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BIPOC Deaf Arts Grant can be used for different things!
Deaf Spotlight

BIPOC Deaf Arts Grant can be used for different things!

Did you know BIPOC Deaf Arts Grant can be used for different things? Jason explained more in the video below. Read more about our grant: #deafspotlight #grant #bipocdeafartsgrant #deafartists #bipocdeafartists #deafcreatives Video Visual Description: Light green color background, Jason (a brown-skinned masculine presenting person with a light beard and close cropped hair in a black t-shirt) Transcript: (black background with Deaf Spotlight logo) (black background with white headline capitalized text: BIPOC Deaf Arts Grant can be used for many things.) (black gradient block with white text: Jason Eastman/ Committee Volunteer at bottom) Jason: Did you know that Deaf Spotlight has a new grant? It’s called the BIPOC Deaf Arts Grant. “BIPOC” means “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. If you’re a BIPOC artist, you can apply to this grant to get financial support to help advance your career. If Deaf Spotlight gives you a grant, what can you use it for? Lots of things, like: -Supplies and materials for your art -Space rentals -Equipment rentals -Insurance, licenses, permits -Transportation to workshops or conferences -Fees for workshops, classes, coaching -Accessibility costs like interpreters or CART Can be for anything you need to succeed for your career. You must apply by Friday, April 9, 2021. Deaf Spotlight is excited to help lifting more BIPOC artists. Interested? Go to the Deaf Spotlight website for more details. Good luck! (black background with white text:
My Blackish Brain Vol.3
Blackish Brain

My Blackish Brain Vol.3

My Blackish Brain Vol.3: What does the dismantling the systemic racism mean to you? ID: Black Male with a short tan buttoned shirt. I was standing behind the blue background. For 2x speed video control: Video Summary: Disclaimer: this is not academic research or scholarly video but based on my many years as a black Deaf person Today's topic will be focusing on What does the dismantling the systemic racism mean to you? The progress of addressing the White supremacy and racism comes in three stages of development: Listening, Unpacking, and dismantling. Listening usually to hear what Black shared about their experiences of how racism impacted their lives via SM, panel discussion, and one to one meetings. Set up ground rules for brave conversation. Be prepared to be hurt. Unpacking the White Privilege group conversation discussing your unintentional or intentional actions toward Black/BIPOC people. Must spelling out the situations and examples of the conflicts that you have done cause harm. Exposing yourself in a vulnerable way, transparent and authentic to acknowledge the problem, never hurts to ask for help with the solution. Dismantling systemic racism is most challenging for all; why? I will use diet as a companion for the anti-racist journey: Doctor warning/reading articles/discussing your struggles with foods/ revamped shopping and cooking. Explain how hard dismantling racism Housebuilder relying on cheap labor for two reasons: Maximize the profits or make the house affordable for buyers What on labors' expenses? Lack of liveable wages, no health insurance, stable job? Here's the example of how the imbalance between privileged and non-privileged has some impact on equity. To foster the equity for all, must dismantle the system requires the privileges to sacrifice the benefits they have earned through years. For example, Willingness to pay the living wages with health insurance leads to higher housing prices or a reduction in the business's profit margins. Are they willing to do? Probably not. That's why dismantling systemic racism is arduous work! When you are ready to start discussing dismantling the systematic racism, you need to talk about your Willingness to sacrifice for the equitable Deaf community.
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What is BLM
"DAWES" at Gallaudet University
Jennifer Macias

"DAWES" at Gallaudet University

"DAWES" at Gallaudet University (Share Permission) by Dr. Melanie McKay Cody ----------------------------------------------------------- Please give your full attention to watch this video come from indigenous, Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody, related DAWES at Gallaudet University. ----------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody Image Description: Female wearing brown short-sleeved blouse, with braided hair on one side and brown framed glasses. Sitting with gray background ----------------------------------------------------------- Transcript: Hello, I am Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody. I would like to discuss something. First of all, before I start my talk, I want to acknowledge this Kaw, Kanza, Osage, Dakota, Lakota and Kickapoo land. It is their homeland and I thank them for the land where I am currently standing/sitting. The purpose of this video is to talk about why we need to rename the building known as the Dawes House, and why the name “Dawes” is problematic. I want to explain my familial lineage: my ancestors are the Cherokee [demonstrate sign for Cherokee]. The Cherokee people are originally from the East, but were forcefully emigrated to Oklahoma. I will give you a background of my family. My ancestor is Se-quo-yah [picture on screen]. He is famous for creating a Cherokee syllabary writing system [picture on screen]. That is my family [picture on screen]. I practice Cherokee culture. Our belief reveals that we possess a balance of two facets through positive and negative. We believe in the balance of two sides. I want to talk and educate you related to my experiences with Gallaudet University. Gallaudet University has brought me nothing but heavy pain every time the specific topic is brought up for discussion.
What critical consciousness means?
Andrea Sonnier

What critical consciousness means?

Educators - check this out and share with your school’s administrators if you and/or your colleagues want and need support in doing this type of deep work. More information about this and the community I'm creating is available on - best to view this from your laptop/desktop. #DeafEd #BlackDeafLivesMatter Video Description: Andrea, wearing her curly black hair down and a blue top with a gold necklace, sits in an office facing the camera, smiling and looking straight at the viewer. She is signing in American Sign Language. There is a row of books on a black desk behind her. At the end of the video is a quote in white font on black background: "Transform yourself to transform the world." - Grace Lee Boggs Video Transcript: Hey, do you know what critical consciousness means? It's an ongoing process of self-reflection in which we examine the ways we contribute to different forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism, colorism, and more. We engage in this process to know better before we can do better at promoting liberation. You know, many of us are ready to act now to create systemic change and free ourselves and our society of oppression, but first, we have to make sure that our actions align with our intentions, our goals, and our values. The critical self-reflective process looks like this: First, we name the problem. For example, if I view a student as inferior because their culture differs from mine, the problem here is that I have a deficit view of that person and others who share that culture. Next, we question the context of the problem. I have to ask myself where, when, and how did I learn this view. During school, in college, at home, on TV? What led me to have this deficit perspective of my student? Then, we work to solve the problem so that we don't continue to harm others and, in the process, perpetuate systemic oppression. You’re probably thinking, “How do we know what the problems or solutions are?” Well, here in CC School, we’ll rely on community-based knowledge. People from many different communities who experienced generational harm and violence have been sharing wisdom that we can all learn from to know, do, and be better with everyone we work with. When we engage in this process of naming, interrogating, and transforming perspectives and behaviors, we can effectively create a space, a world that meets students where they are and serves them based on their needs, identities, cultures, and experiences. This benefits anyone we work with. "Transform yourself to transform the world." - Grace Lee Boggs

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