OUR POSITIONS

Capitalized Term Deaf is Inclusive

Alyce Slater Reynolds, in 2017, represents Deafhood Foundation's position that the use of capital "D" for the word Deaf is an inclusive word that includes all identities of individuals who may otherwise label as Hard of Hearing, little "d" deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened.  

Unite Against Hate

Barry Solomon, in 2017, expresses Deafhood Foundation's grief in watching news unfold on the hate shown and violence displayed within the Unite the Right rally in Charlotteville, VA. Barry reiterates Deafhood Foundation's position that not only do we fight audism, but we fight all forms of "-isms". 

Black Lives Matter

Ella Mae Lentz, in 2016, exemplifies Deafhood Foundation's position that Black Lives Matter, including the lives of Black Deaf people.  We must fight against oppression and police brutality. We must understand more, learn more, and look inside ourselves to check our own racism.  

Activism Plays a Vital Role 

Marvin Marvin, in 2015,  elucidates Deafhood Foundation's position that activism in all the various forms of expressions plays a vital role in the health of the Deaf community. Activism helps to confront systemic audism and build roads to a better Deaf ecosystem.  

Open Letters to National Association of the Deaf  (NAD) & Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD)

Banning of Signed Languages was Wrong

Butch Zein, in 2010, explains Deafhood Foundation's position that the banning of Signed Languages around the world, including American Sign Language (ASL) in the United States, was wrong and appreciates the apology by International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) and their recognition of the damages it caused