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May
2015
HEARD is Accepting Board Membership Applications!

We currently are accepting applications for our Board of Directors. The Board supports the work of HEARD & provides hands-on leadership and strategic governance. While board operations are led by HEARD’s President, active board members are key to maintaining a healthy all-volunteer organization.  HEARD Board Members will serve a two-year term, and are eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held every 6-8 weeks via videoconference or face-to-face meeting.

Interested applicants should send an email with the following information to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by midnight (EST) on June 15, 2015:

  • Completed HEARD Board Membership Application;
  • Resume;
  • Cover letter; and
  • (Optional) link to a video introduction, 1-3 minutes in length, describing your interest in work that connects to HEARD’s goals or current projects.

The nominations committee & current board will review all applications.  Applicants may be contacted for an interview.  Accepted applicants will be notified no later than July 15, 2015, for a term beginning on August 1, 2015. 

HEARD is Accepting Board Membership Applications!
 
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25
Apr
2015
American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) Closing Plenary

ADARA hosted a five-day conference on issues that affect the DDBDDHH Community. ADARA lined up presentations on topics including, health, language, communication access, relationships, art, access to justice, and more.

HEARD's was invited to present the closing plenary at the conference. The topic of Talila "TL" Lewis' closing plenary was “Justice Denied: The Myth of Deaf Access to Justice." The presentation focused on Cross-Movement Building, Intersectionality, Mass Incarceration, the School to Prison Pipeline, Deaf Access to Justice, Deaf In Prison, Disability Solidarity & accountability of disability, civil rights and deaf rights organizations.

HEARD Intern Mabel Najarro & Youth Advocate Tina Banerjee, as well as NTID Student Life Team Director Debbye Byrne were instrumental in the effort.

 
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13
Apr
2015
HEARD Gives Invited Testimony at the U.S. Civil Rights Commission

On April 13, 2015, the United States Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing to address concerns regarding current police tactics, training & field implementation to help identify practices that could avoid deadly confrontations. HEARD provided testimony about police use of force against people with disabilities--especially those community members who also are members of other marginalized communities. 

Finalized written testimony is forthcoming.

 
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