DeafHope

DeafHope Together we can end violence
We believe: 1. Any one deserve to live in homes that are free from violence. 2. The Deaf community and our allies CAN do something to end violence against Deaf individuals.
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At DeafHope we rely on the empowerment model. We believe that Deaf women and children are not responsible for violence, and they have a right to live in a healthy environment. We believe that Deaf survivors have the ability and right to make their own choices toward living independently and safely. As advocates, we provide support and information, working with her strengths, and only the survivor can make the best choices for her and her family.

Mission: Our mission at DeafHope is to end domestic and sexual violence through empowerment, education and services. This mission will be achieved on three levels - by providing services to Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence; by educating our community and service providers about domestic and sexual violence; and by providing statewide training and technical assistance to establish more Deaf-run services for Deaf survivors.

What must be done in order to ensure that our educational systems are culturally responsive for and inclusive of our Bla...
06/06/2020

What must be done in order to ensure that our educational systems are culturally responsive for and inclusive of our Black Deaf youths?

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced that the CDE has received a $500,000 philanthropic grant to train all of its 2,500 employees in implicit bias and to create guidance for school districts across California to help them accelerate their efforts to dismantle systemic racism in education.

During a virtual media check-in Thursday, Thurmond said this initiative is an important step to addressing the persistent inequities students of color have faced—including opportunity gaps and disproportionate discipline—for decades in public education.

Read more: https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr20/yr20rel41.asp

Watch the full media check-in: https://www.facebook.com/CAEducation/videos/549899515702218/

06/04/2020
“I’m scared” by Jordan Tennison

“I’m scared” by Jordan Tennison (CSD Fremont 2020 alumnus), signed by Dr. Liann Osborne. [in ASL with English subtitles and transcript provided]

“I’m scared” written by CSD student senior, Jordan Tennison, Class of 2020 and signed by Dr. Liann Osborne. This was written by CSD student senior, Jordan Te...

06/03/2020
Equality Florida

Equality Florida

LIVE NOW: Join us for our LGBTQ #BlackLivesMatter town hall with Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David, Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith, Civil Rights Attorney Michele K. Rayner-Goolsby, Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins for Ward 8, and The National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon.

06/03/2020
What Is a True White Ally?

ASL Vlog "What is a True White Ally?" by Victorica Monroe of Monroe Pedagogy. (Video transcript and description in comments here as well as in description of YouTube post.)

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06/02/2020
Being Her

Being Her

#BLACKLIVESMATTER. BSL. ASL. ISL.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!⁣⁣⁣

⁣Please stands up and be loud in support of the black community.⁣ ⁣

Music by
‘This is America’ Donald Glover
‘Warrior Song’⁣ Alicia Keys + NAS

Transcript of #BlackLivesMatter video in American, British, and Irish sign languages. A full open captioned version of this video is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW6Ntr1r9OY&feature=youtu.be

There is music "This is America’ Donald Glover ‘Warrior Song’⁣ Alicia Keys + NAS" plays throughout the video. Lyrics at https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/childishgambino/thisisamerica.html. There does not appear to be any other audio.

As I don't know most of the signers and can't differentiate Irish from American sign language I have not tried to name or identify the sign language used. I will attempt to transcribe relevant visual context assuming readers of this have limited or no sight.

The video is split into 30 scenes, each signed by a different Black person, describing a different example of violence towards, or killing of a Black person, saying their name, photograph and hashtags. I will describe each scene separately.

Please feel free to share this transcript to broaden access to this video. Any errors or poor descriptions are my responsibility. The text can be copied and improved by anyone who can improve them.

Opening screen says #BlackLivesMatter in white text on a black background with intentionally slightly flickering text.

Scene 1:
Two young black deaf women sat side by side with identical long black curly hair styles. The woman on the left is wearing a pale green sleeveless top and the woman on the right is wearing a brown, yellow and blue patterned short sleeved top.

Together they sign "Black people are so tired!"

The brown-topped woman signs "A cop kills a black man pleading for help saying he can't breathe" followed by signing "Who?" hashtag George Floyd.

The green-topped woman signs: "A white woman called the police on an innocent black man, begging the police to come because she falsely claimed she was being attacked" followed by signing "Who?" Christian Cooper.

A head and body photograph is shown of George Floyd a 46 year old clean shaven black man with clippered very short black hair wearing a black and grey top standing in front of a brown brick wall with the hashtag #GeorgeFloyd overlaid on it.

A head and body photograph of 57 year old Christian Cooper a black man with clippered very short greying black hair, goatee style short beard and small round rimmed glasses. Christian is wearing a grey teeshirt with a rainbow representation of the United States of America flag, a grey and blue neckerchief and has a camera strap around his neck.

Scene 2
A young-middle aged black woman with straight black hair held back by a black hairband is wearing a black jogging top and jogging on the spot. She mouths the word "jogging" and the captions say "We can't go jogging" as the woman slows down her jogging and stares sadly at the camera. Who? Amaud Arbery.

A professional head and body photograph against a blue and white cloudy effect background of 25 year old Amaud Arbery a clean shaven black man with wearing a white shirt, black jacket and black bow tie. The hashtag #AmaudArbery is overlaid on the image.

Scene 3:
A young black woman with tied black hair wearing gold hoop earrings and a peach and black coloured sports top signs "We can't relax in the comfort of our own homes. Who? Bothem Sean (sometimes known as Botham Jean) and Atatiana Jefferson.

A photograph of Bothem Jean, a 26 year old clean shaven black man with clippered short hair, wearing a black jacket, white shirt and grey striped tie with hashtags #BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson displayed.

A headshot photograph of Atatiana Jefferson, a 28 year old black woman with straight black hair and brown eyes, wearing a mustard yellow top looks off camera. The hashtag #AtatianaJefferson is displayed.

Scene 4:
An older black man with greying black hair and beard wearing a plain black teeshirt signs "We can't ask for help after being in a car crash". Who? Jonathan Ferrel and Renisha McBryde.

A head and shoulders photograph of Jonathan Ferrel a 24 year old black man with a slight moustache wearing an orange and green patterned university graduation gown and the hashtag #JonathanFerrel displayed.

A headshot photograph of Renisha McBryde a 19 year old black woman with straight black shoulder length hair facing the camera. The hashtag #RenishaMcBryde is displayed.

Scene 5:
A young black woman with black hair tied back into a small bun and held back with an orange tied handkerchief is wearing a pale blue shirt and large round black framed glasses signs "We can't have a cellphone" while signing a relaxed way of using a smartphone while giggling at the screen, before suddenly looking around her and looking fearful and signing again "We can't!". Who? Stephon Clarks.

A head and shoulders photograph of Stephon Clarks, a 23 year old clean shaved black man wearing a black hoodie with an orange stripe standing and smiling at the camera in front of framed photograps of members of his family including a wedding photograph and a large family scene. The hashtag #StephonClarks is displayed.

Scene 6:
A young black man with a shaved head and a black beard signs "We can't leave a party to get to safety". Who? Jordan Edwards.

A headshot photograph of Jordan Edwards a 15 year old black boy with short black hair wearing a blue shirt smiles with closed lips to camera against a red background. Hashtag #JordanEdwards is displayed.

Scene 7:
A young black woman with tied back black hair, large roundish brown framed glasses wearing a white teeshirt saying "you can be" above what looks like red lips signs initially signing in a style showing enjoyment of music before pausing, looking serious and signing "We can't enjoy loud music". Who? Jordan Davis.

A photograph of Jordan Davis, a 17 year old black boy with short black hair, wearing a black suit, white shirt and dark green or black tie, standing in front of a two flags, a United States of America and possibly a European Union flag.

Scene 8:
A young clean shaven black man wearing a black durag hair bandana covering, thin brown round framed glasses and a grey cable knit jumper signs "We can't sell CDs" Who? Alton Sterling.

Photograph of Alton Sterling a 27 year old clean shaven black man wearing a white teeshirt with a sky blue airtex shirt over the top and black trousers is standing next to a white car with a blue stripe on it. He has one hand behind his back and is smiling. Hashtag #AltonStirling is displayed.

Scene 9:
A young black woman wearing an African style hair wrap in yellow and brown wearing an orange scoop neck short sleeved top signs "We can't sleep" as looking around fearfully and tossing and turning. Who? Ayiana Jones.

A head and shoulders photograph of Ayiana Jones, a 7 year old black girl with plaits tipped with with inch sized pink, red, yellow and blue plastic flowers, swearing a white scoop necked top against a Snow White and Cinderella Disney characters background. Hashtag #AyianaJones is displayed.

Scene 10:
A photograph of Breonna Taylor, a 26 year old black woman with waved shoulder length black hair wearing a black summer dress in front of the shutters of the outside of a house. The hashtag #BreonnaTaylor is displayed.

Scene 11:
A young clean shaved black man with short curly black hair wearing a purple teeshirt signs "We can't walk from the corner store". Who? Mike Brown.

Photograph of Mike Brown, a 28 year old black man with short black hair and a small chin beard wearing a green high school graduation cap and gown with an orange strip around his shoulders. Hashtag #MikeBrown is displayed.

Scene 12:
A middle aged black woman with bleached blonde semi-short natural hair, black roundish rimmed glasses wearing a black teeshirt with the words 'Stay Woke' on it stands in front of an orange background with a lines and mirrors and a copper-like wall decoration behind her. she signs "We can't play cops and robbers" initially signing like it's an enjoyable children's game before pausing and looking serious. Who? Tamir Rice.

Photograph of Tamir Rice a 12 year old black boy with short black hair wearing a dark grey hoodie sitting at a restaurant table. Hashtag #TamirRice is displayed.

Scene 13:
A young black man with shortish black natural hair and full beard wearing a grey jumper signs "We can't go to church" and dances in a traditional Black Gospel manner with one hand on his heart and the other in the air and jigging on the spot dance style with both hands in fists at hest height. Who? The Charleston 9.

A picture of 9 photographs, one for each of the people killed in this church attack is displayed. The hashtag #Charleston9 is displayed.

Scene 14:
A young black woman with chest length black/brown dreadlocks and shaved sides of her head wearing a white teeshirt saying 'My skin colour is not a crime' showing her arms with tattoos, signs "We can't walk home with Skittles and Arizona Juice". Who? Trayvon Martin.

Photograph of Trayvon Martin a 17 year old black boy with short black hair wearing a red teeshirt smiling open lipped to camera. Hashtag #TrayvonMartin is displayed.

Scene 15:
A young black man wearing a black durag bandana style hair covering and a black teeshirt with the words 'I'm deaf' written on it in white letters signs "We can't hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party". Who? Sean Bell.

Photograph of Sean Bell a 23 year old clean shaven black man wth very short black hair, small earrings wearing a white top and a chain around his neck smiles to camera with open lips. Hashtag #SeanBell is displayed.

Scene 16:
A black man with spiked semi-short hair and shaved sides of head, full beard wearing thin round gold rimmed glasses, wearing a grey, white and black striped top. He signs: "We can't party on New Years". Who? Oscar Grant.

Headshot photograph of Oscar Grant a 22 year old black man with a short moustache and beard wearing a black woollen beanie hat and black top smiling open lipped to camera. Hashtag #OscarGrant is displayed.

Scene 17:
A black woman with curly dark brown shoulder length hair swept to one side, wearing gold framed glasses and a white teeshirt in a bedroom with brown bed head and page grey bedding. She signs "We can't get a normal traffic ticket". Who? Sandra Bland.

Photo of Sandra Bland a 28 year old black woman with thin medium length dreadlocks tied back, round dangly earrings wearing a black jacket and white blouse facing the camera smiling open lipped in a restaurant. Hashtag #SandraBland is displayed.

Scene 18:
A young black man with a short black beard, wearing a dark grey baseball cap with a C on it, and a hoodie with a thick black, white and brown stripe on it inside the dining area of an apartment. He signs "We can't lawfully carry a weapon". Who? Philandro Castille.

A photograph of Philandro Castle a 32 year old black man with tied back long black dreadlocks and a thin moustache and chin beard and black squareish rimmed glasses wearing his royal blue work uniform for nutritional services. Hashtag #PhilandroCastille is displayed.

Scene 19:
An older black man with long loose grey dreadlocked hair and a long dark grey beard wearing a black teeshirt. He signs: "We can't break down on a public road with car problems". Who? Corey Jones

Corey Jones a 31 year old black man with short black hair and a slightly greying short full beard is looking over his shoulder and smiling at the camera in front of a full drum kit. The hashtag #CoreyJones is displayed.

Scene 20:
A young pale-skinned black woman with straight long dark brown hair held back by a front braid, wearing a dark blue top in her kitchen next to fresh vegetables. She signs "We can't shop at Walmart". Who? John Crawford.

Photograph of John Crawford a 22 year old black man with medium length thin dark brown dreadlocks, stubble, and slight chin beard wearing a grey hoodie is smiling closed lipped at the camera. Hashtag #JohnCrawford is displayed.

Scene 21:
A young pale-skinned black woman with long black hair tied up in a top-bun, wearing gold rimmed aviator glasses and wearing a denim shirt over a black top. She signs "We can't have a disabled vehicle". Who? Terrence Crutcher.

Photograph of Terrence Crutcher a 40 year old black man with a short mutton chops style black facial hair, wearing a dark brown Tilley style hat, sunglasses, a white shirt, yellow ivory and black tie and a beige jacket. He is open mouthed facing the camera. The hashtag #TerrenceButcher is displayed.

Scene 22:
A middle aged bald black man with a slightly greying moustache wearing a burnt orange coloured teeshirt. He signs "We can't read a book in our own car". Who? Keith Scott.

A photograph of Keith Scott a 43 year old black man with close cropped black hair, no moustache and medium length beard. He is wearing a dark brown teeshirt and looking sardonically at the camera from inside a car. the hashtag #KeithScott is displayed.

Scene 23:
A pale skinned black woman with straight black hair which is tied back, gold hoop earrings wearing a pale grey teeshirt. She signs "We can't be a 10 year old walking with our grandfather". Who? Clifford Glover.

A black and white 1970s photograph of 10 year old Clifford Glover shows him looking to camera while wearing a striped jacket and open neck pale shirt at what looks like a formal event. The hashtag #CliffordGlover is displayed.

Scene 24:
A young black man with curly black hair and full black beard, wearing a knitted hat on the back of his head, small hoop earrings and a grey and white striped top. He signs "We can't decorate for a party". Who? Claude Reese.

Photograph of a protest march with a large white banner saying "Black Lives Matter" and signs showing names of black people who have been killed - visible ones include Alton Sterling and Philandro Castle. As Claude Reese was killed age 14 in 1974, it may be there are no available photographs of him. The hashtag #ClaudeReese is displayed.

Scene 25:
A pale skinned middle aged bald black man with a full black beard, wearing a white airtext shirt sitting beneath a Union Jack flag picture. He signs "We can't as a cop a question". Who? Randy Evans.

A black and white photo of 15 year old Randy Evans, a black boy with natural shortish black hair wearing a wide lapelled shirt underneath a slightly darker jacket. the hashtag #RandyEvans is displayed.

Scene 26:
A young black woman with natural curly and wavy shoulder length hair, wearing gold hoop earrings and a black top. She signs "We can't cash our check in peace". Who? Yvonne Smallwood.

A black and white photograph of Yvonne Smallwood, a black woman with black hair in big 80s hairstyle [she was killed in 1987 in police custody] is smiling to camera. The hashtag #YvonneSmallwood is displayed.

Scene 27:
A young pale skinned black woman with her red dyed hair tied up in a top-bun, wearing a brown teeshirt and a blue denim jacket. She signs: "We can't take out our wallet". Who? Amadou Diallo.

Photograph of 23 year old Amadou Diallo a shaven headed black man with a short black moustache and chin beard, wearing a black teeshirt. The hashtag #AmadouDiallo is displayed.

Scene 28:
A pale skinned young black woman with curly natural loose shoulder length dark brown hair, wearing a pale beige top. she signs "We can't run". Who? Walter Scott.

Photograph of Walter Scott, a 50 year old black man with short slightly greying hair, and a greying moustache and chin beard. He is wearing a dark brown top and smiling slightly open lipped to camera. The hashtag #WalterScott is displayed.

Scene 29:
A black woman with curly black shoulder length hair held back by a black headband, large thin gold hoop earrings and an orange knitted top. She signs "We can't breathe". Who? Eric Garner.

A photograph of Eric Garner, a 44 year old clean shaven black man with a flat-top style haircut, wearing a black suit with velvet facings, a white shirt and black bow tie in front of a professional photographer's background. The hashtag #EricGarner is displayed.

Scene 30:
A black woman with tied back black hair, wearing 2 pairs of medium sized hoop earrings and a black knitted top. She signs "We can't live". Who? Freddie Gray.

Photograph of Freddie Gray, a 25 year old clean shaven black man with very short black hair wearing a red teeshirt. The hashtag #FreddieGray is displayed.

Photograph of Tony McDade a 38 year old transgender black man wearing a black shirt and silver chain, the top half of his head is not in shot. The hashtag #TonyMcDade is displayed.

Closing final scene:
The women from the first scene return.

The woman with the brown, blue and yellow top signs "We're tired. Tired of making hashtags".

The green-topped woman signs "Tired of trying to convince you that our #BlackLivesMatter too".

Brown: "Tired of dying, dying dying"
Green: "Tired!"
Brown: "Tired!"
Green: "Tired"
Together: "Tired" with the open caption in larger text.
Brown: "So very tired! Every single one of us should be outraged.
Green: "White friends, please stand up and be loud in support of the black community".

Together: "If you are silent, you are part of the problem."

Closing screen #BlackLivesMatter is displayed in white text on a black background

List of names under #BlackLivesMatterUK (Black people who have been killed in the UK)
Stephen Lawrence
Rash Charles
Nuno Carduso
Mark Duggan
Azelle Rodney
Edson de Costa
Dalian Atkinson
Jermaine Baker
Olaseni Lewis
Sean Rigg
Terry Nicholas
Chrisopher Alder
Joy Gardner
Leon Patterson
Cynthia Jarrett
Dorothy 'Cherry' Groce

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At DeafHope we rely on the empowerment model. We believe that Deaf survivors are not responsible for violence, and they have a right to live in a healthy environment. We believe that Deaf survivors have the ability and right to make their own choices toward living independently and safely. As advocates, we provide support and information, working with their strengths, and only the survivor can make the best choices for themselves and for their family.

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