It has been almost 2 weeks now since the Deaf Blind students and alumni of Gallaudet University sent out a letter inviting President Davila and his team to meet with us on March 30th concerning issues of the past, the present and the future.
And we have yet to hear from him, or Jay Innes and Richard Lytle, Assistants to the President.
We got a confirmation letter from firstname.lastname@example.org that they recieved our email but was forwarded to the Assistants to the President.
I am not going to jump the gun and accuse President Davila of ignorance, however, I will write him another email expressing my concern of lack of response on his part. And I’m going to make sure the Assistant to the President for Diversity, Darian Burwell gets it. If we cannot see Davila, then Burwell will have to do.
What will it take for him to listen to us? We might not be racially-focused or mired in audism, but we are the forgotten minority of the Deafhood community.
If you read this and know how to give the new President a nudge, please do so.
Deaf Blind for Gallaudet.