Please sign the ASL petition! 3K left to 25K!!
You are you and your circumstances Compatriots,American Sign Language is being put to the test in the next week.Â As I type, there are 3,800 signatures needed by Dec. 12 to reach the goal of 25,000.Once it arrives at 25,000, then President Obama must issue a response to officially revongize ASL as a community language and language of instruction in schools.It only takes 5 minutes to make a significant...
Sat, Dec 08 2012
New development on bilingualism in California
You are you and your circumstances This excerpt is from Dr. Tom Humphries via a listserv that I wanted to share with ya'll."Today, the Committee on Accreditation of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing voted to approve a bilingual authorization for ASL for our teacher preparation program there at the University of California, San Diego. You may have known that we have had an experime...
Thu, Feb 02 2012
My thoughts on Occupy Wall Street
You are you and your circumstances This image says it all. The media plays such a powerful role in the construction of our minds. It is critical that we take responsibility to absorb different elements of the "truth". The photo is one example. I urge you all to visit Patti Durr's excellent blog that chronicles deaf moral entrepreneurs promoting certain important ideas about our current sad state of...
Thu, Dec 01 2011
Thoughts about John Yeh and Viable; Justice has been served!
You are you and your circumstances Justice has been served.The Department of Justice was not "biased" for targeting deaf/foreign-owned companies like Viable as said by some commentators. DOJ has gone after large corporations such as Enron and Madoff's Ponzi Scheme. Nine years in federal prison does not mean he will serve all nine years. All federal criminals have what is called "truth-in sentencing"...
Thu, Dec 01 2011
Politics of bilingualism.
You are you and your circumstances Kudos to Joey Baer for pulling up a 1977 clip (see 1:30 minute) by Ella Mae Lentz where she says "we need to teach formal ASL in classrooms along with English." While Ella was emphasizing this as a possible tool of decolonizing audism from the hearing society so that both society and the deaf students can acknowledge their ASL as their native language, this is very r...
Wed, Nov 30 2011
You are you and your circumstances Every b/vlog I post, I welcome all comments-both positive and negative. If you want to post a negative comment, be sure to bring a solution to your negative comment. If it is just purely negative that does not elicit positive discussions, I will delete it. Also, no hearsay, names, or explicit names shall be included. The goal of this discussion is to elevate into c...
Mon, Jun 08 2009
Paradigm Wars: AGBELL v. ASL coaltion groups
You are you and your circumstances I was reading the recent Volta Voices, yes-I am a “member” of AGBELL by paying my dues, but more importantly, I was interested in their literature, their justifications, their ideology, and how they come up with “evidence” to build on their Oral/AVT curriculum. I strongly believe that it is important to know all of the players involved when shaping the future of deaf...
Mon, Jun 08 2009
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