Deaf President Now Essay

Deaf President Now Essay

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All throughout history when an issue or problem presented it's self to a group of individuals. Their voices together would bring about change through toil and determination. However, what if the world couldn't hear your "voice" or understand your language? The degree of effort and work for such a group of people would seem futile. For the students of Gallaudet University, the barrier between the hearing world and the Deaf world could not have stopped them.
"On March 6, the decision of the university's Broad of Trustees to name Elisabeth Ann Ziner, a hearing women with no previous knowledge of the deaf community, the university's seventh president." (Van Cleve p.170) Brought about a great disturbance within the deaf community and student of Gallaudet University. This event marked the beginning of the "Deaf President Now" (DPN) movement. The movement last week and during that time all activities and classes at Gallaudet had come to a complete halt. While drawing national attention to the movement it's self. However, what...

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