So the students of NTID/RIT have been schooling the administration, faculty and staff on a lot of important concepts and realities like social justice, intersectionalities, language access, safe space, White fragility, microaggression and more.
as an alumni of NTID – #istandwithyou
#NTIDAlumniCare #NTIDAlumniGotYourBack #EnoughIsEnoughNTID #WakeUpNTID #NTIDconvocation #NTIDConvocation2016 #DeafEd
as a faculty member of NTID – #istandwithyou
#NTIDfacultyknow #facultyStandWithNTID #NTIDfacultyCare #NTIDFacultyGotYourBack #EnoughIsEnoughNTID #WakeUpNTID #NTIDconvocation #NTIDConvocation2016 #DeafEd
thank u for teaching us and for not giving up. Keep standing
See the results of a survey students conducted at the NTID Convocation on November 19, 2016:
(go to the Stripeticle Newsletter and scroll down for the full story and video and picture of students taking to the stage in a peaceful protest)
Survey Conducted at NTID Convocation
Question: Do you feel CONFIDENT that the administrators fully listen to your concerns and is doing their best to solve these concerns in the community’s best interest?
NO = 72
YES = 7
NO = 5
YES = 8
Blank = 1
This is a significantly high vote of no confidence –
90% of the students at the convocation voted NO CONFIDENCE in the administration
43% of the staff/faculty voted NO CONFIDENCE
this is a H U G E red flag to the administration that changes need to be MADE – not just talked about.
lack of knowledge of intersectionality and privilege by the faculty and administration
the students are asking that we truly understand them. methinks it is understandable why they think that we do not since so many of us dont even know as much as the students currently do. They have progressed ahead of many of us in the quest for equality for all. would that we heed their hearts and words and work WITH them for equality of condition and affective education.
see the video below for an awesome collection of amazing NTID/RIT alumni supporting the students – it made me weepy as i know so many of these good folks. See, the current students and graduates (recent and from many moons ago) have much to teach us. Would that we learn.