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Sep
2015
Congratulates to HEARD Founder, Talila A. Lewis for being recognized by the White House

Congratulation to the founder of HEARD, Talila "TL" Lewis who was recognized as one of the nine disability advocates who was selected from across the nation by the White House as "Champions of Change" Lewis continues to advocate in social justice campaigns including ‪#‎DeafInPrison‬, Deaf Prisoner Phone Justice, and the American Civil Liberties Union’s “Know Your Deaf Rights” campaign. More info can be found here.

 

 
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11
May
2015
HEARD is Accepting Board Membership Applications!

We currently are accepting applications for our Board of Directors. The Board supports the work of HEARD & provides hands-on leadership and strategic governance. While board operations are led by HEARD’s President, active board members are key to maintaining a healthy all-volunteer organization.  HEARD Board Members will serve a two-year term, and are eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held every 6-8 weeks via videoconference or face-to-face meeting.

Interested applicants should send an email with the following information to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by midnight (EST) on June 15, 2015:

  • Completed HEARD Board Membership Application;
  • Resume;
  • Cover letter; and
  • (Optional) link to a video introduction, 1-3 minutes in length, describing your interest in work that connects to HEARD’s goals or current projects.

The nominations committee & current board will review all applications.  Applicants may be contacted for an interview.  Accepted applicants will be notified no later than July 15, 2015, for a term beginning on August 1, 2015. 

HEARD is Accepting Board Membership Applications!
 
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Apr
2015
American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) Closing Plenary

ADARA hosted a five-day conference on issues that affect the DDBDDHH Community. ADARA lined up presentations on topics including, health, language, communication access, relationships, art, access to justice, and more.

HEARD's was invited to present the closing plenary at the conference. The topic of Talila "TL" Lewis' closing plenary was “Justice Denied: The Myth of Deaf Access to Justice." The presentation focused on Cross-Movement Building, Intersectionality, Mass Incarceration, the School to Prison Pipeline, Deaf Access to Justice, Deaf In Prison, Disability Solidarity & accountability of disability, civil rights and deaf rights organizations.

HEARD Intern Mabel Najarro & Youth Advocate Tina Banerjee, as well as NTID Student Life Team Director Debbye Byrne were instrumental in the effort.

 
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