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HEARD created the #DeafInPrison Campaign to raise awareness about abuse of and discrimination against deaf prisoners across the nation.  The Campaign, which officially launches on June 27th, aims to start a national conversation and to compel corrective and preventive action.

We are asking that you watch “Deaf In Prison,” then share your reactions, your story, or any information you have on social media using #DeafInPrison. The link ( will be available for 48 hours beginning at 12:00 a.m. (EST), Friday, June 27.  Viewings will be hosted at numerous locations across the nation and we encourage organizations and individuals to host viewings if possible.

Check out our #DeafInPrison Campaign Fact SheetMore information>> 

[Image Description: Flyer announcing an event. The flyer has a black bar in the middle with white background above/below the black bar. There is a film reel in the lower left corner, with film strip streaming up to a straight line on the upper right corner. There are social media (twitter, Facebook, and YouTube) logos on the upper left corner, with the following text: "HELP UNCOVER THE INJUSTICE OF DEAF PRISONERS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA." Inside of the black bar, in white text: "June 27, 2014. Join the ‪#‎DeafInPrison‬ Campaign. Watch "Deaf in Prison" online or at a screening near you & post about what you learn on social media using #DeafInPrison. You can only access the film at for 48 hours beginning at 12:00 a.m. (EST) on June 27th. Below that, on white background in black text: "DeafInPrison is hosted by HEARD in collaboration with Facundo Element. Follow (twitter logo) ‪#‎behearddc‬ & @facundoelement For more information, visit To the left of that are HEARD and Facundo Element Logos side by side. On the upper right corner, in the filmstrip, are the words: "A documentary Film by Al Jazeera America #DeafInPRISON. Directly below that are three small pictures side by side, all of which are clips from the film."]



Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency 

Deaf Community Center

1550 San Leandro Blvd. 

San Leandro, CA 94577

June 27

7pm (PST)

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.

2222 Laverna Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90041

Day/Time TBA



Front Range Community College

Room CO 208 

3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031

June 27th

7:00 pm (MST)

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC)

104 Broadway (between Mayan Theater and Key Bank) 

4th Floor 

Denver, CO 80203

 June 27

 12:00 noon

(interpreters present; wheelchair accessible; light lunch provided; please RSVP — we’re a small office and will need to know a nose count to find alternative space if necessary – which we would be thrilled to do so please RSVP that you’re coming!)


HEARD/ASL Poetry Night

Bus Boys & Poets 

5th & K Strs. NW

June 27th

Arrive by 10:30pm (EST)

(wheelchair accessible)

American Association of People with Disabilities 

2013 H Street NW, 5th Floor

Washington, DC 20006

 Time/Day TBA

(wheelchair accessible)


disAbility Solutions for Independent Living, Inc. 

119 South Palmetto Avenue, Suite 180 

Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

June 27

 Time TBA

 (wheelchair accessible)

Safety Harbor Public Library’s Deaf Literacy Center

101 2nd St N

Safety Harbor, FL 34695

June 27

7:30 p.m.

 (wheelchair accessible)


Columbia College Chicago ASL-English Interpretation Department

33 E. Congress Parkway

Chicago, IL 60605

June 28

Showing time: 1:00pm

Showing locations:

-2nd floor Room 219

-4th floor Rooms 419 and 421


DEAF, Inc.

215 Brighton Avenue

Allston MA 02134

(wheelchair accessible) 

Day/Time TBA


Iglesia Martell Law Firm

Legal Workshop for the Deaf and HoH Community

Malletts Creek Library

3090 E. Eisenhower Pkwy

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

June 28th

Legal Workshop begins at 2pm