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The Revolution Must Be Accessible (PDF)

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Community Education
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This resource, created by HEARD advocates, serves as a guide for community organizers/educators on how to build virtual learning communities that are grounded in the principles of disability justice and language justice because the revolution must be accessible!

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Wrongful Conviction Infographic

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Community Education
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Community Members Currently Incarcerated Formerly Incarcerated Legal Support Staff

ASL information explains the common causes of wrongful convictions on deaf disabled people.

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ASL: How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose (English CC)

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Community Education Recommended Resources Reentry Support
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Community Members Formerly Incarcerated

How to respond to an opioid overdose using the various types of Naloxone. Presented in ASL with English captions.

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HEARD’s position on Use of Incarcerated People as “Interpreters”

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Community Education Incarcerated Advocacy
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Community Members Currently Incarcerated Formerly Incarcerated Legal Support Staff

In solidarity with thousands of imprisoned people in more than 15 states who are striking to bring attention to & end horrible prison conditions and prison labor exploitation, HEARD, LRID and over twenty organizations released a statement responding to decades of neglect of the needs of Deaf/Disabled imprisoned people. Our hope is to end nearly a decade of illegal and inhumane exploitation of imprisoned people by the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

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Deaf In Prison Documentary

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Community Education Incarcerated Advocacy
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Community Members Currently Incarcerated Formerly Incarcerated Legal Support Staff

HEARD created the #DeafInPrison Campaign to raise awareness about abuse of & discrimination against deaf prisoners.The Campaign aims to start a national conversation about these concerns and to compel corrective and preventive action.

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Why Many Deaf Prisoners Can’t Call Home

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Community Education Incarcerated Advocacy Recommended Resources
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Community Members Currently Incarcerated Formerly Incarcerated Legal Support Staff

Calling home from prison is cumbersome and expensive. For deaf people behind bars, it’s even tougher, sometimes impossible.

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In the Fight to Close Rikers, Don’t Forget Deaf and Disabled People

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Community Education Incarcerated Advocacy Recommended Resources
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Community Members

To end mass incarceration, we must first begin to be honest about the real and deadly consequences of racism, classism and ableism. Closing Rikers is a step in the right direction, but in addition, the stories of deaf and disabled people must be amplified, and New York must take steps now to save them.