News & Events

Oregon Court Interpreter Conference

DeafHope was honored to present this weekend at the Oregon Court Interpreters Conference. Such a great energy with this group! After a lovely lunchtime serenade, we discussed Trauma Informed Interpreting and strategies for self-care.  Thank you for a wonderful welcome to Portland!

Oregon Court Interpreter Conference

 

[image description: Collage with three photos on top and one on bottom.  Top left is the powerpoint title screen with an image of  several hands clasped together and the text Trauma-Informed Interpreting, Pacific Northwest Court Interpreter Conference June 2015.  The middle top image is of a grey haired gentleman playing a small guitar and two woman dancing beside him.  The third top image is the logo of the Judicial Department of Oregon.  The bottom image is a group photo of many of the workshop participants, standing together at the front of the room.  They are smiling and looking at the camera.]

A Glimpse of Dare to Utter

to buy your ticket: http://daretoutterca.bpt.me

TRANSCRIPT

[Jeana Williams: I trusted him. I thought we were friends… but he raped me.

Shira Grabelsky: I got things from his car and went to the police. I don’t remember what happened after that.

Christine Kanta: He took my bible. He took my cross necklace. He called me evil and I believe him. I believed I was evil.

Rima Cornish: I went in the room and told him that we refuse to leave until he leaves. He said, “Everything is fine. Look… we are just talking. It’s fine, right?” Sarah was too drunk to respond. Huh? Drunk means yes? Really? Ugh…

Sophia Brunton: I was unsure what to do when my baby was born. Did I want my child to grow up seeing me get hurt by his father every day? I looked at my baby, and realized I didn’t want that. This was when I decided…

Black background with white text: Dare to Utter. May 29, 2015. Deaf Survivors’ Stories. A video of a person signing “Dare to Utter” is visible behind the text.

Black background with white text: Dare to Utter. May 29, 2015. California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Klopping Theatre. 7:00 pm. $15. Buy tickets online: http://daretoutterca.bpt.me. All proceeds will go to DeafHope.]

Dare to Utter Promo

 

TO BUY YOUR TICKET:  http://daretoutterca.bpt.me

TRANSCRIPT:

[Black and white video of different people (video cuts off their head) signing “Dare to Utter.”

Rochelle Greenwell is looking down, and then at the camera.

Cesar Ayla is looking directly at the camera, looking frustrated.

Leala Holcomb is looking at the camera, moving zir head to right, looking sad.

Roz Ramos is looking at the camera, and then looks away from the camera, looking frustrated.

Blair Rasmus is shaking her head, looking away from the camera.

Cara Barnett is looking away from the camera, looking sad.

Ian Sanbourn is looking at the camera, blinking slowly.

Black and white video of different people (video cuts off their head) signing “Dare to Utter.”

Leala Holcomb: “Texting me often, telling me to come home. I… sighs…”

Ian Sanbourn: “Few hours of partying and drinking, and then it happened. I got sick for life.”

Roz Ramos: “I wanted to get out but the Deaf community was too small. I felt trapped.”

Blair Rasmus: “We have been together for ten years, and I am still confined in my home.”

Cara Barnett: “You came to me. You said, “Hello, you are my girlfriend.” What? No. We haven’t discussed anything.”

Cesar Ayla: “I don’t know what it is called. Sexual harassment? Rape? Or what?”

Rochelle Greenwell: “I was seven years old when it happened to me.”

Black background with white text: Dare to Utter. May 29, 2015. Deaf Survivors’ Stories. A video of a person signing “Dare to Utter” is visible behind the text.

Black background with white text: Dare to Utter. May 29, 2015. California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Klopping Theatre. 7:00 pm. $15. Buy tickets online: http://daretoutterca.bpt.me. All proceeds will go to DeafHope.]

May DV/SV Training

DeafHope just had our weekend DV/SV training for community members. Thanks to everyone who came and gave their time and energy for this important movement!

 

DVSVTrainingGroup

(image: group picture of 16 training participants.
in the back two people are holding dogs. in the front, there are two babies looking at each other)

Community Support for Sabrina Blount

“Sabrina Blount is a victim of a violent crime.  On April 7, 2015, two men, who she thought were her friends, drove her from Fayetteville to Raleigh against her will.  They got her drunk and drugged her, then raped her.  Not only that, they drove their vehicle over her body twice in a parking lot then left her there alone. Four weeks later, she is still hospitalized. She will have surgeries because almost all of her organs are involved in the damage. Her mother has lost her job and house because she has to take care of her.  Sabrina has an 18 month old baby who is being taken care of by her grandmother for now. Your donations will be truly appreciated.”

http://www.gofundme.com/tg85nsks.

Fun at NorCal Deaf BBQ!

DeafHope was pleased to host a booth along with DeafSafe at NorCal’s Annual Deaf BBQ:

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[description: photo of the DeafHope/DeafSafe booth at NorCal Deaf BBQ.  Its a sunny day at the park – on a green lawn with a river in the background.  A white banner with the DeafHope purple logo is displayed across the top of the photo.  Mary Klein, Jane Whitney and Carrie Michaels are posed together, smiling at the camera.  On the table in front of them the DeafHope Power and Control Wheel, an informational poster with statistics, and brochures are displayed.  There is a wicker basket with a purple ribbon near the middle. On the left side of the table is an iPad and a photo of DeafHope that says FAMILY on the frame.]

 

 

Tucson Deaf Community DV Workshop

DeafHope has been honored to be a part of an important project to increase awareness and access for Deaf survivors in Tucson.  COPD (Community Outreach Program for the Deaf) hosted a wonderful workshop for the community last week, featured in Deaf Tucson News.   Read the full article here.

Tucson workshop

 

[image description: Photo of the workshop being held in a large conference room.  People are seated in chairs lined along the floor, facing a stage.  On each side of the stage is a flag.  Toward the left of the stage is a large screen, showing the DeafHope Power and Control Wheel.  A CDI stands to the far left, next to an easel with a pad of paper.  Lindsay James, a young white woman wearing a black shirt and white pants is standing near the Wheel, signing.  Amber Hodson, a white woman wearing grey slacks and a black top, is standing to the far right of the stage next to a podium, her hands folded in front of her.  On the far side of the conference room (at the background of this photo) several booths line the wall with people seated behind the tables, watching the workshop presenters.]

 

Upcoming Events

October 2016

  • Deaf Access for Survivors webinar: Oct. 5 10a
  • DVSV Training Must attend all three days: Oct 14, 15 & 16 9-5p