Event: Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal Host SLR Days

Note from Coco:

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.

SIGN LANGUAGE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING. DON’T YOU ALL AGREE?

THERE ARE LAWS, POLICIES, GOVERNMENTS AND DOCTORS WHO ARE TRYING TO “EXTERMINATE” OUR SIGN LANGUAGE CULTURE. CAN YOU IMAGINE ONE DAY THERE’S NO SIGN LANGUAGE?

DEAF SCHOOLS ARE ON THE DECLINE. MORE AND MORE CHILDREN ARE IMPLANTED. AUDITORY VERBAL TRAINING (AVT) DOES NOT ALLOW NEWLY IMPLANTED CHILDREN TO LEARN SIGN WHILE THEY ALSO LEARN HOW TO SPEAK.

SO WRONG.

FOR MORE INFORMATION. YOU CAN GO TO WWW.OTTAWADEAFCENTRE.ORG , WWW.DEAFREAD.COM, WWW.DEAFONTARIO.CA, WWW.CAD.CA

THERE WILL BE A MONTREAL RALLY FOR SIGN LANGUAGE RIGHTS ON SATURDAY. LOOK INTO THESE LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

RAH! RAH! STOP AUDISM! RAH! RAH!

TACTILE LOVE,

coco 

(& stop audism)

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September 28th – International Deaf Education Rally worldwide / 28 septembre – Démonstration à travers le monde de la Journée internationale de l’éducation des sourds

ENGLISH

 

ATTENTION OTTAWA / GATINEAU COMMUNITY!!!

 

INTERNATIONAL DEAF EDUCATION DAY RALLY – OTTAWA

 

COME AND JOIN THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO FIGHT FOR SIGN LANGUAGE RIGHTS AT PARLIAMENT HILL IN OTTAWA ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH.

 

TO SUPPORT SIGN LANGUAGE FOR DEAF CHILDREN, PLEASE MEET AT HUMAN RIGHTS MOUNMENT AT ELGIN / LISGAR STREET (beside Ottawa City Hall) AT 11:00 AM FOR MARCH TO PARLIAMENT HILL.

 

SEE WEBSITE: www.slr-canada.net and click on OTTAWA for more details!

 

Press release by the Canadian Association of the Deaf, Resolution by the WFD Congress, and video announcement about Sept 28th International Deaf Education Day can be founded on www.slr-canada.net.   

 

 

 

FRENCH

 

ATTENTION COMMUNAUTÉ GATINEAU / OTTAWA!!!!

 

RALLY DU JOURNÉE INTERNATIONAL DE L’ÉDUCATION DES SOURDS – OTTAWA

 

VENEZ TE JOINDRE À NOUS AU PREMIER COOPÉRATION INTERNATIONAL POUR DÉFENDRE LES DROITS DE LA LANGUE DES SIGNES À LA COLLINE PARLEMENTAIRE À OTTAWA LE VENDREDI LE 28 SEPTEMBRE.

 

CECI EST POUR SUPPORTER LA LANGUE DES SIGNES POUR LES ENFANTS SOURDS, PRIÈRE DE RENCONTRER AU MONUMENT DES DROITS DE L’HOMME SUR AU COIN DE LA RUE ELGIN / LISGAR (À CÔTÉ DE L’HÔTEL DE VILLE D’OTTAWA) À 11H00 ET NOUS ALLONS MARCHER JUSQU’À LA COLLINE PARLEMENTAIRE.

 

VEUILLEZ VISITER LE SITE WEB: www.slr-canada.net ET CLIQUEZ SUR OTTAWA pour des détails additionnels.

 

Ceci est une communiqué de press fait par l’Association des Sourds du Canada, Résolution fait par la Fédération Mondiale des Sourds, et le vidéo qui fait une annonce sur la JOURNÉE INTERNATIONAL DE L’ÉDUCATION POUR LES SOURDS au 28 Septembre.  Tout peut se trouver dans le site web: www.slr-canada.net.  

 

 

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4 Responses to Event: Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal Host SLR Days

  1. theexpatriate says:

    I have to disagree on the quote below because I believe it is CI propaganda. CI is a choice. ASL will never be destroyed unless we allow for it to be. CI will not destroy it. “What we fear, we create.”

    “AUDITORY VERBAL TRAINING (AVT) DOES NOT ALLOW NEWLY IMPLANTED CHILDREN TO LEARN SIGN WHILE THEY ALSO LEARN HOW TO SPEAK.”

    I took the liberty of checking with the Cochlear Implant Education Centre site and they had a section stating about CIs and ASL/spoken language.

    As the support for the use of sign language for implanted children expands, the role it may play for each child may vary based on a number of factors including:

    * Extent and nature of sign use prior to implantation,
    * Individual progress in development of spoken language skills
    * Student preference and/or benefit from addition of sign language
    * Family motivation to include and continue sign use
    * Family decision for the child to be bilingual in ASL and English

    link- http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/CIEC/faq.html

  2. Are you Canadian? Are you aware that the AVT programs in our provincial hosptials do not allow children with CI to concurrently learn sign language? If they do, they have a choice: leave avt or stop learning asl.
    Thanks for the info though…. perhaps you sholuld start looking into Canadian policies on avt.
    I never said I was against CIs – it is the growing trend. However, CIs can occur with my support only if children learn asl at the same time.

  3. theexpatriate says:

    I am Canadian, from Southwestern Ontario to be exact, smile. I went for a CI when I was in my late teens and my parents decided against it because I come from a strong Deaf family background. I am not one to follow the the norms of Deaf society or culture because I believe in having the best of all cultures like you do. =o)

    I still believe CI is a choice to the point where I defend in others’ decision in having one. Some call it “cultural genocide” and I really wince at that choice of words which is why I call it “CI Propaganda”. Strong choice of words, yes, sometimes we cannot flower our words to get our message across, eh?

    I have asked other Deaf parents of CI children about the AVT programs in Ontario. The doctors do “encourage” the children to speak but they do not prohibit signing.

    Sometimes it takes strong people to find it within themselves to reach out to other people who have been ostracised from the Deaf community mainly based on the decision to have the CI and this is where I have issues about the community.

    They speak of Deafhood and yet protest about choices to be able to hear. Double standards lie here.

    My husband asks me “Does the sight of a CI impact me when I see it on a wee baby?” I reply “No” for one, it is not my decision. Two, it’s not my child. Three, it always comes to this quote “It takes a village to help raise a child.”

    We cannot afford to be judgmental of other people’s life decisions when we can afford to support each other.

    Big smiles!
    90

  4. ChrisH says:

    theexpatriate

    I have to support your idea.

    “Canada had its protest against AVT’s policy against ASL” Is it true?

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