NTID/RIT Students ROCK !

RIT Student Government and NTID Student Congress (NSC) sent a strong letter to the AG Bell Association and ASLized the letter (See below)

In addition the NTID Student Congress (NSC), Communication Access Now (CAN), and Ebony Club (EC) have been working hard (and i mean very very very hard) on several important issues relating to intersectionality, safe space, privilege, language rights and more.The students have been putting hundreds of hours into advocacy, meetings, committees, coalition building, Solidarity Walk, addressing NTID Advisory Group, and more.  I am learning a great deal from the students. You can follow these groups on Facebook and see the Daily Moth videos on CAN and EC letters and the Walk of Solidarity.
Daily Moth Dec 22, 2015 (English text is under videobox) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH_kzYMc0dE
Daily Moth April 1, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/TheDailyMoth/

Issues of language rights and access have surfaced about every 5 years or so at NTID.  Its refreshing to see such an array of students coming together for a collective solution for this cyclical problem. I have only been able to attend a few of the student meetings but each time i have been VERY impressed with how they make sure access is effective and open, how much they pay attention to each other, how they come up with great solutions, how they negotiate differences of ideas and approaches, how their love and care for NTID/RIT is their central focus and motivation.  Thank you students for leading the way.

 

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