Volunteers needed for Transition Fair

HEARD is looking for volunteers for their Transition Fair booth to help those transitioning away from prison. Get in touch if you are interested. Minnesota Transition Fair Opportunity
Date: Thursday, Sept 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm (MUST BE THERE FOR THE FULL TIME)
Location: Red Wing Facility

HEARD MN is looking for 3 volunteers for the MN Transition Fair in Red Wing. The transition fair is an opportunity for individuals who are incarcerated to network with outside available resources for when they transition back into society as a returned individual. HEARD MN volunteers would like to ensure that the community members receive the connections they need during their transition, i.e. job fairs, probation officers, recovery programs that provide interpreters, etc.

Disability Rights March and Rally July 26th

Original post from MNCDHH 

If you are DeafBlind or prefer to watch the video in a darker, slower format, watch the DeafBlind friendly ASL version instead. English version
Through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) the United States of America committed itself to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. In celebration of the act turning 27 and to reaffirm our commitment to inclusion and rights for all, the Minnesota Disability Rights March and Rally will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Orientation will begin at 1 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, in the Education wing.

Find Out if You Can Vote

Information about Minnesota’s voting process in American Sign Language (ASL). Original content is provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State Office. These videos were produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH). View the rest of this Video Series

Transcript:
[Opening with the State of Minnesota seal in the background. ASL narrator Sarah Houge appears, with the following words visible on the screen, “Find Out if You Can Vote.

Deaf Woman Sues ND Jail, Courts and Police for Discrimination

This is a Press Release. DeafMN is sharing it because it provides important news relating to Deaf civil rights. 

Jamestown, ND – Christine Stein was wrongfully arrested and jailed after calling 9-1-1 to seek help from law enforcement, because she is deaf. To ensure this never happens again, she has filed suit in federal court alleging that the Supreme Court of North Dakota, the North Dakota State Court Administration, the City of Jamestown, Stutsman County, Chief Judge Gerald VanWalle, and Judge Timothy Ottmar discriminated against her on the basis of disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.In a separate, but concurrently filed federal lawsuit, Stein alleges that the City of Jamestown and Officer Brian Davis violated her Constitutional rights in arresting her without probable cause. On May 25, 2015, Stein dialed 9-1-1 through a relay system that uses sign language interpreters and sought assistance with a suicidal man in her apartment. Rather than providing the needed assistance, law enforcement disregarded the suicidal man and instead improperly arrested and jailed Stein.

CSD Minnesota DV/SA Program introduces its new advocates

Video description: three women stand in front of a lake and sign to the camera:

Transcript:

(Woman in middle): Hi! My name is Stephanie. I work for CSD Minnesota. We’re here in beautiful Walker, MN attending our partner agency Day One’s annual, or biannual, summit. It’s really been awesome, we’re learning a lot, right?