Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A visit with Patrick Graybill:


A Visit with Patrick Graybill
"What Do We Deaf People Have in Common? 

When: January 31, 2008
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Where: SDC 1310 


STOP EUGENICS!


Come find out more about "STOP EUGENICS"
January 24, Thursday
7pm - 9pm
LBJ 1530


student lead discussion of the bill before the British Parliament to restrict reproductive rights of disabled/diseased individuals

THRILL! DEAFHOOD!

THRILL!!! THRILL!!
COMING TO ROCHESTER- MARCH 29TH! ALL DAY WORKSHOP ON DEAFHOOD!

When: March 29th, saturday 
Time: 10 - 5pm
Place: Panara Theatre

Given by Internationally known experts on Deafhood: 
Ella Mae Lentz, David Eberwein, and Genie Gertz. 
if you are unfamiliar with the Deafhood workshops/ presenters- 
please visit these links: 
http://www.deafhood.us/
http://www.idhhc.state.il.us/Conference/deafhood.html
http://www.ellasflashlight.com/?p=15
http://www.joeybaer.com/?cat=5  (scroll down to bottom) 

This workshop is hosted by...
The Greater Rochester American Sign Language Teachers Association

Sponsors for this workshop are:
The Community Interpreter Grant
The Office of the CEO of NTID/VP and Deaf of RIT
The Center for Disability Rights
RIT's Office of the Chief Diversity Officer and President's Commission on Pluralism and Inclusion
Buffalo's Deaf Adult Services
Keuka College's ASL and ASL-English Interpreting Programs
Genesse Valley Region RID
University of Rochester
Interpretek 
The X Coalition Advocates
RIT's Orange and Brown Coalition

TICKET INFORMATION AND WORKSHOP RESERVATION INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON!!! 





Saturday, January 19, 2008

Orange and Brown Coalition Winter Quarter Events

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in LBJ-1530
Stop Eugenics - Student will lead a discussion of the bill before the British Parliament to restrict reproductive rights of disabled/diseased individuals

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  in SDC-1310
A Visit with Patrick Graybill: What do We Deaf People Have in Common?

Thursday,  February 14, 2008 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in SDC-1310
Valentine's Day for ASL and Deaf Culture
Games, ASL storyteller, and jokes

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Rochester Transportation Service (RTS) Complaint forum

video
RTS compliant forum by NTID Senator, Scott Bailey


Hello, my name is Scott. I wanted to get your attention about a forum that will discuss about the RTS (Rochester Transportation Service) issues. The reason is that many students, especially Deaf students, Handicapped and International students, have problems with the RTS bus service. The RTS Bus service has discriminated against Deaf people. For example, I was waiting outside by Regal Movie Theatre for a bus. According to the RTS schedule, the bus would arrive at 5:49pm. When I saw the RTS bus arriving, I waved my hands. The bus stopped and the bus driver said, "Sure, let's meet over there." I walked to the other side, but the bus left. I was pissed off! So, I had a meeting with Dr. Ellie Rosenfield and she was shocked. She doesn't know what's happened with RTS. For now, there will be a forum next week. Also, there will be a panel discussion about how we can improve the RTS service. The panelists will be students, staff, and faculty. We hope to have a special guest, April Jordan, CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of RTS, at the forum to talk about RTS issues. All of you, students, staff, faculty, please come to the forum.
Thank you!

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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