July Update

Here’s what we’ve done for the month of July!
 

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TRANSCRIPT:

 

Hi everyone! What did Adjacent Space do for the month of July? Look on!

 

Equity Where We Live:

 

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Now Equity where we live 

 

Most importantly, July 26th was the 30th anniversary of the passage of the ADA. As we look back, we recognize that this was not easy work! It required a diverse group of Deaf and disabled people banding together, ready to work and dream about the possibilities of an equitable society. So, we remember their work and their passion. We remember their work with gratitude, and are ready to continue their work!

 

Also, this month, we’ve made a new Facebook page. Maybe you’ve seen our new Alabama Deaf Community Access Calendar. It’s a centralized place to collect and share accessible events - whether it’s ASL events, interpreted events, or captioned events. If you want to scroll through accessible events near you, check out that Facebook page! 

Also, we are excited to be working with a designer to make items for Adjacent Space. We’ll be getting new t-shirts, bags, and more! Keep watch for that work! 

 

Equity Where We Work:

 

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It’s not just us three running Adjacent Space—we have many more team members being involved with Adjacent Space! You’ll notice more people in their new roles and responsibilities via social media, websites, and more. Every one is an integral part of this organization; it would be impossible for Adjacent Space to be where we are today without them! 

 

A fundraising platform, Give Lively, is working with us to help us improve how we can collect more donations. Recently, we just received our first company donation from Walmart. They gave us $1,500, and we’re using it to cover the administrative fees for the year 2020-2021. Administrative fees include maintaining websites, email addresses, and more various fees we need to keep running as an organization. 

 

Equity Where We Play: 

 

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Three Deaf ASL Teachers: Taylor Bowen, Desiree Dorsey, and Alex Tenney have advertised awesome ASL classes—please check them out if you are interested in learning ASL! They’re Deaf-led, which is really cool! On August 28, at 7pm, a Deaf artist Kim Thornsberry will lead the art night. More information will be shared and advertised on Facebook. Make sure to keep the date available! Lastly, make sure to check our new page, ADCAC on Facebook, for all Deaf- and signed-related events around the state! If you know any Deaf- and/or signed-related events that will happen, please let us know! We would love to advertise more events!

 

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