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← Deaf President Now: A News Footage Perspective

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Visar version 1 skapad 11/19/2013 av Zoée Montpetit.

  1. Galludet University was established in 1864.
  2. From 1864 to 1987, that is 124 years.
  3. In 124 years, there has been 6 hearing presidents.
  4. The 6th president, Dr. Lee, announced that he was leaving.
  5. The Gallaudet community: students, teachers, faculity, alumni
  6. discussed how they felt that it was time for a deaf president to be selected.
  7. They discussed and pushed for this.
  8. The candidates were picked and two were deaf, one was hearing.
  9. March 1st, 1988 - the first formal rally happened.
  10. 1,500 people showed up to show their support and
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    how they believed that a deaf president should be selected.
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    During March 2-5, media got involved
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    and lots of people sent in their support for a deaf president.
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    On Sunday March 6th, we were excited to find out who would be selected.
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    We were dismayed when we saw the letter.
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    We had come early, thinking that we would get some sort of speech but instead
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    we found a pile of letters that were left for us that announced that we had a hearing president once again.
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    We started to discuss what we should do and started to chant: "Deaf President Now"
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    From this moment, the "Deaf President Now" protest began.
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    (chanting: Deaf President Now)
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    "Why hearing why?!"
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    "This woman can't even sign. The students do not want her. We make our intentions very clear."
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    "...and be our spokesperson?!?"
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    (chanting: Deaf President Now!)
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    (chanting: We want Zinser OUT!)
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    "I am so mad. This makes me sick!"
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    (unclear)
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    "This is a slap in our face!"
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    "If not now, then never. We want it now."
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    (chanting: Deaf President Now!)
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    (fingerspelling) "VERY DISAPPOINTING"
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    (fingerspelling) "DISGUSTING"
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    (fingerspelling) "SICKENING"