Friday, March 23, 2007

Response to Bobbie's "Move Forward" Vlog

While I applaud grandly at Bobbie’s enthusiasm to move forward.

I find this very premature at this point.

Much healing has to be done before we all can get together and move forward. many deaf advocates have been scarred permanently by the actions of people who represented ‘the powers that be’ in the deaf society.

They cant easily forgive and forget. They’re scarred.

Permanent scars include sourge damage, trashed reputation, stolen ideas, loss of funding, loss of grant support, loss of jobs, loss of prized posessions, loss of marriages, loss of homes, loss of the lives of their close associates, and loss of their own lives.

Healing has to be completed first before we all can get together first and move on forward.

I challenege Bobbie to come up with a real plan to begin the healing of the scars that have been caused by deaf people who held positions of trust in deaf organizations.

Until then, we cant move forward together.

Respectfully yours,
Richard Roehm

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Deaf Awareness Education Campaign Starts Tonight

Tonight at the Orange County Largest Mixer, we begin our deaf awareness education campaign for this year. We'll start it off with a big bang!

We will be giving away almost $5,000 in prizes at our raffle. Business representatives will win one of the 10 TTY's and other deafness related accessories to reduce their risk of ADA lawsuits from the deaf community.

So tonight is the big night! And it begins our deaf awareness campaign that will include the Irvine School District next week, the Girl Scouts at the end of this month, and many more events later on.