II: Students, Staff, and Community Members and Q&A (1:00-2:00pm)
• Hwei-Ling Greeney, founder and executive director of Amherst Community Connections
• Jay Wong, Program Director and Brooke Kamalani Yuen, Western MA Coordinator of the Asian American Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• Sonia Lindop, Project Director for Auxiliary Enterprises Career Ladder Program
• Lily Tang, undergraduate student and staff at the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center and founder of the UMass Amherst Annual Asian American Film Festival
• Shao Yu Tseng (Dora), staff from GEO and Disability Services
• Lian Guo, PhD Candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in harassment, bullying, verbal assaults, and violence directed at Asian Americans and those within the Asian diaspora. These incidents connect to a long history of anti-Asian racism that has been supported by laws, institutions and representations, along with a long history of resistance by Asian Americans in solidarity with other communities of color. This panel presents various perspectives from a diverse group of UMass Amherst faculty, professional staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and community members.

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Organized by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Co-sponsored by the Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program, the Department of History, the Labor Center, the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, the Department of Sociology, and the Asian & Asian American Arts and Culture Program, the Fine Arts Center, the College of Education, and the Massachusetts Society of Professors.

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