Submit Reunifying/Healing Essays Here!
Judging by the tenor of many blogs and comments in the deaf blogging sphere, many individuals on all sides of the Gallaudet protests still retain a great deal of anger and bitterness. How can we move toward healing our community, and defusing this anger, in a way that avoids finger-pointing, blame games, and personal attacks? How can we reunify the wider Gallaudet community, both on campus and off, in a way that invites and embraces diversity of opinion–including different perspectives and attitudes toward the protests? How can we all help create a climate where people on all sides of the protests re-learn how to listen to each other with respect–even if they don’t necessarily agree?
Please write up an essay with your thoughts on this theme and submit it to me for publication on this blog! You can email your submission to ashettle (at) patriot.net
If you don’t say otherwise, I will assume you prefer to be anonymous. But of course, I’m always delighted to give credit where it is due.
If you’re stuck on essay ideas, then check out my earlier appeal for guest bloggers and also my appeal for jointly-written essays. But please don’t feel constrained by the suggestions listed in these posts.
(In case it wasn’t already obvious: I don’t want to type my exact address because I don’t want to be targeted by spammers harvesting my address. My email is already 90 percent spam, and I don’t care for that to increase to 99%. Just convert the (at) to the at sign @ and put it all in one word!
Email me at: ashettle (at) patriot.net
I suggest including the words “Reunify Gally” or the like in your subject line, along with whatever additional key words you think are relevant to your email.