364: 135 Teachers, Students, Alumni Arrested at Gallaudet
I freaked out last night. I was sitting quietly with Wal and some friends chatting and went upstairs. Checked DeafRead.com on a whim and saw they'd arrested three students. Reload: 8 students. I was crying by this time, hot pissed off tears which turned into kind of electric energy. Wal didn't get why I was so upset ("So 8 people get arrested? They have to expect that") but when I pointed out TEACHERS, ALUMNI, even members of the former Deaf President Now protest (How many times will Tim Rarus have to get arrested for change?) were taken - he started bringing me tea.
I blogged until my contacts fell out. Literally. And I kept going. My Diary on DailyKos.com drew many, many readers, for which I am grateful, we need to get the word out. I passed out around 1 am, then went back to the computer, saw that Chris Corrigan had come back (did anyone else see him in their head running onto the campus?) and said "good, at least they're okay," and went back to sleep.
I'm going to try to work on two more important blogs today, then tonight 9/11 counselling.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUBLISHER TO DONATE BOOK PROFITS TO GALLAUDET FSSA
ROCHESTER, NY (Oct. 13, 2006) – Canal Street Press (www.canalstreetpress.com) announced today that it will donate $3 from every book sold to the Gallaudet FSSA (Faculty Staff Student Alumni) Coalition in support of the protest at Gallaudet University.
Canal Street Press was established by deaf journalist Tom Willard to publish deaf-related and photography books. The first two books are now available: A SORRY STICK OF A MAN, INDEED, a collection of Willard’s essays on deafness; and DEAF HAIKU, a creative work that explores a wide range of deaf-related topics.
Three dollars from every book sold will be transferred via PayPal to the FSSA account on a daily basis until a resolution of the current crisis is reached.
For more information, please visit www.canalstreetpress.com.