Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tent City: Celebration at Kelley's Residence

Tent City: Celebration” in the Kelley’s Backyard
(Danny & Tammie Kelley’s residence-221 Friendship Lane, Sylacauga, AL 35151)


When: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 2:00 (Rally will start at 2:30)

Everyone (friends and alumni) is welcome
to come and support FSSA.

Picnic: Bring appetizers
Please bring your own meat, drinks and lawn chairs.
The grill will be provided.

Bring a tent if you have one J

There will be a campfire if the weather is cool! J

Need directions, please contact Tammie at Tammiekelley@tmail.com

Tent City: Celebration at Kelley's Residence

Tent City: Celebration” in the Kelley’s Backyard
(Danny & Tammie Kelley’s residence-221 Friendship Lane, Sylacauga, AL 35151)


When: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 2:00 (Rally will start at 2:30)

Everyone (friends and alumni) is welcome
to come and support FSSA.

Picnic: Bring appetizers
Please bring your own meat, drinks and lawn chairs.
The grill will be provided.

Bring a tent if you have one J

There will be a campfire if the weather is cool! J

Need directions, please contact Tammie at Tammiekelley@tmail.com

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tent City at Kelley's residence

“Tent City” in the Kelley’s Backyard
(Danny & Tammie Kelley’s residence-221 Friendship Lane, Sylacauga, AL 35151)


When: Saturday, November 4th

Time: 2:00 (Rally will start at 2:30)

Everyone (friends and alumni) is welcome
to come and support FSSA.

Picnic: Bring appetizers
Please bring your own meat, drinks and lawn chairs.
The grill will be provided.

Bring a tent if you have one 

There will be a campfire if the weather is cool! 

Need directions, please contact Tammie at Tammiekelley@tmail.com

Open Letter to BOT from Charlie and Gloria Chappell

October 26, 2006

Dear Board of Trustees Members:

It should be clear to you by now that Gallaudet University is in crisis and fighting for its life. It should also be clear to you that Dr. Jane Fernandes is unable to build bridges and bring us to resolution.

We are alumni of Gallaudet. We support the demands of the Faculty Student Staff and Alumni Coalition (FSSA) that Jane K. Fernandes resign or be removed from office and the search process be reopened, and that there be no reprisals for protestors.

Yours for a united Gallaudet,

Charles and Gloria Chappell. Alabama

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Come to Parigi's Friday October 27th at 3:30 p.m.

Hello,

Come to Parigi's this coming Friday at 3:30 p.m. on the courthouse square on Court St. Talladega, AL.

There will be another Tent City at Kelley's residence on November 4th. Details will come very soon.

Unity for Gallaudet and for FSSA!!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Unity for Gallaudet and FSSA




http://http://www.frontrunners2.dk/gally.html


Some pictures from the march to the Capitol today.. and link to Denmark's Tent City.... Enjoy!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Write to your Alabama Senators and Representatives

Here is the sample letter that you can send to our Alabama US Senators and Representatives about the Gallaudet University Protest.

First Name Last Name
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code


Date


Congressman First Name, Last Name
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code

RE: Gallaudet University


Dear Congressman Rogers:
I am sending this letter in order to respectfully request your prompt intervention to support the Gallaudet students, faculty, staff, and alumni (FSSA). FSSA representatives may be contacted at http://contact.gufssa.com.

Please read below the FSSA letter, which explains the tragedy that has resulted from a flawed presidential search process. As you may know, numerous national associations support the students and the FSSA. The Board of Trustees must acknowledge these FSSA requests and accommodate them accordingly. In fact, the Gallaudet University Alumni Association issued an official letter requesting that a resolution is reached as soon as possible in order to resolve the unrest at the University, and it is yet to be posted on its website. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) also issued an invaluable position paper supporting the students (www.nad.org/GallaudetOpenLetter3). Finally, I have included for your review the weblink to the online alumni petition, which approaches 4,400 signatures at this time (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/654622934?ltl=1146656783).

Clearly! Intervention from your office is much needed to resolve the chaos and unrest at Gallaudet University, and this can be done by supporting the students and by asking that the Presidential process be reopened and reprisals be prohibited.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Respectfully yours,




Name (GU Class Status)

Senator:

Richard Shelby (R)
Address: 110 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510


Representative:
Mike Rogers
(R-03)
Address: 514 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515


Biggest Thanks to Ken and Melissa Irving for sharing the sample letter. Write NOW? We can make BIG difference in that.... They need to hear from all of us because of ELECTION coming up very soon.... They don't want to lose our votes to keep them at the HILL.... However you can use this sample letter for your home state people at the HILL... More letters more they will HEAR our PLEA....

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Do not forget October 20, 2006!!!! (Friday)

Come over to Mimi's once again this Friday afternoon....(Talladega)

It is highly required to have this to get together and share our thoughts and insights on the current issues at Gallaudet University.

For you who live in Birmingham, Montgomery,Mobile or anywhere, I urge you to get together to find a setting that has a good lighting, seating, etc to start this gathering. If you have one, please let me know so I can post it on this blog for everyone to read and share their comments or pictures. It will be a worthwhile of your time to socialize and share their thougths....

If you need any help with this, please contact me. That way I can give you some ideas how to start this Deaf Professional Happy Hour (DPHH) or Thinking Tank (TT) (orginially in Fremont, CA)

Unity for Gallaudet and for FSSA!!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Pictures from Tent City in Talladega, Alabama


Ray Boland, Spokesman of Alabama Deaf Community

Becky Bonheyo Ripley

True Gallaudet Alumni

Unity for Gallaudet! Unity for Gallaudet!

Joshua Shaprton saying "UNITY for GALLAUDET!" (thank you, Josh for the pictures :)

Open Letter to Gallaudet University from Alabama Deaf Community

October 15, 2006

OPEN LETTER TO GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

Dear Dr. I. King Jordan and the Board of Trustees:

Since the appointment of Dr. Jane K. Fernandes as President-elect of Gallaudet University, the campus and indeed the Deaf community, as a whole, has been thrown into turmoil. We, the deaf community of Alabama, hereby plead with the Board of Trustees, Dr. I. King Jordan, Dr. Jane K. Fernandes, and the FSSA to come to a peaceful and lasting resolution immediately.

Since the protests started in May, there have been seven open letters from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), open letters from the Gallaudet University Alumni Association and numerous other letters from its chapters from around the country. Countless letters from concerned individuals have also been sent. All of these letters have begged, pleaded, and even forcefully called for a resolution to this situation to no avail. To quote from one letter from the NAD, “by any definition, this is a crisis.”We are saddened and distraught at the images we are seeing on our televisions, the scathing editorials in the press, and the heart-rending stories from students on various websites. We do not want to see any further damage done to our beloved campus, and more division within our community.

We call for open and honest dialogue in these chaotic, and we daresay, these violent times.

Sincerely,

Alabama Deaf Community for Unity
CC: FSSA
GUAA