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26
Apr
2015
UC Berkeley Disability Incarcerated Symposium


 

Founder, Talila A. Lewis hosted a discussion about deaf & disabled people in prison at UC Berkeley's Disability Incarcerated/Disability Liberated Symposium, after a viewing of the Al Jazeera film "Deaf In Prison."

 

Many members of the Deaf community were in attendance, along with amazing advocates and thought leaders including, Angela Davis, Liat Ben-Moshe, Sascha Altman DuBrul, DL Adams, Allison Carey, Ella Callow, Nora Wilson, Scott Wallin, Karen Nakamura, and members of Sins Invalid, just to name a few.

 
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27
Feb
2015
Fourth HEARD Anniversary Meeting

We celebrated our fourth year of all-volunteer social justice advocacy in February! 

The turnout was amazing and the discussions about the Deaf Access to Justice Movement and our upcoming  march by the same name were informative and engaging.

 


Thanks to Gallaudet Deaf Studies & ASL Departments who sponsored the event.

 
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12
Jan
2015
Deaf Prisoner Phone Justice Campaign - Year Three

HEARD has been actively creating allies & empowering others to begin deaf/disabled advocacy work within their own communities. We just submitted our sixth comment to the Federal Communications Commission in our Deaf Prisoner Phone Justice Campaign.

As a result of our tireless efforts, many organizations fighting for phone justice are making clear to the FCC that they mean phone justice for ALL prisoners and their loved ones. Our efforts garnered comments from hundreds of deaf prisoners, and scores of preeminent national civil rights organizations and law firms, including the American Civil Liberties Union; the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice; Deaf CAN! the Human Rights Defense Center; the National Association of the Deaf; the National Disability Rights Network; the Prison Policy Initiative; Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute of the Deaf Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP; the United Church of Christ, OC Inc., and signatories; Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs; and several public defender offices, among many others.  

Here is the link to HEARD's most recent FCC comment which incorporated information from a telecommunications usage survey we asked community members to respond to and data from an experiment with RIT/NTID students.

 
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