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Women's and Gender Studies and Disability Studies in the School of Social Work, and the Student Mental Health Strategy Fund present

15 February 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
via Zoom
This event is free, online, and open to the public.
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Stefanie's Talk: The understanding that police do not make us safe is widening, and students are asking, what does make us safe? How should we deal with the things students usually call the cops or emergency services about? What skills do we need to cultivate to better engage in peer-led de-escalation? How can we center practices of Transformative Justice in our work to interrupt harm and violence? How do we respond to folks with care and not cages?
Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu (they/she) is a white, queer and non-binary, Disabled, neurodivergent, survivor of sexual violence and the psychiatric system. They show up for their communities as a Disability Justice educator and organizer, parent, somatic and non-clinical healer, writer, Transformative Justice practitioner, and as the Founding Director of Project LETS. Their work specializes in building non-carceral, peer-led mental health care systems that exist outside of the state - and reimagining everything we’ve come to learn about madness.
Carly's Talk: Carly will discuss tools for suicide intervention in peer based and professionalized environments that don’t rely on carceral systems and how supporters can manage and digest the *feeling* of emergency without making the situation into an emergency.
Carly Boyce (they/them) is a genderqueer fat femme and an old millenial. They are a facilitator, therapist, and community organizer, whose work lives at the intersection of personal healing and collective liberation, whose lineages come through Jewish witches, leatherdykes and politicized healing workers. Carly has been doing decarceral suicide prevention work informally for 20 years, and teaching about it since 2016.

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Dr. Jijian Voronka appointed to Disability Studies Coordinator role effective July 1st, 2021

Dr. Jijian Voronka has been appointed to the role of Disability Studies Coordinator. Dr. Voronka will be advising students online via Zoom for the fall semester on Tuesdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please contact Dr. Voronka for a Zoom appointment at

Important Information on Disability Studies core course change

The core Disability Studies course DISB 3010 has been moved to second year, and renamed DISB 2010, "Disability Studies: Theory and Culture". This means students can now take this core Disability Studies course in the Fall of their second year, and DISB 3010 is no longer offered but has been replaced with DISB 2010.
Students are asked to follow the revised course study plans. They can be found under Disability Studies program on our website -
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Dr. Shelagh Towson (Disability Studies student advisor):
Dr. Jijian Voronka (DISB 2010 course instructor):

Changes to Emphasis Courses

Please note that the Disability Studies-Emphasis course list has been updated. For a list of the emphasis courses, please see our website

Contact Disability Studies

The University of Windsor
School of Social Work

167 Ferry Street
Second Floor, Room 205
Windsor, Ontario N9A 0C5

Phone: 519-253-3000, Ext. 3064
Fax: 519-973-7036