Russian disability film: free screening!
Oct 3, 4pm, in CMU 226: Pineapple & director Q&A
Join us for this US premiere screening of Pineapple, a feature-length indy romantic comedy about a wheelchair-user who can walk, but can't find love. Followed by Q&A with the director & disability activist Vladimir Rudak.
When: Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, 4-7pm
Where: CMU 226 (Communications Building), Univeristy of Washington
Vladimir Rudak is a filmmaker, musician and disability activist in Russia. Pineapple tells the story of Gena, a wheelchair user who secretly has regained the ability to walk, but prefers to remain an “invalid” in social life—until he falls in love. Like Rudak’s previous feature film work (Tough Guys Don’t Dance), the film offers a critique of the social perception of people with disabilities, and offers an irreverent, charming, and quirky comical take on the idiosyncracies of daily life in today’s Russia. The film will be presented in Russian with English subtitles, and followed by a talk back session (with consecutive translation) with Rudak about the work. Rudak also plays in the popular band Kto Kak Mozhet.
In Russian with English subtitles.
More info click here, or contact Jose Alaniz, email@example.com.
Co-sponsored by the Ellison Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies, Department of Slavic Languages, and Disability Studies Program.
To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara Goering on neuroethics
Recent article with captioned video about Sara's work!
She is a UW Professor in Philosophy and in Disability Studies.
Film Review by José Alaniz
D Center is hiring a professional staff position!
Closing date: July 8th, 2016. See UW Hires webpage. Questions? write to email@example.com
Leah Lakshmi, the outgoing advisor, writes:
The D Center is hiring a new Advisor! The post is here: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&jobhistory=1&szOrderID=134325 and closes July 8. This is a 20 hour a week position with full benefits doing programming, coordinating and financial tracking for UW Seattle's disabled and Deaf student community center. We know there are amazing folks in our community who could do a great job- please apply!
From the job announcement:
The D Center supports, empowers, and mentors disabled, Deaf, chronically ill, and neuro diverse students and enhances the visibility and engagement of disability experiences on the UW-Seattle campus. The D Center strives to create an inclusive, accessible space affirming of all bodies, minds, and identities by fostering a sense of community and a culture of social justice and pride.
The D Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Part-Time 50% Counseling Services Coordinator.
The Counseling Services Coordinator supports D Center operations and staff and collaborates with other student entities, student services, and academic programs to develop and fulfill its mission. The position will maintain an affirming and supportive environment through advising, communication, education, and advocacy for the D Center’s staff and student leaders. The Counseling Services Coordinator will cultivate and promote the mission of the D Center throughout campus and raise awareness of disability justice, needs, and accessibility.
The Counseling Services Coordinator will lead and manage aspects of the center including, but not limited to: developing and implementing programs; hiring and training student staff; developing and managing budgets; and developing and maintaining referral sources. The position will work with the disabled and Deaf community to create leadership opportunities for students and enhance the cultural efforts at the University.
To see the requirements & to apply, go to "Staff Jobs", "UW Jobs" and search for position # 134325, under "Student Services" for the D Center.
E.T. Russian "Casting Shadows"
Friday, June 3, 12:00-1:00, MGH 024
E.T. Russian, “CASTING SHADOWS: The making of a multi-sensory installation piece about disability culture and the human experience”
CASTING SHADOWS is a multi-sensory, audio-video installation piece of comics that explore disability culture and the human experience. As an artist with a physical disability I was compelled to create this piece because storytelling is vital and the disability experience is characterized by isolation and often misunderstood. CASTING SHADOWS explores themes of animal-human interdependence, family, employment, homelessness, the body, the brain, race, sexuality, illness, parenting and connection. CASTING SHADOWS offers storytelling on multiple sensory levels (audio, visual and spatial), making this piece accessible to a wide variety of audiences. This talk will explore the process of making this project, including interviews, sound recordings, photography and original illustrations. CASTING SHADOWS will have its debut exhibition at The Jack Straw Foundation in Fall 2016.
E.T. RUSSIAN is a multi-media artist, author, filmmaker, performer, educator and healthcare provider living in Seattle, Washington. Russian is the author of The Ring of Fire Anthology (2014) and has published work in The Seattle Weekly, The Graphic Medicine Manifesto (2015), Gay Genius (2011) and The Collective Tarot (2008). Russian is a member of Seattle comic collective THE HAND, an Advisory Board Member for Seattle’s Short Run Fest, an organizer centered in Disability Justice, a featured performer with Sins Invalid and dance company Light Motion, and Co-Director of documentary Third Antenna (2001). Russian has lectured at Universities, conferences and community organizations across the country, and received support from the Seattle Office of Art & Culture, The Art Matters Foundation, The Jack Straw Foundation and the Harlan Hahn Award in Disability Studies from the University of Washington. Russian is a documentarian at heart and believes storytelling is a powerful tool for the liberation of all people. Learn more at ETRUSSIAN.COM
More news from/about E.T.!!
JUNE 4, 2016 / SATURDAY / 11PM-9PM Olympia, WA I will be tabling the OLYMPIA COMICS FEST And I will also be on a panel with cartoonist Tatiana Gill talking about bodies in comics
JUNE 9, 2016 /SATURDAY /5-9PM Seattle Art Museum I will be tabling at the opening of the new exhibit... GRAPHIC MASTERS This is a great new exhibit featuring graphic illustrations by famous painters such as Goya, Rembrandt and Picasso, as well as well-known cartoonist R. Crumb. Short Run Fest is curating a group of Seattle cartoonists who will be selling their comics and zines and film-make Clyde Petersen is curating animations, as well.
* Also, last night I was on Hollow Earth Radio
With my comic collective T H E H A N D! We were interviewed by #DJLuluNation Check it out at: https://www.mixcloud.com/LuluNationTalkShow/ (to be posted soon)
Yonas Seifu talks about his "Intersectional Journey"
Disability Studies brown bag talk. Join us on Friday, May 20th, 12-1pm, in the D Center (MGH 024)
Yonas Seifu, "My Intersectional Journey"
May 20, 12-1pm, MGH 024.
A stray bullet strike me in the back of the head and voila, I am shoved into my journey from temporarily able-bodied person to physically impaired person.
As if being a Black Immigrant Male was not enough.
Now, I am navigating another socially constructed group and battling the various gate keepers.
Going through the struggles, enlightenment, somewhat accepting and the battle to equalize.
Equipping myself with the language I needed to describe what I had been going through.
Defining successful endgame with the disability perspective.
Article below about my situation in the Seattle Times:
Throughout my journey I have had some positive and not so positive experiences. These lessons have taught me a tremendous amount of coping capabilities. I have been writing and recording resilience stories. Learning the history of disability and how it has been constructed and a forced boundary on individuals has been strengthening my confidence.
Topics I will cover:
The panic, devastation, coping and accepting.
Relationships in immigrant family and culture and community.
Pursuit of romance, education, and a career.
CFP for 2016 Harlan Hahn DS grants
Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Grants
Disability Studies Program, University of Washington
Call for Proposals, Spring 2016
The Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund was established by the generous gift of the late Harlan D. Hahn, disability activist, political scientist, and disability studies scholar, to the University of Washington’s Disability Studies Program. The Harlan Hahn awards typically range between $500 and $5,000. The number and amount of the grants awarded depends on the quality of the individual projects and the overall number of eligible proposals received.
2016 Call for Proposals
The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2016. Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies.
Awarded Harlan Hahn funds may be used for:
• Support of academic research projects, pedagogical research, or writing projects in Disability Studies or informed by Disability Studies.
• Travel to conferences in the field of Disability Studies or related to Disability Studies, to present research or to participate in the Disability Studies academic community.
• Support for the development of a course with Disability Studies content.
• Support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support) that are aligned with Disability Studies.
Application deadline: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11pm.
All application materials should be submitted to the Catalyst dropbox: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/jmeb/38168
The Harlan Hahn Fund Committee will notify the award recipients of its decisions by June 3, 2016. Applicants may request feedback from the Committee for improving their chances in the next year’s competition. Please contact Professor Sara Goering (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To apply, submit all of the following:
- A brief (1-2 page) proposal outlining the specific activities that will be funded by the Harlan Hahn grant, how the project fits the award criteria, and the expected outcomes.
- A brief personal statement describing how the applicant exemplifies the award criteria. This should include a description of the applicant’s Disability Studies related experience, research, teaching, and/or career goals, and an explanation of how the grant support will advance the applicant’s research and/or education.
- Official or unofficial academic transcript (for students), or UW employment history (for staff and faculty).
- Name and contact information for one professional reference.
- A detailed narrative budget justification. Request a specific total amount of funds needed for the project, and provide estimates for how funds will be spent on particular needs. Sample spending categories are outlined in “Selection criteria.”
- You must be an enrolled University of Washington undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.
- Eligible applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA in Disability Studies courses or equivalent demonstration of academic excellence in areas related to Disability Studies (e.g. courses completed in related disciplines, courses taught as a graduate teaching assistant, or scholarly work conducted as a research assistant).
- Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.
FACULTY and STAFF:
- You must be a University of Washington academic or staff employee with a minimum 50% appointment at the time of application.
- Eligible applicants should have exhibited and sustained efforts towards incorporating the Disability Studies approach into research and/or teaching and contributing to the knowledge base of Disability Studies.
- Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.
NOTE: Everyone interested in submitting a proposal is welcome to consult with members of the Harlan Hahn Fund Committee about the grants and/or the application process. Please request a consultation as early as possible in the preparation process. For 2016, the contact person is Professor Sara Goering (email@example.com).
Disability Studies content. We are interested in proposals that have potential to contribute to the field of Disability Studies (DS). DS focuses on the social, cultural, political, and historical meanings of disability. DS is not medicine, special education, or professions oriented towards prevention or treatment of disabilities, but it should inform those disciplines. The field of Disability Studies explores how disability has been constructed, demarcated, and represented in culture and art, laws and policies, professional practices, and everyday life. The intersections between disability and other identity categories such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity are addressed in DS teaching, scholarship, and activism. The voices and roles of disabled people themselves are emphasized in defining problems and evaluating solutions. For more information about the field, please visit the websites of the UW Disability Studies Program (http://depts.washington.edu/disstud/) and the Society for Disability Studies (https://www.disstudies.org/about/what_is_ds).
Concept and impact. We will be looking for proposals with a well-conceptualized research methodology or manuscript idea. For research and/or writing projects, explain how you plan to disseminate your findings or what other concrete products you anticipate. If you propose attendance at a conference, explain how this conference will inform your future work or how your contribution to the conference disseminates Disability Studies content. If you propose to develop a course, explain how the course will be implemented and made sustainable.
Budget justification. We will evaluate whether the proposed budget is appropriate to meet the stated goals of the project. Include in your narrative explanation: clearly defined and realistic expenditures; a plan of action to implement spending; exact dates or clearly defined time frames for completion of segments of the project; full description of the conference, people who will be hired and for what skills, survey population, etc. Also identify whether Harlan Hahn funds will be sufficient to cover all costs of the activities, and what additional sources of funding you have sought and/or received for the project. Provide approximate values for expenditures in any of the following categories:
- Salary (NOTE: Salary is subject to applicable UW benefits costs)
- Travel costs
- Conference fees, lodging, per diem
- Research subject payments
- Routine supplies
- Research or writing support services (e.g. fees to outside consultants)
- Other (provide explanation)
Previous grantees. Past performance with Harlan Hahn Fund awards will also be taken into consideration when assessing an application by a previous winner.
Additional Information for Applicants
Payment of grants. After the decision process is complete, each grant recipient will be required to consult with the Disability Studies Program fiscal administrator and devise a precise budget.
Required outcomes. Recipients of the Harlan Hahn Grant are expected to give a Disability Studies Program brown bag talk or other public presentation, as well as submit a short written summary of how the funds were spent. Funds must be used for the proposed project.
Time to completion. All grant-funded activities must be completed by June 30, 2017.
Questions. If you have any questions about the grants and/or the application process, please contact Professor Sara Goering (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application deadline: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11pm.
All application materials should be submitted to the Catalyst dropbox:https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/jmeb/38168
DS Symposium! Full schedule now up
May 12-14, 2016, UW Seattle & Bothell. "Making Disability Public: Art, Scholarship, Activism"
Symposium website: https://depts.washington.edu/disstud/pacific-western-ds-symposium
FB event for CFP (link)
2016 Pacific and Western Disability Studies Symposium
Making Disability Public: Art, Scholarship, and Activism
Free public events May 12-14, 2016, hosted by the Disability Studies Program, University of Washington. Join us!
Events will take place on the campuses of UW Seattle and UW Bothell.
We request that you RSVP by April 29th for all Symposium events you wish to attend, using this form: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hdevans/294811
Note: Lunch will be provided on Saturday, May 14, to those who RSVP by April 29.
Information about accessibility, locations, and invited speakers will be posted as soon as possible.
Please be scent-free, for the health and safety of our community members with chemical sensitivity.
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM:
The Pacific and Western Disability Studies Symposium 2016: Making Disability Public: Arts, Scholarship, and Activism, involves several events that are free and open to the public at the University of Washington Seattle and Bothell campuses, May 12-14, 2016. This year, the symposium will feature events that showcase talented artists, highlight advocacy being done on our campuses and in our communities, and provide space for scholars to share work in the field of Disability Studies. Emerging scholars and activists are especially encouraged to submit their manuscripts, posters, and art pieces, and all are invited to attend the full symposium in which we engage with ways of making disability public through arts, scholarship, and activism.
- May 1: Workshop participants submit final papers to assigned groups
- May 12, 1:00-2:30pm, ARC 2nd floor, UW Bothell: Riva Lehrer, "Jarred: Self Portrait in Formaldehyde"
- May 13, 12:00-1:30pm, MGH 024: Meet & Greet with Ryan Parrey and Kelly Munger-Parrey
- May 13, 4:30-7:00pm, ODE 220: Disability Arts & Culture: An Evening with Riva Lehrer & Nicola Griffith & posters/art
- May 14, 10am-5pm, HUB 250: Critical Collaborations: Disability Studies in Teaching, Service, and Advocacy, symposium panels & posters/art & workshops
- May 14, 7-9pm, HUB 332: "Un(dis)sing Our Abilities Film Screening, sponsored by the D Center (FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1709951619221226/)
Thursday, May 12, 1:00-2:30pm
Riva Lehrer talk, “Jarred: Self Portrait in Formaldehyde”
University of Washington, Bothell, ARC, 2nd floor
What does it mean to encounter oneself as an exhibit in a medical museum? Riva Lehrer talks about her experience of staring, both as the subject of viewers’ curiosity, and as a portrait artist who considers how to be ethical as she depicts other non-normative bodies.
Event co-sponsored by Disability Studies Program, Social Justice Organizers UWB & CC, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing & Health Studies.
We are pleased to welcome Chicago-based artist Riva Lehrer, an award-winning painter, writer, and speaker whose work explores issues of identity and cultural depictions of disability. Her visual art and writing have been featured in several documentary films and publications. Among her best-known projects is “Circle Stories,” a series of portraits of disabled people with careers in the arts, academia, and activism (website: http://www.rivalehrerart.com).
Friday, May 13, 12:00-1:30pm
Meet & Greet, with Ryan Parrey and Kelly Munger-Parrey
UW Seattle, MGH 024 (the D Center)
Friday, May 13, 4:30-7:00pm
“Disability Arts & Culture: An Evening with Riva Lehrer & Nicola Griffith”
University of Washington, Seattle, ODE 220
4:30-5:00 Poster and Art Display
5:00-7:00 Presentations by Nicola Griffith and Riva Lehrer
We are pleased to welcome Chicago-based artist Riva Lehrer, an award-winning painter, writer, and speaker whose work explores issues of identity and cultural depictions of disability. Her visual art and writing have been featured in several documentary films and publications. Among her best-known projects is “Circle Stories,” a series of portraits of disabled people with careers in the arts, academia, and activism (website: http://www.rivalehrerart.com). We're also honored to host a reading & discussion with Nicola Griffith, whose science fiction and historical fiction novels include Ammonite, Slow River, and Hild (website: http://nicolagriffith.com).
Attendees on Friday will also be invited to the poster session of student disability studies research, art, and social justice engagement.
Sponsored by the Disability Studies Program, College of Education, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, D Center, with support from several other UW units.
Saturday, May 14, 10:00am-5:00pm
“Critical Collaborations: Disability Studies in Teaching, Service, and Advocacy”
University of Washington, Seattle, HUB 250 and CMU 204
Full-day symposium with keynote panels, poster and art session, and manuscript workshops, sponsored by the Disability Studies Program, ASUW Student Disability Commission, Simpson Center for the Humanities, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, School of Social Work, and many other campus units (see below).
10:00-12:00 Keynote panel: Incorporating Disability Studies into Our Work and Supporting Students
Venue is HUB 250.
Panelists: Maud Steyaert, Director of Disability Services, North Seattle College; Ryan Parrey, Lecturer, Acting Director of Disability Studies Certificate Program, Eastern Washington University.
Presentations and discussion will address best practices for integrating disability studies into the curriculum, especially for pre-service professionals; and recognizing and countering forms of academic ableism, audism, and neurotypicality in the classroom and on campus.
12:00-1:30 Lunch & Poster session
Venue is HUB 214.
Lunch will be provided to those who register in advance.
Participants will browse the poster session of student disability studies research, art, and social justice engagement.
1:45-2:45 Keynote panel: Eugenics and Disability: Advocating for a Public Apology in Washington
Venue is HUB 250.
Panelists: Stephen Jones, Professor, Crop & Soil Sciences Department, and Director, Washington State University Bread Lab; Joanne Woiak, Lecturer, Disability Studies Program, University of Washington; Noah Seidel, Self-Advocacy Coordinator, The Arc of Washington State.
Presentations and discussion will explore the history of eugenics in Washington, the recent push for public apologies from state governments, and work happening locally to craft a meaningful apology for eugenics and forced sterilization in Washington.
3:15-5:15 Concurrent workshops: Emerging Scholarship in Disability Studies
Venue is CMU 204. Rooms for each workshop group will be posted. All are welcome to relax & network in the reception area.
Workshop papers will be pre-circulated to those who submitted paper proposals or signed up as moderators.
Participants will break into small groups to workshop manuscripts and other projects. This is designed to be a space for scholars (especially graduate students) to give and receive feedback on article drafts, grant applications, or other written works-in-progress.
Campus map and directions to Husky Union Building (HUB), Rooms 250 and 214 (URL http://depts.washington.edu/thehub/home/directions/)
Saturday, May 14, 7:00-9:00pm
"Un(dis)sing Our Abilities Film Screening”
University of Washington, Seattle HUB 332
Sponsored by the UW D Center and the Disability Studies Program
Campus map & directions to Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 332 (URL http://depts.washington.edu/thehub/home/directions/)
This screening is closed captioned for HoH/Deaf folks, and includes one movie that is audio described. Please refrain from wearing fragrance so that beloved community members can attend.
Featuring a Q&A with the curator and filmmaker Lisa Ganser and participating artists Tobi Hill-Meyer, nomy lamm and other artists TBA.
NOTE: Un(dis)sing Our Abilities is an experimental sexplicit short movie showcase and is 18+.
Call for Proposals (CFP) for papers / posters / art [CLOSED]
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT?
You should participate if you are an undergraduate, graduate student, post-doc, or faculty member of a post-secondary institution, a recent graduate, or someone with work, volunteer, or activist experience related to disability studies. Submission formats include a written manuscript to be workshopped by other participants, poster, or art piece.
WHAT SHOULD I SUBMIT?
We are interested in proposals that have potential to contribute to the field of disability studies. Disability studies challenges the traditional ways that disability is constructed in society. It focuses on the social, cultural, and political meanings of disability, including its intersections with other identity categories. Disability studies addresses the pervasive oppression of people with disabilities and emphasizes the roles of disabled people in defining problems and evaluating solutions.
We are accepting two types of submissions:
- Papers to be workshopped on Saturday afternoon.
- Posters and art work to be displayed on Friday evening and/or Saturday during lunch.
Note: Limit one submission per author/artist.
Participants will break into small groups on Saturday afternoon to workshop their written manuscripts, which will be circulated prior to the symposium. This is designed to be a space for scholars (particularly graduate students) to give and receive feedback on article drafts, grant applications, or other written works-in-progress. Submissions will be sorted into working groups based on shared areas of interest, methodologies, or themes. Written work should be submitted in English. Papers may not exceed 50 double-spaced pages including references and appendices.
Note: We are also seeking moderators for the workshops. Moderators are welcome to submit a manuscript proposal as well.
Prepare a poster or art work to display and discuss on Friday before Riva Lehrer's presentation and/or during lunch on Saturday. If you prefer not to discuss your work with the public, you may include a 1-page narrative explaining the piece and its connection with Disability Studies.
WHERE TO SUBMIT?
Please use the CFP & registration form by April 7th: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hdevans/294811
Anne Balay, "Working Class Queers"
May 11, 4pm, Smith 102, this talk is co-sponsored by DSP, Labor Studies, English, GWSS, Q Center
Speaker: Anne Balay
Time: May 11, 2016, 4:00-5:30pm
Location: Smith 102
Title: Working Class Queers: Stories of Public Health, Surveillance, and Dignity
Anne Balay is the author of Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers. She is a visiting assistant professor at Haverford College and a former long-haul trucker.
Balay does ethnographic work on 21st-century queer life as it manifests in blue-collar work settings. Combining oral history with participant observation, she challenges tenacious assumptions about class, work, sexuality, and courage. Her talk at UW examines working-class women's anger, both in the steel mills of Northwest Indiana and driving the big rigs that saturate the American landscape, that has somehow remained invisible. Collecting and analyzing narratives from these women (both cis and trans) fosters a better understanding of working-class attitudes about such issues as guns, gays, and globalization.
We will have CART captioning and ASL interpretation at this talk.
To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office, preferably at least 10 days in advance, at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at email@example.com.
May 10, US Access Board on campus
May 10, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building (the HUB)
University of Washington
Room 250 (2nd floor)
4001 East Stevens Way, NE
Seattle, WA 98195-2230
· Welcoming remarks -- Professor Brian McLaren, Chair, School of Architecture
· Briefing on our mission and work and an update on our rulemaking activities
· Panel Discussions:
Implementation of Accessibility Requirements
§ Tim Nogler, Washington State Building Code Council
§ Ray Allshouse, Building Official for the City of Shoreline
§ Toby Olson, Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment
§ Kraig Stevenson, International Code Council (invited)
Access to Public Transportation
§ Josh Coran, Talgo
§ Michael Miller, Seattle Public Schools
§ Sarah Nagpal, Washington State Ferries (invited)
· Open forum
For more information, contact David Baquis at (202) 272-0013 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow @AccessBoard to get updates on Board activities and events
Visit us at www.access-board.gov
Access Board meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. An assistive listening system, computer assisted real-time transcription (CART), and sign language interpreters will be available. Persons attending are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances for the comfort of other participants.