Gallaudet University International Human Rights Organization

Gallaudet University International Human Rights Organization In affiliation with Amnesty International, we educate the community about human rights and foster unity and collaboration between deaf and hearing orgs

In affiliation with Amnesty International, we work to educate the community about human rights issues around the world, and foster unity and collaboration between deaf and hearing organizations. We engage in advocacy and service in the DC metropolitan area.

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Hello everyone! Tonight we will have our elections for the 2016-2017 academic year from 8-9 pm at SAC 1010. Anyone that'...
04/26/2016

Hello everyone! Tonight we will have our elections for the 2016-2017 academic year from 8-9 pm at SAC 1010. Anyone that's interested in running for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the two Senator positions, come by!

Originally, our elections were scheduled on this past Tuesday but due to unforeseen conflicts, we rescheduled the electi...
04/22/2016

Originally, our elections were scheduled on this past Tuesday but due to unforeseen conflicts, we rescheduled the election to next Tuesday, April 26th from 8-9 pm at SAC 1010. Anyone that's interested in running for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the two Senator positions, come by!

Hello everyone! Want to know more about the World Federation of the Deaf and what it does and how it benefits us? Tomorr...
04/20/2016

Hello everyone! Want to know more about the World Federation of the Deaf and what it does and how it benefits us? Tomorrow, Thursday, April 21st, from 12:30 - 2 pm at JSAC MPR, we will be having the WFD Vice President, Joseph Murray coming to present about WFD! Come join us!

Hello everyone! We at IHR will be having our election tonight, April 18th from 7:30-8:30 pm at SAC 2213. Anyone who is i...
04/18/2016

Hello everyone! We at IHR will be having our election tonight, April 18th from 7:30-8:30 pm at SAC 2213. Anyone who is interested in running for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the two Senator positions, please do come by! See y'all tonight!

Hello everyone! Want to know more about the World Federation of the Deaf and what it does and how it benefits us? This u...
04/18/2016

Hello everyone! Want to know more about the World Federation of the Deaf and what it does and how it benefits us? This upcoming Thursday, April 21st, from 12:30 - 2 pm at JSAC MPR, we will be having the WFD Vice President, Joseph Murray coming to present about WFD! Come join us!

Hello everyone! We at IHR will be having our election tomorrow night, April 18th from 7:30-8:30 pm at SAC 2213. Anyone w...
04/17/2016

Hello everyone! We at IHR will be having our election tomorrow night, April 18th from 7:30-8:30 pm at SAC 2213. Anyone who is interested in running for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the two Senator positions, please do come by!

Hello everyone! We at IHR will be having our election next Monday night, April 18th from 7:30-8:30 pm at SAC 2213. Anyon...
04/14/2016

Hello everyone! We at IHR will be having our election next Monday night, April 18th from 7:30-8:30 pm at SAC 2213. Anyone who is interested in running for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the two Senator positions, please do come by!

NAD Presentation
04/05/2016

NAD Presentation

04/05/2016

GU International Human Rights Organization wants to thank everyone that came out to the NAD presentation this afternoon! Also special thanks to Zainab Alkebsi for the great presentation in which she shared what the NAD has been up to in terms of progress for deaf rights! Also, keep an eye out on this page for upcoming events which there will be soon!

Want to learn more about the National Association of the Deaf, (NAD)?! See what NAD has been up to regarding the progres...
04/05/2016

Want to learn more about the National Association of the Deaf, (NAD)?! See what NAD has been up to regarding the progress for deaf rights! Come join us today at SAC 2213 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm!

Want to learn more about the National Association of the Deaf, (NAD)?! See what NAD has been up to regarding the progres...
04/01/2016

Want to learn more about the National Association of the Deaf, (NAD)?! See what NAD has been up to regarding the progress for deaf rights! Come join us next Tuesday, April 5th at SAC 2213 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm!

03/15/2016
Nyle DiMarco

Language equality for all! Wonderful progress!

Our #LEADK PSA with Senator Galgiani on language equality: ASL and English.
#WhyISign

LEAD-K ASL 4 Deaf Kids website: http://www.asl4deafkids.org

Thank you Convo

#LanguageEquality #EHDI2016 #NyleDiMarco #DWTS #NDF #ANTM #DeafTalent #RedefiningDance Dancing with the Stars

03/09/2016
Simax- der Avatar für Gebärdensprache

Happy International Women's Day from all of us at Gallaudet University International Human Rights Organization! Continue the fight for gender equality!

Wir wünschen allen Frauen einen wunderschönen #weltfrauentag !
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We wish all women a wonderful #worldwomenday !

#deaf #internationalsignlanguage #internationalwomensday #gebärdensprache #gleichberechtigung

Today is International Women's Day! My Body My Rights Amnesty International campaign leader is coming to Gallaudet to di...
03/08/2016

Today is International Women's Day! My Body My Rights Amnesty International campaign leader is coming to Gallaudet to discuss women's rights internationally and domestically today from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in SAC 1011!

Next week Tuesday is International Women's Day. On that day, the My Body My Rights Amnesty International campaign leader...
03/04/2016

Next week Tuesday is International Women's Day. On that day, the My Body My Rights Amnesty International campaign leader will come to Gallaudet to discuss women's rights internationally and domestically on Tuesday, March 8, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in SAC 1011!

02/25/2016
Deaf PAC

Support Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD. US Government needs to support and ratify the CRPD! H/T to Rebekah Lynn for the link!

[Text: Deaf]

[Description: One Black/Deaf guy in black polo shirt with a black backdrop.]

Hello everyone!

Today, I have a lot to share. Nah. I am a huge fan of short attention span. Which means instead of long messages or stories I make them clear and to the point. I want to give concise, short messages that are short, simple and sweet. For this vlog, I'm condensing a long and heavy topic.

[Text: Deaf is not a political issue. It's a human issue.]

[Picture of Senator John McCain]This partial quote is from Republican Senator John McCain.

McCain said, "Protecting the rights of persons with disabilities, ANY persons, is not a political issue. It is a human issue."

[Picture of Secretary John Kerry] John Kerry, a democrat, spoke that if we approve this international treaty then amazingly, the people with disabilities will be raise to our level. It's that simple.

[Picture of Secretary John Kerry & John McCain] What are these two senators commenting on? Because of the United Nation's CRPD (Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities).

NAD wrote a letter on their website to spread the news that CRPD has recognized ASL and Deaf culture as a human right. The letter pleaded with you to inform your senators that you support this CRPD treaty. 162 countries around the world has ratified this treaty, but the US has rejected it.

[Picture of Senator Harry Reid] Senator Harry Reid, a democrat, was determined to propose the treaty again which he did almost 2 years later. It was REJECTED AGAIN.

Why? One senator said that if the treaty was approved, then the US government will take the control and tell the parents of children with disabilities what to do. The long list that parents must adhere to was not acceptable and offensive.

Another senator mentioned that the American laws already cover these issues of disabilities, thus the treaty was not needed.

Now to focus on US laws, do we really recognize signing and Deaf Culture as human rights?

Two major comments I want to impart with you.

First, if you meet with your senator, I caution you against only complaining about your issues. It will give the senator a bad image and dangerous ideology of the Deaf people.

I suggest that you meet your senator with a friendly composure, and be firm. This is very important to bring solutions to your issues. If you ask your senator if they support your issues and solutions, if they do, then it will clear your hurdles just like hurdle jumpers on track without any obstacles. If not, then hurdles will only slow down the progress.

If your senator is stubborn and against your proposals, then be patient. Thank them for your their time. Wait for the senator's reelection campaign bid. Approach their competitors and ask the same proposals to support CRPD. If they do support ASL and Deaf Culture as a human right, inform the competitor that your community will support them.

Just like Bonita Ewan did in her home state. [Text & pictures of Bonita Ewan & Indiana Representative Christina Hale]

Second, please keep in mind that Deaf is NOT NOT NOT a political issue. It's a human issue.[Text: Deaf]

[Description: One Black/Deaf guy in black polo shirt with a black backdrop.]

Hello everyone!

Today, I have a lot to share. Nah. I am a huge fan of short attention span. Which means I will be clear and to the point and that’s simple and sweet. For this vlog, I'm condensing a long and heavy topic.

[Text: Deaf is not a political issue. It's a human issue.]

[Picture of Senator John McCain]This partial quote is really from a Republican Senator John McCain.

The full quote McCain said, "Protecting the rights of persons with disabilities, ANY persons, is not a political issue. It is a human issue."

[Picture of Secretary John Kerry] John Kerry, a Democrat, spoke that if we approve this treaty, the people with disabilities will be raise to our level. It's that simple.

[Picture of Secretary John Kerry & John McCain] What are these two Senators commenting on? Because of CRPD (Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities).

NAD wrote a letter on their website to spread the news that CRPD has recognized ASL and Deaf culture is a human right. The letter pleaded with you to inform your Senators that you support this CRPD treaty. 162 countries around the world has ratified this treaty, but the US has rejected it.

[Picture of Senator Harry Reid] Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat, determined to propose the treaty again which he did again in almost 2 years later. Which was REJECTED AGAIN.

Why? One Senator said that if the treaty was approved, then the US government will take control and tell the parents of children with disabilities what to do. Taking offense with the long list that parents must adhere to was not acceptable.

Another senator mentioned the American laws already cover these issues of disabilities, thus the treaty was not needed.

Now to focus on US laws, do we really recognize signing and Deaf culture as human rights?

Two major comments I want to impart on you.

First, if you meet with your senator, be warned not to only complain about your issues because giving the senator a dangerous ideology of the Deaf people.

I suggest that you meet your senator with a friendly composure, be firm, and most critically to bring solutions to your issues. Ask your senator if they support your issues and solutions, if they do then it will clear your hurdles. Just like hurdle jumpers on track without any obstacles. If not then hurdles will only slow down the progress.

If your senator is stubborn and against your proposals, then be patient. Thank them for their time. Wait for the senator's reelection campaign bid. Approach their competitors and ask the same proposals and support CRPD. If they do support ASL and Deaf culture as a human right, inform the competitor that your community will support them.

Just like Bonita Ewan did in her home state. [Text & pictures of Bonita Ewan & Indiana Representative Christina Hale]

Second, please keep in mind that Deaf is NOT NOT NOT a political issue. It's a human issue.

02/24/2016

We at GU International Human Rights Organization appreciate everyone that came by for the Amnesty International event yesterday at the G-Area! And special thanks for Savannah Fox, the Amnesty International Field Rep for coming by as well! Hope to see you guys more at our upcoming events which will be posted on here soon!

Amnesty International at Gallaudet
02/24/2016

Amnesty International at Gallaudet

Want to learn more about human rights? About what Amnesty International does? And how to get involved? Come join us at t...
02/23/2016

Want to learn more about human rights? About what Amnesty International does? And how to get involved? Come join us at the G-Area tomorrow from 12:30-2 pm!

Want to learn more about human rights? About what Amnesty International does? And how to get involved? Come join us at t...
02/18/2016

Want to learn more about human rights? About what Amnesty International does? And how to get involved? Come join us at the G-Area next week Tuesday, February 23rd, 12:30-2 pm!

Gallaudet University International Human Rights Organization's cover photo
02/14/2016

Gallaudet University International Human Rights Organization's cover photo

Want to learn more about human rights? About what Amnesty International does? And how to get involved? Come join us at t...
02/13/2016

Want to learn more about human rights? About what Amnesty International does? And how to get involved? Come join us at the G-Area on Tuesday, February 23rd, 12:30-2 pm!

Group picture at Amnesty International Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Baltimore!
02/13/2016

Group picture at Amnesty International Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Baltimore!

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Day 49 of peaceful protests on Manus Island Australia removed us from the ocean and threw us into hell without guilt Cut food, water everything but don't leave us in PNG it's unsafe We want freedom from being held hostage for ourselves and all others held by Australia in PNG and Nauru. Please you can assist people granted refugee status on Manus and Nauru . They have been held in indefinite detention for 5 years because they escaped via a boat. Among many agencies UNHCR, Human Rights, Save the children and Amnesty International have documented the harsh nature of the conditions and noted the physical and mental health impacts of on the women, children and men who are asylum seekers . "Few other countries go to such lengths to deliberately inflict suffering on people seeking safety and freedom. Anna Neistat, Senior Director for Research at Amnesty International" https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/08/australia-abuse-neglect-of-refugees-on-nauru/ There has been at least four deaths as a result of delays in medical treatment,Omid Masoumali ,Hamid Khazaei,Faysal Ishak Ahmed,Hamed Shamshiripour. There have been other multiple incidents evidencing woefully inadequate health care. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/04/25/4447627.htm Additionally LGBTQ+ asylum seekers detained in centres on Manus Island and Nauru are vulnerable to violence. Homosexuality is still criminalised in Papua New Guinea, and if LGBTQ+ asylum seekers were released in Papua New Guinea, they would face a strong likelihood of experiencing 'violence, intimidation, imprisonment and possible death', according to Human Rights Watch. Amir faces the choice of return to Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by execution, or stay to in Papua New Guinea, where homosexuality carries a sentence of up to 14 years in prison. https://www.buzzfeed.com/lanesainty/gay-asylum-seekers-manus-closing?utm_term=.cedjAoGQQP#.xmBeBboLLG Currently Water and power and cleaning services have been shut off, and buildings demolished, at the Manus Island regional processing centre ahead of its planned closure on October 31. This latest move is to coerce those granted refugee status to move from the centre and either return home or into the community . http://www.julianburnside.com.au/refugees-left-homeless-as-manus-camp-demolished/ This article gives a brief explanation as to why resettlement to PNG is not a viable option for either the people who are refugees on the local community http://theconversation.com/what-life-can-a-resettled-refugee-expect-in-png-16297 The country of New Zealand has approach the Australian government three times and officially offered to resettle people. This offer has been refused each time. Please assist by ringing the Australian embassy .Tell them to evacuated people from Nauru and Manus, ana resettled them after 5 years of detention. Think about telling them you will boycott Australian tourism and products until they release this vunerable group who only want to rebuild their lives in safety