Sunday, March 25, 2007

We are the Movers and Shakers!




We have UNITED once again, yet on another platform -- on the vlogsphere! The Gallaudet letters on SLCC is direct evidence. Jay Krieger explains that we expressed anger, debated on our course of action, executed it, and look at the results.

16 comments:

Toby Welch said...

Yeah! I got it last Friday, too. Interesting. I am glad to have bloggers and vloggers to give a lot of hands (other word for voices). We are here to shake the hearing world and wake up to realize that we are not that dumb!

Nick said...

That's very true, Raccoon Face... er.. I mean, Jay! :)

Seriously, having UNITY will make a difference no matter what issues come up that affect the Deaf Community.

I never went to Gally, but I do have many friends who have. I'm glad that our voice is powerful enough to make a difference.

IamMine said...

nick! That wasn't very nice...

Raccoon, glad you had a good ride today!

Oh did I call you raccoon... oops. :)

Yes, it's great that we all have the capability of getting united via vlogs and blogs (notice how I said vlogs first :P).

We learn so much more that way and also learn more about details and information with the support of others.

Great tools and great people = POWER!

I think I'm seeing some raccoons outside...I'd better double check the garbage can lid is shut properly....

Thanks for alerting me, Nick!

:D

todos la vie said...

have you heard of sunscreen? ;-)

ASL history storyteller said...

Hi Jay

Without my doubts, I agreed with you that the Deaf Blogs and Vlogs made it difference. I began to believe that the Gally BOT members constantly feel on the 'high-tech' pulse of the Deaf world. In other words, they cannot afford to miss reading daily on DeafRead.com.

David Ennis

mishkazena said...

Jay, yes. Gallaudet had seen the power of blogs and vlogs during Unity for Gallaudet, making the victory possible.

Afterwards, we continue to harness the medium to express our thoughts and concerns, with others responding to us on the Internet. The waves spread through the Deaf Community, including Gallaudet and spill over to the Hearing world.

The cool thing is that all of us are creating a historic movement :)

David said...

Hi Raccoon biker!

We have made the difference and we are all connected to Gallaudet University no matter who we are. We are all still connected to Gallaudet because Gallaudet is our own Mecca.

We are united and of course connected!!!!

Deafchip

SDA said...

todos la vie ~
jay's a hopeless case when it comes to sunscreen, unfortunately.
i'm not sure why he wears his sunglasses when riding bike, ummm...

ThirdWordDeafGuy said...

It is education that deaf people have received made a big difference here. The first deaf school in the US was established by Gallaudet and Clerc. We owe our thanks to their hard work. Vlog/Blog just made us stronger but with our mindless, we would have reached "the movers and shakers" slower. Thank to vlogers/blogers for giving me a wonderful opportunity to learn power of knowledges through vlog/blog during the protest day to a present day. I'm from a third world country and I plan to return my native country after completing MA program at Gallaudet (hold BA from Gallaudet too) this summer for good. I'm going to follow your examples.

Jean Boutcher said...

Jay,

Manna from heaven. Phenomenal! Vlog
helps us speak out. If not for technology, we would be be, say,
unintentionally passive or apathetic. Now wee strike back if they treat deaf people paternalistically via something called V L O G.

Long Live Vlog!
(LLL)

Eric Lawrin said...

Deaf people with V/Blogging have 5th Estate!!!

Eric

Susan said...

don't forget sunscreen next time :)

Barb DiGi said...

There we go! Seeing how we can use this as an example, we can go further to advocate issues such as bilingual education and closed captioning.

Who knows how we can make a difference by simply hooking up through this b/vlogosphere!

Ah, you got a wind burned face! Didn't use the sunscreen? Tsk..tsk..

Anonymous said...

Yes, I also got letters from Gallaudet but.. Im losing interesting.. tired of all BS...
SB

mule435 said...

Intersting for Gally Letters and DEAF?HOH doesn't need GALLY control over VLOG and Let Us be power and keep it up

Good Raccoon!

Albert W said...

You and the other bloggers/vloggers make a difference for me. I depend on you more than Gallaudet website. I honestly don't trust them completely yet. I know President Bob Davila is working hard to earn the community s trust again. He needs to pull out the weeds. Paul Kelly and Carl R, etc. They know we are watching them. They can't sneak like they did in the old days with Jordan. Bad mistake on our part was that we were not paying attention. Bloggers and Vloggers.. keep your eyes on them.. and share with us your observation. Thanks again