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Questions arise surrounding Florida deaf education appropriation

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Deaf Community Petitions President Obama

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St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 3, 2012 – The ASL for America movement, fiscally sponsored by SignCasts, petitions President Obama to formally recognize American Sign Language (ASL) and to take strong steps that will ensure that ASL is protected, encouraged, and strengthened.

Lies and Deception: The Fight for a Deaf School’s Future Escalates

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This article was orginally published by Tara Schupner at Deafecho.com. Reposted by permission of the author. 

Since I wrote my column, “Stupid Deaf People: 2090 Coalition Behaving Badly,” a follow-up to “Not in My Backyard: The Truth About the Fight for a Deaf School’s Future,” much has happened in Rocky Mountain Deaf School’s struggle to secure a property on which it can build a facility of its own.

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Not In My Backyard: The Truth About the Fight for a Deaf School’s Future

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This article was orginally published by Tara Schupner at Deafecho.com. Reposted by permission of the author. 

In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, a battle is unfolding that could have implications for the future of deaf education. During a week when much of the Deaf community’s attention was elsewhere, a small charter school went head to head with a local neighborhood group, with the future of hundreds of deaf children at stake.

Deaf Culture Salon on June 1st

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The Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens is sponsoring a Deaf Culture Salon on June 1st, 2012. The Salon will be At Thompson Hall in St. Paul, MN  

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Signmark: Breaking Walls for the Deaf

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Interview with Signmark, the International Deaf Musician from Finland. He explains his inspiration and mission behind his music as a deaf person. 

This interview is in ASL without Captioning. For those who desire spoken language access, I also videotaped his speech at his "Silent Shout" where he provided a similar message with voice interpreting: 

 

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A Deaf Viewer's Reaction to the Signmark Concert

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Harvey Nathanson explains what it means to him as a deaf person to see performance by Deaf Rapper Signmark at the University of Minnesota on May 3rd.  

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Signmark's Silent Shout: Breaking Walls for the Deaf

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Signmark, the International Deaf rapper from Finland, came to the University of Minnesota on May 2nd to perform a "Silent Shout" with the aim of bringing people together, Deaf and Hearing. 

He provided a synopis of the message of his music and the 'Silent Shout' and a free public participatory music event. 

The speech was voice interpreted for those who need spoken language access. 

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RID Increases Dues: An Interview with President Brenda Walker-Prudhom

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Brandon Arthur interviews the President of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). President Brenda Walker-Prudhom explains the increase in dues and fees that RID recently announced on March 30, 2012

Originally posted at Streetleverage.com, a Sign Language Interpreter community blog. Reposted by permission. View the original Post. 

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Rocky Mountain Deaf School move is opposed

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