Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tent Cities in CT, VT, NH, ME, MA...

We strongly encourage you to pitch your Tent City in your state! The more Tent Cities in New England, the message will get louder. We will post your Tent City information for you. Email us at newenglandfssa@yahoo.com

TENT CITY - OCT 29TH

The New England FSSA will have Tent City at the campus of RISD on Sunday, October 29th, from 1:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon.

We'll have a donation drive at the Tent City for the following items;
canopy tents, blankets, hats & mittens, pocket warmers, health snacks, and dry food (crackers and etc.)

For more information, you can email newenglandfssa@yahoo.com

Unity for Gallaudet!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Update News on Tent City...

We are still looking for a place to have Tent City. We won't have the Tent City at TLC. Boston Common is out as well. We'd need permission from City Hall and we're not an organization. We're looking into Rhode Island. Stay Tuned.

Check out the Video!

Awesome video from Mosdeux...

IKJ's Response

IKJ's response to the Faculty's call of Fernandes' resignation

More Links...

I added more links, mostly from different places where Deaf communities support FSSA. And the list is still going.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Gallaudet's Faculty Meeting

PRESS RELEASE

Gallaudet University
October 16, 2006
8:00 pm

Today, in what was the largest faculty meeting ever at Gallaudet University, 138 of the 168 faculty members present demanded that Dr. Fernandes either resign or be removed from the position of President designate. The meeting, held in the Foster Auditorium, from 4:00 to 7:15 pm, represented 76 percent of the 221 faculty eligible to vote.

Other resolutions addressed included votes of no confidence in President I. King Jordan as the leader of Gallaudet University, passed with 80 in favor and 60 opposed and votes of no confidence in the Board of Trustees passed with 106 ayes and 10 nays. The faculty passed a resolution that there be no reprisals for community members involved in the protest by a vote of 133 to 15.

Also passed unanimously was a motion that faculty and Board of Trustee members examine other models for inclusion of faculty, students, staff and alumni as members of the Board and set a time line for incorporation of one of these models into practice.

Four additional proposals that dealt with process issues were postponed to a special meeting to be scheduled within the month.

Tent City!

Where? When?

We need to gather support from all over New England for a tent city. To get a better idea of what a tent city is and why it's so symbolic, click on "Maps of Tent Cities" in the Links box.

Where?
A couple of suggestions were made.

At the Learning Center in Framingham; on the big lawn behind of the MP elementary building.

or

At the Boston Common.

Any suggestions?

Welcome to the blogsite of the New England FSSA!

I have been getting emails from concerned people lately, asking me what can they do and what are the issues really about. I hope this will help gauge or "wrist-pulse" the Deaf Community in New England.

So I set up the blogsite for everyone to particapte in the discussion about the protest among us New Englanders. I also set up a YahooGroup email distrubution, NewEngland_GallyProtests@yahoogroups.com. If you want to join and subscribe it, email NewEngland_GallyProtests-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. You would need a Yahoo ID and Password if you want to subscribe the emails.

Perhaps with enough support and interest, we could pitch our own Tent City in support of the protests. And hopefully help you and others understand what are the real issues of the protests. Anyone is welcome to join. You don't have to be a Gallaudet alumni to post your comments. Even for those who disagree with the protests are welcome to post theirs. It's fair for everyone to hear all sides of the issues. I do expect we treat each other with respect, even if one disagrees with one another.

I listed the links on your right side of the screen for updates and following up the protest in DC. I will add more links as much I can.

Thank you.
Don Gilbert '00
Massachusetts