Deaf VISA

Deaf Visitors & Immigrants for Self Advocacy

Events

International Town Hall

Saturday, March 11, 2017
2:30 to 4:30
UMBC Campus
❗NEW LOCATION❗
👉👉UNIVERSITY CENTER ROOM 115 (UC115)
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
&
Stay for Game Night 4:30 to 7

(Description in ASL)

Share your concerns at our International Town Hall at UMBC in UC 115 (New location). We will discuss immigration / travel, education, communication, and health as they impact Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind internationals in America. Please share event! Feel free to stay for Game Night after the discussion. 


Thank you UMBC ASL Club for partnering!


Map and Parking:
Map http://about.umbc.edu/visitors-guide/campus-map/
Park on Hilltop Circle or Administration Drive Garage.

This is a silent ASL event where members, guests, and student interpreters provide support as needed.

Deaf Visitors and Immigrants for Self Advocacy is organized for charitable and educational purposes. Our mission is to maximize the empowerment of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind Internationals living or staying in America. This event supports our mission by advancing self-advocacy and strengthening our community.

Green Game Night

Saturday, March 11, 2017
4:30 to 7:00
UMBC 
❗NEW LOCATION❗
👉👉UNIVERSITY CENTER ROOM 115 (UC115)👈👈
1000 Hilltop Circle 
Baltimore, MD 21250

(Description in ASL)


Are you feeling 🍀lucky🍀?? Join Deaf VISA and UMBC ASL Club for Green Game Night at a new location (UMBC room UC115). You could win a $10 gift card if you arrive before 5 PM to get free tickets*. Get 1 ticket OR a bonus ticket for wearing green, plus more tickets for bringing new friends--each new friend = 1 ticket! So get ready and don't miss the ASL fun! Please bring a snack or drink to share.

We will also be filming positive messages from Deaf Internationals to share online! All are welcome to attend.

FREE Parking in Garage on Administration Drive or on Hilltop Circle.

This is a silent ASL event where members, guests, and student interpreters provide support as needed.
*Children are welcome, but children under 12 do not receive or count for door prize tickets. Deaf VISA Board members and immediate family do not receive prizes.
Deaf Visitors and Immigrants for Self Advocacy is organized for charitable and educational purposes. Our mission is to maximize the empowerment of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind Internationals living or staying in America. Game Night supports our mission by bringing diverse signers together to strengthen community networks.

Announcements

Deaf VISA Responds to Executive Orders

Response to Border Wall and Sanctuary Cities

ASL: https://youtu.be/lA8jHE1aaI0

Deaf Visitors and Immigrants for Self Advocacy (Deaf VISA) is deeply concerned about the detrimental effect recent executive orders will have on immigrants, their friends, families, and communities. We are also distressed that new policies appear to single out some classes of immigrants in ways that malign specific ethnic groups. We condemn any efforts to amplify fear and division, and remain worried about ramifications of shutting our border to neighboring immigrants who seek refuge in our country. We stand by our philosophy of eradicating stereotypes that lead to discrimination and loss of human dignity.

Response to EO on Immigration and Refugee Resettlement. ASL: https://youtu.be/NQ_BPsMH3n8

Citizens of the United States are increasingly concerned with security in the face of terrorism. However, the need for security should not cause us to lose sight of values that are the foundation of America's identity--values of freedom, tolerance, and the presumption of innocence. By restricting travel or asylum of populations that are overwhelmingly Muslim, America risks losing its core identity and the credibility to espouse democratic values. These policies also undermine its own security by increasing grievances in rejecting the tired, the poor, the huddled masses who face oppression and certain death. Under such policies, America opens itself to demonization, a move that extremists could use as a recruiting tool. Blanket policies that assume the guilt of entire populations feed into the very fears and stereotypes that divide us all and make the world less safe.Deaf VISA has pledged to confront injustice, intolerance, and attitudes that lead to discrimination in all its forms. It is our belief that the recent executive order on immigration feeds into such attitudes in ways that areself-defeating and decidedly unAmerican.