On October 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.,
a Deaf Community Town Hall Meeting will be held.
Deaf citizens, parents of Deaf children, professionals working with the Deaf, and any other interested persons are welcome to attend.
The topic will be about getting an apology from the International Congress on Education of the Deaf (ICED) for its 1880 Milan resolution banning the sign languages from schools for the Deaf around the world.
There is a movement within our Vancouver area to demand an apology from the ICED. The Canadian Association of the Deaf is aware of it. The Deaf Bilingualism Coalition in the U.S. is aware of it. They are depending on us in Vancouver to get the ICED to apologize.
Come and participate.
Give us your ideas as to what should be included in the apology.
The townhall meeting will be at Room 2201 at Douglas College, New Westminster, on October 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
You will not regret attending this important meeting!
A quick reminder that the Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf is having our Annual General Meeting Thursday, September 24. All GVAD members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We also welcome friends of members who are interested in finding out what GVAD does, but only GVAD members will be allowed to vote at the meeting.
What: GVAD AGM
When: September 24th at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church of the Deaf at 49th and Kerr (3022 East 49th Avenue)
Note to viewers: I apologize that the Closed Captioning could not be added at this point but for your own reading convenience, please click on “more info” on YouTube top right-hand margin. There is a full English translation of the video message.