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CAD (California Association of the Deaf)

The narrators scheduled for the Tarde de Manos event in San Francisco on Saturday, May 4, will not proceed, since most are impacted heavily by the DCARA situation. On their behalf as Latinx Deaf, we will instead meet in a circle on Friday, May 3, at 4:15 p.m. outside of the DCARA building, Deaf Community Center in San Leandro. We invite Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, hard of hearing and late deafened including signing community to join this circle.

The intention of this circle is to show that we are in solidarity with #AccountabilityNowDCARA, and that we support the healing process and the ongoing activism addressing harmful practices taking place by DCARA board members.

A Cuandera will be present along with trilingual interpreters to facilitate the healing practices during this circle, which will honor our wounds and work toward ending the violence experienced at the hands of the DCARA board.

There will be no filming or photography allowed during this peaceful gathering. Given the short notice of this event, accommodations may be requested, although we cannot guarantee the provisions. To request accommodations or to make inquiries, email


•••on a side note, donations are welcomed to cover the cost for trilingual interpreters. You may send CASH APP to: divethex. I thank you in advance for your consideration in donating•••

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Full-Time ASL teacher position ASAP


Minimum Requirements: a BA and CBEST successful completion. Please text for more details 213 321-9759 ASAP.

John Marshall High School with LAUSD is located in the Silverlake/Los Feliz area near downtown Los Angeles.

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We advocate for Deaf rights

CAD has advocated on the behalf of Deaf Californians since 1906.

California has 17,000 Deaf children.

Over 363,000 Deaf adults reside in California.

Inspired to help? Have advocacy ideas? We need you!

We believe in nothing about us Deaf People without us Deaf People, especially with policy-making, laws, and businesses.

We are alarmed with the growing epidemic of language deprived Deaf children due to the ideology of speaking and listening only promoted by the medical professionals.

Deaf children have the right to have full access to American Sign Language at school, home and with their Deaf peers.