Disabled Rights

Disabled Rights

This lesson focuses on the successful Deaf President Now campaign- a movement which took place on the campus of Gallaudet University, Washington DC, in 1988, and was led by students. The protestors shut down the university for over a week, demanding that the administration, which for over a hundred years had been run by hearing people, have a deaf president and majority-deaf board of trustees. Students will be asked to consider the reasons behind the protests, and the ways in which disabled young people can gain representation within institutions.

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