ANCHORAGE, AK -- Alaska Dispatch News: A loosely organized group of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people hosted an town hall rally of sorts on the Parkstrip Wednesday. It was part of the nation-wide Deaf Grassroots Movement.
The DGM aims to fight for the rights of the Deaf and future generations in the Deaf community in all 50 states. On Wednesday all 50 state capitols will have a rally for Deaf Rights, including Anchorage, instead Juneau, Alaska.
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Rallies were held in dozens of states on May 4, 2016 to bring awareness that the Deaf community largely feels discriminated against. The three main areas of emphasis include access to interpreters, equal educational opportunities and job equality. Watch this video to understand some of the complaints the Anchorage Deaf community has. SOURCE.
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