Wednesday July 23, 2014
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Jul
2014
FCC Speech Translated into ASL

On July 10, 2014, HEARD Founder spoke at the Federal Communications Commission Workshop on Further Reform of Inmate Calling Services about the ongoing crisis in our prisons reletad to conditions of confinement for deaf and disabled prisoners.  The FCC posted the video of the workshop, but captions were not always clear and the interpreter was cut out of the video frame.  

HEARD supporter and CDI translated the long version of TL's speech into ASL and we have provided the English speech below to ensure that the information is fully accessible.  

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The English version is available below:

First I would like to acknowledge members of the Deaf and Disability Communities who are here today to signal our deep and unwavering commitment to universal access and equality. Humble thanks also to the FCC for hosting this workshop and for inviting me to sit on this esteemed panel.

 
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27
Jun
2014
#DeafInPrison Campaign Launch!

HEARD Supporters, 

The Al Jazeera documentary, "Deaf In Prison," will be through midnight tonight (June 29th). We surpassed 24,000 views in 48 hours and hope to surpass 30,000 by midnight.  Please take 25 minutes to watch this powerful documentary and a few minutes thereafter to share your reactions and the film on social media using #DeafInPrison.

Review our #DeafInPrison Fact Sheet for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, & please sign our petition to the United States Department of Justice.

Thank you in advance for your support.


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17
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2014
Teach-In on Sexual Assault of Prisoners

Please attend this important teach-in at American University Washington College of Law on June 23rd.

HEARD's founder will present about sexual assault of deaf, deaflblind, blind and disabled prisoners on the "Special Populations" panel.  Throughout the day, however, there will be discussions of these and other marginalized groups within the detainee and prison populations, including children, women and LGBTI persons. There will also be opportunities to network with congresspersons, attorneys and advocates from across the nation.  

ASL-English Interpreter will be present all day. 

 

 
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