We have all heard the stories of the Toronto Police Services denying interpreters, accusing Deaf people of “faking”, interpreting attempts to communicate as violence, misunderstanding facial expressions that are a part of our grammar as anger, and countless other acts of audism, discrimination, and violence. It is time to do something about it!
Join us in sharing out stories and coming together as a united community of Deaf, oral deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing allies! We will share our experiences in a public forum to promote healing and change. This will be the beginning of a long process of achieving change within the Toronto Police Services policy, training, and sensivity to our diverse communities.
Saturday July 24, 2010 at 6:00pm
Location: OISE- U of T
ASL interpretation provided
Prayer Space Nearby
Wheelchair accessible venue
If you require accommodations, please contact Jenny Blaser at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Endorsed by the Legal Education Action Fund Youth Commission and Signs of Support