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Queering Disaster Emergency Management - M.A. Cianfarani 100%

Queering Canadian Disaster and Emergency Management Abstract It is well-established that disasters reinforce social inequalities based on race, class, ability, ethnicity, and gender, yet very little is known about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people in disaster and emergency contexts in Canada.


Launch-invite 98%

Please join me at the exciting launch of the Super PAC – Harvey’s Fund – Dedicated to Advancing the Rights of Michigan’s LGBTQ Citizens.


The Humsafar Trust Media Fellowship - 2017 98%

Project DIVA- Media Fellowship Programme -2017 Project DIVA The Humsafar Trust (HST) is an LGBTQ community-based organization started in April 1994 as a support system for LGBTQ in Mumbai, India.


KYIX & EROC KM Final Letter 91%

Sexual​ ​violence​ ​on​ ​college​ ​campuses​ ​is​ ​an​ ​epidemic,​ ​one​ ​that​ ​largely​ ​and​ ​uniquely​ ​impacts students​ ​of​ ​historically​ ​underserved​ ​communities.​ ​Students​ ​of​ ​color,​ ​LGBTQ​ ​students,​ ​students with​ ​disabilities,​ ​and​ ​undocumented​ ​students​ ​face​ ​disproportionate​ ​rates​ ​of​ ​sexual​ ​violence​ ​on campus​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​additional​ ​barriers​ ​in​ ​accessing​ ​resources​ ​and​ ​assistance.​ ​As​ ​a​ ​consequence, the​ ​position​ ​for​ ​which​ ​Mr.​ ​Marcus​ ​is​ ​being​ ​considered​ ​will​ ​require​ ​him​ ​to​ ​account​ ​for​ ​the​ ​ways in​ ​which​ ​gender​ ​violence​ ​overlaps​ ​with​ ​other​ ​systems​ ​of​ ​oppression​ ​such​ ​as​ ​racism,​ ​homophobia, transphobia,​ ​and​ ​ableism.​ ​However,​ ​during​ ​his​ ​hearing​ ​Mr.​ ​Marcus​ ​made​ ​it​ ​clear​ ​that​ ​he​ ​is​ ​not committed​ ​to​ ​ensuring​ ​survivors,​ ​especially​ ​survivors​ ​from​ ​marginalized​ ​communities,​ ​have equal​ ​access​ ​to​ ​education.


Rentboy Letter Final--Nadler 4.15.16 89%

I am troubled by the targeting of this well-known website serving the LGBTQ community, and the rhetoric used by your agencies to describe the activities it facilitates, which together raise serious concerns that there may have been a discriminatory bias at play in pursuit of this matter.


NIFF programme as of 06.03.2018 89%

12 Jools Holland InConversation 17.00-19.00 10.00-12.00 Family Mary and the Witch's Flower 14.00-16.00 Shorts The Silent LGBTQ Child Cold Breath deaf inclusive screening Coming Soon Independent Feature Prejudices Against Shadows Documentary Sea of Life UK Premiere Independent Documentary Documentary Chinese Feature A Family The Opium A Better It's a Flawed Love Story War Tomorrow Circle Fri 30th March Sports To Valhalla Kayabike 12.00-14.00 16.00-18.00 Sports A Prayer 18.00-20.00 Before Dawn Indian Om Puri Retrospective:


Post-ElectionResourceDoc(1) 88% CARECEN-NY CARECEN empowers immigrant communities on Long Island through legal services and advocacy Ali Forney Center Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.


LGBTQ Friends 87%

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F03 EVT 09 85%

Yale IvyQ is an organization that itself is a collaboration between the various LGBTQ + student groups and communities on campus.


GORGEOUS press release v2 78%

Rob Lebow 760-327-3781 studio 323-717-3897 cell Media Advisory New Photography Book GORGEOUS Promotes Progressive Gender Concepts and Invites Brooklyn’s LGBTQ Community to Pose for Portrait Series What:


LGBT Films of Interest 2016 76%

LGBTQ+ Spotlight Hanky Code:


xiaoleilesbianfilmthesis 71%

Taiwan: Blue Gate Crossing (藍色大門) (2004), directed by Chin­Yen Yee (易智言) 18­20  Conclusion                                                                                                                          21­22  Resources                                                                                                                           22­23  Filmography                                                                                                                          23                                                Introduction  Some recent mainstream Chinese films present a butch tomboy character as a "bro"  1 who seems to live an asexual existence with no romantic possibilities ​ . The lesbian  characters in these films navigate a society where schoolgirl romance is moderately  tolerated​ , ​ but long­term romantic relationships that mirror the heteronormative nuclear  family are unaccepted by older generations. As I recognized the increasing prevalence of  this cultural phenomenon my interest in an emerging Chinese intersectional feminist  rhetoric​  ​ developed. Subsequently, I became intrigued by how the mediascape impacts  marginalized queer identities in China. With these topics in mind, I did a meta­analysis of  Taiwanese lesbian melodramas to explore the transnational impact of queerness in a  distinctly "Chinese" context.  For the purpose of this Keystone project, I  steer away from discussing in  2 detail the complicated political status of Taiwan ​  and focus more specifically on  representations of gendered bodies on screen in four films. It is also  important to state that  this paper has been filtered through my non­local perspective.A wave of excitement lapped  at the shore of Taiwan recently following the January election of Tsai Ing­wen, who  promised to recognize same­sex marriages and civil unions in Taiwan.  At the time of this  Keystone's publication, same­sex marriage is not recognized in Taiwan or any other East  Asian country. Despite the increased prevalence of positive representations in media, this  1 "Lao Zheng, typical Beijing chick. When she is around girls she is manly, when she is around guys she is  manlier. She loves plaid shirts, dislikes pretty dresses. Wherever she goes a trail of screams follow." (Girls, film).    2  Separate government, same cultural heritage seems to be the conclusion of least controversy for  Mainlanders and Taiwanese.       remains one of the main struggles the LGBTQ community in their quest for greater  acceptance.    Queer values in a Chinese and Taiwanese context often spring from transnational  engagement with media from a variety of countries outside of the sinosphere. Through  mobile apps, blogs, web videos, independent films, zines, academic articles, and music  activism and awareness of the visibility of LGBTQ Taiwanese is becoming more prevalent  than ever before. However, despite this increased exposure unfortunately many  stereotypes remain consistent with previous representations.   Using a queer studies lens, this Keystone will present analyses of four films in order  to reach a more clear understanding of queer identities in a sinospheric context. I will  argue for the formation of a lesbian identity as one that counters heteronormative  Confucian family values, subverts state control of bodies, and challenges cultural hegemony  of the nuclear family, public space, and self­identity politics in Taiwan. By recognising  patterns of resistance to lesbian identity via observing inter­generational conflict,  nostalghia for schooltime romance, and other recurring themes themes through the four  films, I discovered some possible communicative tools to help resolve some of these  struggles and present lesbian relationships in a more varied light with a greater likelihood  for a happy ending.  


SexWeek2015 Booklet Final-copy 70%

( (QUEER) SEX IN THE MIDDLE EAST - IT HAPPENS Explore issues of sexuality, LGBTQ rights, and activism in the wake of the Arab Spring with Al Sharq:


conference-program-guide-7 66%

It will look particularly the intersection of LGBTQ identities, newcomer identities, and disability.


TarsusTimes test 65%

Compete Magazine, which produces the awards, specifically highlighted the positive effect of Connect Sports’ work with the LGBTQ Sports Coalition, which connects LGBTQ sports planners with national suppliers.


2018 Democratic Party Survey 65%

(please choose four) • The repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) • The unconstitutional ban against immigrants from Muslim-majority countries • The deportation of law-abiding immigrants and the building of a border wall • A federal budget that increases military spending by billions of dollars while cutting funding for Medicaid, education, and other programs that help working families and seniors • Defunding public schools and creating “voucher” programs for private schools • Attacks on the civil rights of LGBTQ Americans • Dismantling of EPA regulations that protect our clean air and water • Tax cuts that benefit corporations, billionaires, and millionaires while doing nothing for the middle class • Opposition to common-sense gun safety measures • Loosening restrictions on Wall Street and big banks • I am not troubled by the policies of the Republican Party 2) Which aspects of the Trump presidency do you find most troubling?


OurDemands.docx 64%

Graduating Students of the University: We don’t need budget cuts and layoffs in the midst of a  $4.5 billion capital campaign, we need better priorities    Attention​ :    Robert Zimmer, President   Eric Isaacs, Provost  David Fithian, Executive Vice President  Rowan Miranda, Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer  Joseph Neubauer, Chairman, Board of Trustees    As graduating students of the University of Chicago, we are sitting in the Admissions Office in  Rosenwald Hall to call attention to the ways in which the University’s fixation on increasing its capital  and prestige causes harm to people within the University community and outside it. The University has  the wrong priorities. Furthermore, the problems we have witnessed in the years we have spent here  have not occurred by accident or in isolation, but as the direct result of what the University chooses to  prioritize. Right now, the University is simultaneously calling for austerity and launching the largest  capital campaign in its history. ​ We refuse to accept that severe budget cuts, which will result in layoffs  and cuts to needed student and academic services, are necessary, given that the University is raising  $4.5 billion as part of its “Impact and Inquiry” campaign, completing a $1.5 billion campus  remodeling, and laying the groundwork for unwanted, unprecedented developments in other  neighborhoods. Prestige means nothing if it comes at the expense of the safety and well­being of the  University’s students, faculty, staff, and neighbors.     This budget is only the latest instance of something we have seen again and again. While the University  publicly touts its diverse student body and its faculty’s academic achievements, the institution  continually privileges prestige and profit­making over addressing the many issues that affect members  of its campus and the surrounding community. Indeed, it refuses to address these issues because doing  so would mar its image and impede further profit­making. In our time here, we have seen the  University disregard the concerns of its students over sexual assault, racism on campus, socioeconomic  barriers, LGBTQ issues, and disabilities; we have seen it exploit its graduate students as labor; we have  seen it overpolice its surrounding community while denying those same neighborhoods their only  viable option for a trauma center; we have seen it invest in climate change­causing fossil fuels and the  Israeli occupation of Palestine; and we have seen it underpay (and now layoff) its workers.     We recognize that the University’s continued prioritization of its financial interests over the needs of its  community and neighbors is a structural problem that cannot be fully addressed by policy changes and  individual solutions. We recognize too, however, that we cannot ignore the injustice and harm that this  causes. For as long as the University continues to protect its image at the expense of the people it  “serves,” we will continue to demand change.    Given the urgency of the needs of those whom the University’s priorities affect most adversely, and the  University’s repeated refusal to listen to our demands, we are sitting in the Admissions Office to  demand the University release the details of its budget cuts, and to demand negotiations with one of the  abovementioned decision­makers about the below­listed demands.      Budget    We demand that the University not make these budget cuts at all. We especially demand that it meet the  following provisions:  ● No layoffs to low­wage workers.  ● No reductions in student job opportunities and assistance, and protections for all resources that  help low­income students.   ● No cuts to academic budgets, which will only further increase the exploitation of adjuncts and  graduate students as underpaid labor.  ● No cuts to jobs that will require faculty to take on additional administrative tasks.     Campus Sexual Violence and Title IX Compliance    ● ● ● ● Provide all University of Chicago students with ongoing comprehensive education and  resources on: consent; sexual assault, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, and  stalking; student’s rights under Title IX; and how to report gender­based violence at UChicago  and in the community.  o Starting in fall 2015, incorporate this comprehensive education and information about  resources at the “U­Choose” Chicago Life Meeting after Sex Signals for college  students.  o Starting in fall 2016, replace Sex Signals with a program that incorporates survivor  narratives and acknowledges the harsh reality of sexual and gender­based violence.  o Starting in fall 2015, establish in­person comprehensive educational programs at all  graduate and professional schools.  Provide public and easily accessible information online for students in multiple languages that  outlines what their rights and options are when they report sexual violence, domestic violence,  intimate partner violence, and stalking.   o This should include flowcharts and timelines of the reporting processes at UChicago.  Release aggregate data from the past two years to supplement information that the University  has to release as per the Clery Act;  o This should include data about the number of reports that go to a disciplinary process,  how many of “the accused” are found responsible, and what the sanctions are for  “responsible” students (e.g., suspension)   o This data should be released semi­annually, as at Yale.  o Release the campus climate survey results before the end of the spring quarter of 2015.  University committees addressing sexual and gender­based violence must include student  advocates and survivors. This includes Provost­appointed committees that review changes to  the Policy on Unlawful Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.    Socioeconomic Diversity    ● ● ● ● Comprehensive data should be collected via surveys, etc. about students’ experiences with  student employment, particularly students receiving need­based financial aid. Additionally, the  financial aid office should have data on the percentage of students receiving private/federal  loans and programming that addresses student debt and credit.      All initiatives under “No Barriers” should be instituted retroactively for students receiving  need­based financial aid (no loans, funded opportunities, lifelong career support;​ ).  Commit to instituting mandatory diversity training including class for all faculty and staff that  work directly with students (includes, but is not limited to: Resident Heads, Assistant Resident  Heads, Orientation leaders, faculty, etc.)  Subsidize travel costs for families who cannot afford to travel to orientation week and/or  graduation.    Labor    ● Institute a $15/hour University minimum wage for all University employees, including  part­time, off­campus, and student workers.    Equitable Policing    ● ● ● Accountability. Strengthen the effectiveness and credibility of the Independent Review  Committee (IRC) by making two changes:  o The IRC is currently appointed by the Provost. Create another mechanism for  appointing student and community representatives to the IRC—e.g., students are  appointed by student government and community members by aldermen in consultation  with community organizations in their wards.  o The IRC currently reviews investigations after the fact and provides recommendations  that are purely advisory. Make IRC review an integral part of the investigative process:  the investigator submits the results of the investigation and recommendation to the IRC.  The IRC reviews the investigation and makes its recommendations to the UCPD chief.  Ultimate authority resides with the UCPD chief, but it is expected that the chief will  make an effort to come to agreement with the IRC. In the event the IRC is not satisfied  with the quality or thoroughness of an investigation, it can send the case back for more  work.  Transparency. As a private institution performing an essential governmental function—law  enforcement—the U of C should be held subject to the same standards of transparency as  public police forces in Illinois.  Information. In addition to the general transparency requirements, the U of C should undertake  the following:   o Log information on all pedestrian stops, as well as traffic stops.  o Conduct a citizens survey. (Sometime next year, after reforms have been implemented.)    In the fall, a group of students and allies came together to draft a list of demands calling on the University to take clear  action to address its culture of racial and ethnic discrimination. We fully support their demands, and repeat them in the  following three categories here because the University continues to neglect the needs of the less entitled members of its  community.     Campus Climate     ● ● ● Immediately release the results of the campus climate survey on sexual misconduct and  assault.   Implement a campus climate survey on diversity and inclusion by Autumn Quarter 2015,  and immediately release the results upon completion.  Commission a program, similar to AlcoholEdu, that demonstrates the importance of  cross­cultural acceptance and inclusion.  o This program should be tailored to the specific roles of administrators, faculty, staff,  and students. This will ensure that all members of the UChicago community have a  clear and concrete idea of what behaviors and attitudes are crucial to creating an  inclusive and civil community.    Undergraduate Curriculum    ● ● ● ● An investigatory committee should be set up to draw from the successful efforts of our peer  institutions in implementing required diversity and inclusion education for all students.  Diversify the Core curriculum by developing more courses that grant significant attention to  the concepts of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and other issues of social justice.  Change the curriculum of Chicago Life Meetings in order to address issues of diversity and  inclusion for student in the college during Orientation Week  Add a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion requirement to the Core, informed by initiatives  similar to UC San Diego’s DEI requirement.  o This can take the form of a writing­seminar style that can be taken pass or fail.    Faculty Recruitment and Retention    ● Intensification of concrete strategies for attracting diverse faculty  o Make a commitment of funding coupled with hired positions focused on increasing  numbers of faculty/staff of color in all departments and offices at the College and  graduate schools.  o Commit to establishing transparency in the recruitment and hiring processes of diverse  faculty.  o Commit to establishing transparency in tenure strategies for departments.  o Commit to the implementation of concrete strategies for retaining diverse faculty  including, but not limited to, supportive programming and courses in their  specializations.    Graduate Student Life     ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Engage with graduate employees in open, democratic dialogue, and respect the right of  organized labor to negotiate for fair compensations.  Eliminate the practice of tying “time to degree” requirements to funding.  Offer both academic & alternative professionalization courses in all departments and across  divisions.  Eliminate Advanced Residency tuition.  Increase job security for research positions in the Sciences.   Raise teaching wages to be commensurate with inflation.   Abolish all hidden fees, particularly the ​ Student Life Fee​ .  ● ● ● ● ● Partner with graduate­employees to improve teacher training on issues of diversity and  accessibility.  Institutionalize graduate feedback in department hiring processes.  Improve availability of information on and resources to adequately deal with sexual  harassment.  Enable all graduate­employees to access affordable and reliable child care, and extend child  care stipends and parental leave policy to all MA and International student parents.   Enforce transparency about health care costs, and distinguish fees from benefits.    Social Service Administration (SSA) Student Demands  ● ● ● Collaborate with students and a third­party, applied research organization to create a 5­year  strategic plan to understand and address the oppression of marginalized students at SSA.  Hire a full­time staff member (Anti­Oppression Coordinator) on a 5­year contract to  coordinate the implementation of the 5­year strategic plan, who regularly reports to the  student body. On the hiring committee for the Anti­Oppression Coordinator there must be a  student representative elected by peers.  Make an institutional commitment to transparency on who at SSA holds responsibility for  addressing student grievances about bias in the classroom and what accountability  measures exist for ANY teaching staff.   LGBTQ Student Life Issues    ● ● ● Expand the Office of LGBTQ Student Life from one to three full­time staff  Make all single­user restrooms explicitly gender neutral  Have gender neutral, single­user and accessible restrooms in every building on campus    Climate Change    ● Immediately freeze any new investments in the most carbon­intensive fossil fuel extraction  companies.  ● Divest from direct ownership and any comingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities  and corporate bonds within five years.  ● Implement climate and carbon risk assessment into the University's short­term and long­term  investment strategies.    Israeli Occupation of Palestine    Long term:  ● Answer to Palestinian civil society’s call to boycott Israeli academic, research, and  governmental institutions until the end of the Israeli Occupation.  Short term:  ● Discontinue the Jerusalem study abroad program until the Israeli occupation ends.    Trauma Center    Long term:


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