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16
Apr
2015
Kickoff #DeafEd Twitter Chat

We are so pleased that Deaf Community members have decided to organize a monthly #DeafEd Twitter Chat after being inspired by HEARD's Deaf Youth advocates who hosted the first #DeafEd Twitter chat in November 2014. 

There is a long list of educational focused Twitter chats, but there has not been one focused on Deaf Education, until now. #DeafEd chat will occur the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. ET. Check out the Storify Story for the special kickoff chat on April 16th. 

For more information about how this Twitter chat came into fruition, please visit this blog page.

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03
Apr
2015
Rochester Deaf Club "Deaf In Prison" Viewing & Discussion

Amazing standing room only at Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf at yesterday's ‪#‎DeafInPrison‬ Viewing & Commnity Forum.

Three Deaf artists presented about their own experiences hosting art workshops for Deaf, DeafDisabled and Hard of Hearing people who are incarcerated in upstate New York prisons. HEARD's intern & volunteer who are also RIT/NTID students shared their experiences as youth advocates with HEARD. Monroe County Sheriff's Dept learned from the communityand shared about their recent connection with RIT & HEARD to improve access to law enforcement services for the Monroe County Community.

Special thanks to Robert Tawney for organizing this important viewing & discussion.

 
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May
2015
Historic #DeafInPrison Chat

We hosted the first-ever #DeafInPrison Twitter chat to engage in an honest dialogue about the justice system’s failure to provide equal access to justice for deaf people & people with disabilities. The chat raised consciousness about the Deaf Access to Justice Movement and highlighted the need for immediate action to reverse the trends of police brutality against people who are deaf and people with disabilities; deaf wrongful arrests and convictions; & abuse of prisoners who are deaf and prisoners with disabilities.

Visit our Storify story for a recap of the amazing chat. 

Relatedly, the "Deaf In Prison" documentary is now available online. If you have not yet seen the documentary, please visit bit.ly/DeafPrisoners, then share your thoughts on social media using #DeafInPrison.

Sincere thanks to Jeremy Young, Sweta Vohra, and their team's work in creating the documentary.

 
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