Monday, March 30, 2009

Sacramento signs on for Blue Ribbon Ceremony in support of ending Audism

Blue Ribbon Ceremony
In Solidarity For
Audism Free America

Everyone is welcome!

Voice interpreting will be provided.

Friday, April 3, 2009

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Rafe Hall
American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841

Audism Free America, a grassroots Deaf activist organization, will stage a one-day protest rally on April 3, 2009 in front of the Volta Bureau of the Alexander Graham Bell Association located at 1537 35th St., NW in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area. To promote participation by people from the greater Sacramento area in this growing movement for linguistic and human rights of Deaf citizens, this Blue Ribbon ceremony will be held in solidarity for Audism Free America.

Audism is the practices and attitudes based on the assumption that the behaving in the ways of those who speak and hear is best and desired. Audism manifests itself as stigma, bias, discrimination, and prejudice—in overt or covert ways—against Deaf culture, American Sign Language and Deaf people from all walks of life.