Wednesday September 19, 2018
January 2018 Infographic

HEARD's first infographic visualizes some of our correspondence with #DeafInPrison during January alone. 

We hope the public understands the horrors of #massincarceration on #Disabled communities through our work. 

Here is the interactive version of this infographic:

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November & December 2017

November 2nd: TL represented HEARD and the Harriet Tubman Collective at the Fall 2017 Criminal Law Practitioner Symposium, Race and Disability in Policing and Criminal Justice Reform at the Washington College of Law Disability Law Society. Several DC HEARD Advocates were also in attendance.

November 11th: HEARD hosts Know Your Rights Day in Crestview, FL with Attorney Sharon Caserta for an all-day teach-in, promoting Deaf Access to Justice and self-advocacy.

November 22nd: HEARD MN represents DDBDDHH communities for the first time at the Minnesota Department of Corrections Transitions Fair.

November 27th: HEARD hosts #DeafEd Twitter chat with guest Corey Axelrod on Be a Champion: Facilitating Growth Mindset and Self Advocacy.

November 29th: HEARD co-hosts #EndMoneyBail Twitter Power Hour with the Chicago Community Bond Fund, Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, and more.

November 30th: HEARD hosts #DeafInPrison holiday postcard gathering at Galaudet University, letting our imprisoned community know we haven't forgetten them and we still care deeply about them.

December was largely consumed with rallying and advocating in outrage against the lack of charge for the officers who shot and tased Magdiel Sanchez in Oklahoma, a brown skin, Latino man who was Deaf with Disabilities and lived in a low income, mostly immigrant neighborhood. HEARD also shared a livestream from the US Commission on Civil Rights public meeting on "The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Intersections of Students of Color with Disabilities."

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January 2018: What We've Done, What's to Come!


From January - March 2018, HEARD will be accepting calls from deaf imprisoned people on Tuesdays from 6 - 10 AM, PST and Thursdays from 10 AM - 2 PM PST. These times are for DDBDDHH imprisoned people only, sometimes accepting limited calls from advocates supporting deaf imprisoned people during these times for urgent matters. Videophone number is 202-436-9278.

January 11th: HEARD hosts Deaf Twitter chat with Darren House, a high school teacher on the board of California Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The chat was focused on teaching in content areas, including questions such as "Where can we receive further professional development in teaching content areas to DDBDDHH students?" and "How can we reduce and eliminate barriers that DDBDDHH experience when trying to master content standards?" To receive text notifications for #DeafEd Twitter chats, you can text the word @deafedch to the number 81010.

January 12th: HEARD announces monthly webinars beginning January 30th *description*

January 30th: HEARD hosts Webinar on Policing, Prisons, & Protecting Ourselves with guests Alison Aubrecht and Mariame Kaba. The goal is to understand trends in policing, healthcare, education, legal, and other systems that have led to what is now known as "mass incarceration." We learn how education, foster, policing, legal, and prison systems are connected, and how racism, ableism, and classism within these systems create unjust outcomes for marginalized communities.

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HEARD has worked for nearly eight years to locate deaf and deaf-blind men and women housed in prisons across the United States. In which DOC do you think we have found the most deaf and hard of hearing individuals?

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