Tuesday, July 16, 2013

AFA Announcements

AFA Announcements

Audism Free America, AFA, wishes to express our heartfelt upset, dismay, and shock at the George Zimmerman verdict of not guilty for the murder of Trayvon Martin.  We call upon members of our community to stand in unity with the Martin family against this injustice.  Hood up.

July 20th, 2013 - 12:00 PM "Justice for Trayvon" National Day of Action Vigils in 100 Cities (including Los Angeles) Federal Court Buildings Nationwide.

At the July 19th vigil - AFA will light candles in memory of Trayvon Martin and John T. Williams (Native American Deaf woodcarver who was killed by a cop)and others.

For the AFA L.A. rallies and events - pls wear black, yellow or blue.
Black is for mourning the suffering and loss of members of our community and represents strengths
Yellow is for caution against the Bermuda Triangle of Oralism and also a sign of hope in resistance
Blue is for Deafhood (Deafhood is about challenging audism and celebrating Deaf gain)

URGENT: The A-Deaf Team van was in an accident and is totaled. The A-Deaf team members are OK but unsure if they can get to LA. Pls make posters and banners to bring to the L.A. rallies - the A-Dream Team van was carrying banners, posters and flags for the rallies.  Also pls keep your thoughs on the A-Deaf Team members - that no serious injuries pop up later.

Join the AFA L.A. CA rallies at AGBAD LSL Symposium facebook page for more info as it comes in at https://www.facebook.com/events/498019840271640/ or follow AFA on twitter @endaudism

 L.A. Rallies schedule: http://audismfreeamerica.blogspot.com/2013/07/afa-la-rallies-schedule-tentative.html