Just a quick note
1. May Day, May Day
May 4, 2016 the Deaf Grassroots Movement is calling upon Deaf & Deafblind & All to come to go to their state capitols to campaign for EEC
this is the first nationwide mobilization of Deaf folks that I know of – hope you will be there – check out the Deaf Grassroots Movement on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Deaf-Grassroots-Movement-DGM-799439450175504/
and see http://www.tdgm2015.org/
2. AG Bell highway
We all know that AG bell took the low way – stealing the phone, cheating the real inventor, stalking Mabel, and waging an unholy war against ASL that is still fought all over the nation – and now some folks in Canada wanna name a stretch of a highway in AG Bell’s honor – NO WAY! http://banjosworld.blogspot.ca/2016/04/alexander-graham-bells-awful-legacy.html?m=1
Please take some time to do a peaceful shout out against this error
3. Statue of George
Amy Cohen Efron is calling for a statue of good ole Geo. signing DEFEND to grace the Deafspace of the Soreson building at Gallaudet. I second this motion of such a marvelous notion. And PLEASE when this becomes a reality – hire a D E A F sculptor. George W. Veditz would want that.
See Amy’s vlog at https://youtu.be/MM8HOBPoJYM
(thank u Shawn for the info on Banjo’s blog and Amy’s vlog)
4. investing in New Zealand Sign Language
Wow weee – aint it sweet when a nation invests in Natural Sign Language for Deaf children – New Zealand is investing $11 MILLION dollars in New Zealand Sign Language for the kiddies – ohhh gosh one of the best elixir for language deprivation
5. AG Bell Assoc. monologue vs dialogue
no news of AG Bell Association President Sugar being true to her words of wanting a dialogue by accepting the Gallaudet students’ invitation to campus. Come on AG Bell and Co. schools gonna be out soon and you will have missed the opportunity and your bs will be busted and folks are gonna remember come Fall. so do the right thing and pay them a visit for a nice heart to heart or keep spinning your web of deceit only to be out shined by a bunch of rocking bilingual college students. The option & choice is yours.
6. Language Deprivation is part of ACE – Adverse Childhood Experiences
When is language deprivation and the denial of ASL and Deaf culture in the lives of Deaf children going to be recognized as a form of ACE = Adverse Childhood Experiences?????
and see what it could / should be like – Petersen and Rems-Smario
P. 21-22 click THRIVES below