Wednesday, July 3, 2013

7.13.2013 Midweek Deaf News - International Flavor

In Toronto, Canada, Deaf people are engaging in what looks like an incredible Union fight. The Canadian Hearing Society employs several Deaf adults and is looking to change their collective bargaining agreement with their employees, a move which the Local says will hurt not only employees but the entire Deaf community.

In South Australia the Deaf community's up in arms about a social services organization selling a historic Deaf community building. The building's also host to the Deaf Sports and Recreation Association of South Australia and the local Deaf Club as well as the Adelaide Deaf Community Church. There's a Facebook page with several hundred likes.

In Bristol UK the University of Bristol is once threatening to close the famous Centre for Deaf Studies, home of a lot of seminal research. The University claims not enough students are applying; the Centre says that applications were intentionally not counted. There's a campaign to change this and keep CDS-you can join in by commenting by July 5th at the link.

The Bechem School for the Deaf in Ghana, Africa is looking for government and organizational assistance for basic facilities such as dormitories, sports equipment, and teaching materials.