Friday, December 28, 2007

Orange&Brown Coalition Kick Off

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Part I Video Edited by Noella Kolash and Ruthie Jordan.
Shows clips from the kick off and also NTID/RIT students responding to the question "what is audism?"

On December 18th, 2007 at NTID/RIT Orange & Brown Coalition hosted a kick off and celebration of Laurent Clerc's birthday. O & B's mission was reviewed and the film "AUDISM UNVEILED" was shown and discussed. It was an inspiring night. It is worthwhile for faculty, staff, student and alumni to be part of the Orange & Brown Coalition.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ORANGE & BROWN AND LAURENT CLERC!

Want to be part of Orange & Brown Coalition- please email:
OrangeBrownCoalition@gmail.com

8 comments:

laka said...

about time - definitely looking forward to the more vlogs.

laka.

John Egbert said...

Noella and Ruthie,

Very good post!!

This is what the whole Deaf and Hearing community needs, social awareness and education to the society that audism needs to be stopped now.

Keep on Vlogging and spread the awareness.

John Egbert

Deb Ann said...

Thanks for the awareness and showing us a whole thing!

Autism needs to be stopped and we need to be respected as well. The deafies/Deafies/Hearies need to cooperate as well. You have my 100% support!

DE said...

Wow. The RIT Deaf Community sure is taking proactive steps to combat audism and to improve lives of the Deaf! This coalition will go a long way- not only future generations of RIT students/faculty/staff's lives will be bettered, but the entire Deaf community's across the world will, too!

Keep vlogging.

DEAF NAVY USA said...

THANKS FOR EXPLAIN MORE CLEARLY ABOUT AUDISM AND WE NEED TO STAND BE STRONG TO FACE THE WORLD FOLLOW THE HEART WHERE WE BEEN LEARN FROM VLOG AND VEIDO AND HOPE YOU CAN SHOW US MORE ABOUT GALLUADET U VEIDO MOVIE SO WE CAN LEARN MORE AND MORE ABOUT IT. REMEMBER STAND BE DEAF STRONGEST TO COMMCATION WITH HEARING. THAT WE CAN TEACH THEM USE SIGN LANGAUGE COMMCATION MAKE HEARING FEEL OPEN UNDERSTAND. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS MIDDLE OF INTERPETER AND THEY THINK YOU CAN UNDERSTAND MY READ LIPS AND I SAID YOU CAN UNDERSTAND MY SIGN LANGAUGE WHAT HAPPEN IS THAT HEARING GOT WIDE WAKE UP AND WANTS SHARE OUR COMMUCATION BETTER HELPFUL THANKS INTERPETER WORK WITH US HAPPEN IN HOSPTAIL FOR MY DAUGTHER BORN. THAT I BEEN BROKEN THEIR AUTISM. HOW STAND BE STRONGEST FACE TO FACE OPEN COMMUCATION.

Ella Mae Lentz said...

Congrats on the new Coalition! May it go far in its works!
Most heartbreaking part for me was the many "I dunno" responses to "What is audism?"...
Shows that there's much more work that needs to be done at RIT, at other colleges with Deaf students, and in our Deaf children's education as well as continuing our current work in ASL and Deaf Studies classes.
Thank you for taking this proactive step and sharing it with us via vlogs.

patti durr said...

stay tune for part II

whereas part I is a bit dismaying to see how many folks said they didn't know the term audism - the post film discussions shown in part II illustrate that all of the attendees KNEW what audism was intimately = they just had never seen the term before or had logged it into their glossary

there is definitely power with NAMING a thing. this is true for racism, sexism, homophobia, etc

its also important for us to not abuse this new term - not to weild it AT people. while a collective consciousness is raising it is important for us to know that systematic audism exists and has a name and we have an important role in combating it peacefully and positively. i was glad in the post-film discussion to see that no one called anyone an audist - but instead talked broadly of audism or audist behavior

very grateful that Gallaudet U. produced the film AUDISM UNVEILED - for me it truly illustrates the power of the medium of film. prior to this documentary hardly any lay people were using the term Audism (see Humphries and Lane)

The film has really fostered an indepth understanding and examination of this term and phenomenon in ASL and in a very visual form - Veditz would be proud

someone asked for clips of the film to be in the vlog - sorry folks we dont have permission to use any excerpts of the film. Hopefully DSP will release the film really soon - many many many folks really want their own copy

i know i do

big thanks to orange and brown for showing the film at ntid/rit

also big thanks to noella and ruthie for editing part I and II of the kick off

folks often down realize editing down video of many different signers for a few short minutes requires hours and hours

im sure ruthie's back is sore

happy birthday O & B Coalition

peace

patti

Anonymous said...

The term being discussed here is AUDISM (not auTism)

About Orange Brown Coalition

Mission: To share with the RIT community about Deaf Culture (language, history, humor, etc.) and related activities.

To facilitate relationships between Deaf and hearing members of the RIT community through awareness of our cultures.

To provide opportunities for self-empowerment and self-advocacy of Deaf people on campus.

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