September is Deaf Awareness Month, so I am going to deviate from my normal “This Day in history” for the month. Who knows I might even deviate from the “Before 1960” rule as well.
1880 – The Second International Congress on Education of the Deaf (ICED) (commonly known as “the Milan Conference”) is held. With out a single Deaf educator invited, the conference passed a series of 8 resolutions that supported a pure oral education for deaf students. Focusing on lip reading and actively suppressing Manual Signing language. One of the main advocates for the oral education of the deaf was Alexander Graham Bell, who viewed deafness as something to be eradicated. These resolutions had a lasting and negative effect on the Deaf community.
NOTE: Lip reading only allows for roughly 30% of word comprehension, even with skilled practitioners.
1980 – The 15th ICED was held in Hamburg. This conference passed the first repudiation of the Milan Conference Resolutions, rejecting on moral terms.
2010 – The 21st ICED was held in Vancouver BC, where the Milan Conference resolutions were rejected formally, and issued an apology for the detrimental 1880 conference.
We are off to Boss Drive In
Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)
The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.
Lunch spot requests are always welcome. NOTE: If you make a request, you need to show up.
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