The Facts and Patience – DeafRead and doing the right thing
People of the Eye Hi all patience is not my strong point but i did check back to see when i had first started advocating for audism in the guidelines of DR and i have stuff going back to June 2008 (via my blog entries) and July 2008 (via emails to the owner and operator of DR)- one year [...]
Wed, Oct 21 2009
my replies to tayler are “awaiting moderation”
People of the Eye hi all i made replies in y3 but they are awaiting moderation – i copied and pasted my replies in the blog entry that inspired the Dear Patti postings – scroll down to the bottom comments after u click the link for my replies. other comments that came in after me are up so [...]
Tue, Oct 20 2009
People of the Eye ends its blog at Deaf Read
People of the Eye I had boycotted Deaf Read as a b/vlogger for the past year because it published atack vlogs that targeted individuals who supported ASL and Deaf culture. It also carried many v/blogs that engaged in falsehoods and deceptions. I resumed blogging in People of the Eye 2 weeks ago on good faith that Deaf [...]
Mon, Oct 19 2009
People of the Eye Someone had reminded me about a presentation i gave at CSD re: Deaf Holocaust survivors where when someone asked me how i got interested in the topic, I remarked about how as a young teenager i was manually turning the knobs to three channels on our captionless old TV searching for something that might be [...]
Sat, Oct 10 2009
Dancing and Deafhood
People of the Eye some of the what is Deafhood and what isn't Deafhood information and disinformation (and the link being at the end of one of Deaf Pundit's thread) made me recall a comment i made in Deaf Pagan Cross roads a year ago that was so long she made it into a blog entry – smile u might [...]
Fri, Oct 09 2009
The Answers and Wow isn’t it cool what AG Bell can do?
People of the Eye Over in another blog a blogger wrote “...when Patti Durr did not answer questions in relation to the term deafhood within the California Association of the Deaf (CAD) Bylaws,...” I tried to recall which questions she might have asked that i missed – there were 130 comments – and i tried my best to address her questions [...]
Fri, Oct 09 2009
Deafhood, Lies and the Blogsphere
People of the Eye hi all very lively discussion over in the past thread Transcript of Open Letter falsely accusing CAD of Discrimination [link] got very distracted from the original post for a while – surprise surprise but many good things were said and many good questions were raised and addressed – ill put up another entry on some of my overall [...]
Thu, Oct 08 2009
Transcript of Open Letter falsely accusing CAD of...
People of the Eye Many non-signers do not have access to the open letter to Ella and the CAD because it is in ASL without any transcript. In the interest of making this vlog accessible to Deaf people from a variety of backgrounds – we have a transcript. Please leave a comment of any errors in the [...]
Wed, Oct 07 2009
Facts and Fiction: CAD and Civic Duty
People of the Eye HI All Its been a long time since People of the Eye blogged but i have been ensured by Deaf Read's creator that the DR Guidelines will include disability and cultural groups as it protects other groups from attacks based on their race, gender, sexual orientation etc. Just as racism, sexism, heterosexualism, anti-semitism aren't cool [...]
Sun, Oct 04 2009
SK SK - People of the Eye Stops Keying
People of the Eye Hi all ive decided to close down People of the Eye ill leave the site up in case folks want to see items in the archives - many of u have made really great comments here - but no further entries will grace this site i want to thank everyone who sent me words of support and [...]
Fri, Jul 25 2008
boo - wishful thinking
People of the Eye hi all i had blogged this morning about the happy world i envisioned where no one needed to resign or leave where we could all reflect and grow but one of the commenters alerted me to the fact that DR had still approved of a new blog entry where the 6 AIM chat is posted YESTERDAY [...]
Wed, Jul 23 2008
Im outta here - adios and be well
People of the Eye after seeing the latest feeding frenzy and pointing the fingers and condemnations and .... i have decided to leave Deafread its with a heavy heart but its all just so BONK right now and it makes no sense at all we do not have our eyes on the prize - the future of Deaf children and their right [...]
Tue, Jul 15 2008
Honk if you support the DBC
People of the Eye hi all yesterday i was really sad when i saw some of the stuff on Deafread and i composed a long response and then just saved it in word and went out and lived in the real world. it has been crazy-busy at my house this week but some of the stuff i glanced at hitting all [...]
Mon, Jul 14 2008
Clarification and Integrity
People of the Eye Greetings all There has been lots of discussion about a comment I made in this People of the Eye website by Aidan and Ben and others Here is the controversial comment: “I have had a great deal of contact with the core members of DBC and I have NEVER seen any of them pronounce radical views. How does [...]
Tue, Jul 08 2008
DBC rocks - Chat with AG Bell Parents part I
People of the Eye Note: voice over on the video and text summary below [link] vlog re: chat with AG Bell parents - gives a third reason why the DBC conference rocked for me - dialogue with AG Bell parents NOTE: at each of the AG Bell Association conferences (state and national) - DBC members were [...]
Sun, Jul 06 2008
DBC rocks - Part II chat with parent
People of the Eye [link] vlog describing my chat with an AG Bell assoc parent re: bilingualism voice over on video and text summary below. Note there are some points in the summary that are not covered in the vlog and there are some comments in the vlog that are not covered in the text. [...]
Sun, Jul 06 2008
Why the DBC Conference Rocks!
People of the Eye 6 min. vlog explaining Why DBC Conference Rocks for me [link] examines 2 reasons: 1. demonstrated there is power in numbers - collective voice, you are not alone 2. it gave AG Bell members and DBC members a chance to SEE each other. Some AB Bell members that i bumped into in the [...]
Sat, Jul 05 2008
Are you part of the Disaster or part of the Solution? Help...
People of the Eye MEDIA DISASTER - NOT There has been some v/blogging about the two articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covering the Deaf Bilingual Coalition conference and rallies and the AG Bell Association’s convention. [link] [link] Some have gone as far as to refer to it as a “media disaster” Some important quotes on MEDIA / PRESS: The most important service rendered by...
Thu, Jul 03 2008
Deafread - pls re-consider your decision
People of the Eye Hi all Im formally asking Deafread to re-consider its decision on banning the Cochlear Implant Online website I dont do this cuz im a fan of this site - im not. I have seen some very audist statements made in blog entries there; however, i believe that when DR decided to shift from a Deaf Culture [...]
Fri, Jun 06 2008
NY times article
People of the Eye Short 1884 NY Times article about AG Bell's paper on the Formation of a Deaf Variety of the Human Race Click for article to open in a new window then click again to enlarge
Fri, May 30 2008
Bell’s “Upon the Formation of a Deaf Variety of the Human...
People of the Eye Few people have seen the primary document (see below) in which AG Bell put forth his analysis of deaf to deaf marriages contributing to the possible development of a deaf variety of the human race and ways to stop this from happening. This 86 page paper shows Bell's interest in social Darwinism, eugenics, and [...]
Fri, May 30 2008
EM Gallaudet’s full address at CAID re: AG Bell
People of the Eye Full text of an address by Gallaudet President, Dr. Edward M. Gallaudet, at the Convention of the American Instructors for the Deaf in 1895 in regards to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell extreme activism in promoting oral-only education and banning sign language and deaf teachers from the classroom. SOME INCIDENTS IN THE PROGRESS OF DEAF-MUTE EDUCATION IN [...]
Thu, May 29 2008
Quotes from AG Bell
People of the Eye Quotes from AG Bell - In his own words “Nature has been kind to the deaf child, man cruel. Nature has inflicted upon the deaf child but one defect — imperfect hearing; man's neglect has made him dumb and forced him to invent a language which has separated him from the hearing world. Let us, then [...]
Tue, May 27 2008
Bells are ringing for AG Bell
People of the Eye For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee. Facts: 1. Oralism: AG Bell was the chief architect and advocate of the oral / aural only exclusive method in Deaf education in the US. Bell never tolerated sign language as part of the deaf child’s educational experience however deaf and hearing leaders advocated for a bilingual education for [...]
Sun, May 18 2008
Dr. MJ Bienvenu at Deaf Studies Conference in Utah
People of the Eye short summary of some of Dr. Bienvenu's points during her keynote address “Expedition for a (Deaf) Theory” at the Deaf Studies Conference at Utah Valley University on April 11, 2008 Books by bell hooks books by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas MJ's presentation reminded me of my friend's favorite quote from Agatha Tiegel Hanson's speech [...]
Fri, Apr 18 2008
Deaf Studies Utah - Vlog re: Dr. Paddy Ladd’s Keynote...
People of the Eye short vlog re: Dr. Paddy Ladd's Keynote Address at the Deaf Studies Today Conference at Utah Valley University Please feel free to add comments re: ur own views on the keynote if u attended or offer any corrections etc go to: [link] for more info on the Deaf Studies conference and its [...]
Wed, Apr 16 2008
Additional Deafhood comment by Pat Graybill
People of the Eye Annex spirit tried to omit this comment from our video but the mischief has been detected and overridden with this additional video comment sorry pat for the mishap peace p
Tue, Apr 01 2008
Deafhood workshop in Rochester Rocks
People of the Eye Video comments from participants at the Deafhood Workshop in Rochester, NY On March 29, 2008 a full day workshop on Deafhood led by Genie Gertz, David Eberwein, and Ella Mae Lentz was enjoyed by Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing, young, young at heart, folks from Rochester, out of state and [...]
Tue, Apr 01 2008
News Flash - Deaf people without CI can FUNCTION in a...
People of the Eye Response inspired by Jodi's comment re: her view that hearing aids / CI are essential to function in a hearing world and her view on the word “hopeful” Just wanna let ya all know that Deaf folks who dont have CIs - even Deaf folks who dont talk can FUNCTION in a hearing world shocking yes i know [...]
Wed, Mar 05 2008
Response to Rachel’s “Why Im on DeafRead?”
People of the Eye this entry is in response to: [link] Rachel your blog is a personal blog - u have and continue to share a great deal about your personal life in your blog. just want to make that clear. but i totally agree u should not share more than u want to or are ready to. [...]
Tue, Mar 04 2008
a belated response to Ella’s “elephant in the room” vlog
People of the Eye vlog reflections inspired by Ella's “AGBell: Elephant in the Deaf Room” [link] [link] translation - about 3/4 done ; ) Summary Hi. Do you remember’s Ella’s flashlight vlog about the elephant in the room? That was great – it’s one of my favoities. I’ve been thinking about it a lot and [...]
Sun, Mar 02 2008
What Does DeafRead want to be when it grows up?
People of the Eye What Does DeafRead (DR) want to be when it grows up? (I apologize that this is in English only – I did videotape myself signing ASL but it came out way to dark each time I tried (even brought in three lamps to the room- boo!) For the past few month there have been some b/vlog entries [...]
Sun, Jan 20 2008
What do my ears have to do with down there?
People of the Eye short vlog (2 1/2 min) about how medical professionals can become obsessed with our ears and not more urgent, life threatening issues. [link] summary: in this short vlog I recall an exchange with the admitting doctor at our local hospital emergency room. A few days after I gave birth, i was [...]
Thu, Jan 17 2008
People of the Eye short and sweet blog from me - PAH! 1. if u care about the reproductive rights of Deaf people and/or the prospect of stopping deaf babies from being created - go to this link will give u links to learn more about the Human Fertilization and Embryology Bill before parliament and a press release / position paper [...]
Tue, Jan 08 2008
Finding My Home - Where Do I Fit?
People of the Eye Description of Deaf Community and my personal journey to Deafhood break ends TMW so wanna get this up before my focus shifts back to school Below are diagrams to visually represent how i see my own Deafhood journey That is me - the X from the age of O to 19 - i never met another culturally Deaf [...]
Sun, Jan 06 2008
People of the Eye vlogblog about a new term for Deaf culture [link]
Sat, Jan 05 2008
ASL version (by Ella Mae Lentz) of an excerpt of MLK Jrs...
People of the Eye Death of the Spirit vs. Standing Up
Fri, Jan 04 2008
What the Heck is Deaf Culture
People of the Eye Culture is defined as a way of life for a group of people Literature on Deaf culture chiefly describe 5 characteristics of Deaf culture: Language - for U.S. that is ASL Norms of Behavior Values / Beliefs Traditions / Heritage Possessions / Artifact (community is usually defined as a group of people who share a common goal, language and space/place) several good books ...
Wed, Jan 02 2008
HFEB Heads Humanity Towards a Black Hole???
People of the Eye this blog started out as a comment to Shane Feldman's blog posting and responses on DeafDC.com but my own comment went way to long so I've made it a blog entry here... to me the case of the U.S. couple seeking out a sperm donor with a strong dominant gene for “deafness” is not the [...]
Sat, Dec 29 2007
PEACE - By the Better Angles of Our Nature - Ethical...
People of the Eye since the four agreement video is so dark ive decided to copy and paste a blog comment i left on another site and amend a bit here PEACE - By the Better Angles of Our Nature - Ethical blogging / vlogging Peace does not mean we say nothing or that we move on and ignore - [...]
Fri, Dec 21 2007
Artistic Expressions re: Eugenics
People of the Eye hi all just saw this awesome artwork re: the UK Stop Eugenics campaign “Who's Playing God” by Allison Bryan 2007 (U.K.) [link] to see some earlier works by Susan Dupor on the subject of eugenics go to: “F-I-X, the New Eugenics” by Susan Dupor 2000 (U.S.) [link] and “Eugenics” by Susan Dupor 1999 (U.S.) [link] id love t...
Tue, Dec 18 2007
Apathy vs. Activism
People of the Eye Short stop animation film (>1 min) using Russian dolls to examine the possible core root of apathy and how to start over to rebuild ourselves from apathetic beings to peaceful activists
Sun, Dec 16 2007
Part II - To Be or Not To Be - Nazism, Eugenics and Deaf...
People of the Eye This video focuses on the Nazis' implementation of a Eugenics program
Sun, Dec 02 2007
JKF Petition - Response to Dr. Davilas Email
People of the Eye Greetings: you may recall a petition objecting to Dr. Jane Fernandes teaching in the Dept of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University this spring was circulated. She will teach 2 sections of Intro to Deaf Studies which may be a required course for some majors. The petition was mailed via certified mail to President Davila [...]
Fri, Nov 30 2007
To Be Or Not To Be - Part I
People of the Eye To Be Or Not To Be - a discussion on eugenics and social Darwinism in the 21st Century
Thu, Nov 29 2007
Paddy Ladd Presentation at NTID - Parts I - III
People of the Eye In 2004, Dr. Paddy Ladd presented at NTID/RIT in Rochester, NY on his new book entitled: Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood See part I of Dr. Ladd's presentation
Sat, Nov 24 2007
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