Just a shout out of solidarity for NTID/RIT students protesting for justice
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(to see other postings on the NTID situation go to:
DPAN DeafTV program https://handeyes.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/dpan-dtv-news-covers-convocation-controversy-more/
People of the HandEye post https://handeyes.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/we-stand-w-you-ntidrit-students/
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(transcript is below)
[black screen with white text We Stand With You, NTID Students]
[KC- white woman in black hoodie]
Hello, NTID community!
It just recently happened that students took an impressively strong stand to inform us all of their experiences, to share their heart about discrimination and oppression.
Its so saddening and awful – these experiences.
They are RIGHT! Enough is Enough. PERIOD.
I used to be a faculty member and part of the system.
Today I am hoping many faculty and staff will join in solidarity and
[PD – White woman with short red hair with a colorful shirt]
What am I going to do?
I stand with you, NTID Students.
Yes, we want justice via Language, Communication & Diversity
We CARE and we are collective
in this important work.
Keep on keepin’ on
Don’t give up.
And take care, you all.
[artwork by Nancy Rouke –
colors – red, yellow, blue, black & white]
[Artwork of Two faces with two hands intertwined]
[NR – White woman with glasses and purple sweatshirt with artwork in the background]
See that artwork sketch? I haven’t yet painted it.
It shows students – Standing side by side.
This means they are NOT giving up.
They are still fighting for what needs to be done.
NTID needs to heed their grievances.
That artwork shows my support.
Their hands show how the students are interconnected and interlocked.
[screen shows close up of two sets of hands intertwined as image pans downward]
This shows INTERSECTIONALITY.
Red means power.
[Close up of artwork showing the
back of one hand as red]
The blue represents audism.
Enough is Enough.