Public Art: Understanding Hate Crimes Through Deaf Eyes

 

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I was invited to give a lecture at Gallaudet University on April 9, 2018. My lecture, Public Art: Understanding Hate Crimes Through Deaf EyesI was thankful for giving me the opportunity.

The lecture was about the sighting of invisible hate crimes through public art and the need to understand the concept of community accountability to challenge hate crime through art world. The sight of hate and the surge of denial and struggles that spreads through the Deaf community can be painful to behold. I strongly believe in social justice that promotes the critical examination and higher learning we all should join hands and stand against hate.

My past lectures from DC to California to Oregon to Canada to New York and many more:

Journey Through Hate Exploring the Survivorship of the Deaf

For Your Eyes Only: Hate Crime is Real in Deaf Community

Change the World: The Meaning of Social Justice for Deaf Returning Citizens

Deaf Returning Citizens as Forgotten People

Composition in Values: The Art and Deaf Studies of Leonardo da Vinci

Audism Theory: Racism and the Hidden Meaning

The Faces of Audism

Hate Crimes in the Deaf Community

And more.

-JT

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The Controversial Artwork: Art Noir

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Last night, Gallaudet University hosted a student-centered art show to see their artistic skills and support the art world, and noticed a controversial image (this is ACTUALLY REAL) that caught many people’s eyes. As the face in the picture, it’s Scott Carollo who happens to be a faculty member in Art department used that to make a “revenge” statement. Should the Art department be “safe haven” at all times?

While Gallaudet’s Student handbook under “University Policies and Procedures: Student Code of Conduct” statement stating As Members of the University community, students have certain responsibilities and obligations, including satisfactory academic performance and responsible social behavior…..

And under Interpretation of Regulations: The term, “University official” includes any person employed by Gallaudet University, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities. The term “member of the Gallaudet community includes any person who is a student, staff, faculty member, University official, or any other person employed by Gallaudet University. The term “University premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, leased, operated, controlled, or supervised by Gallaudet University.

Finally, Student Code of Conduct: Rules and Regulations–under Bias-Related Harassment: This includes harassment (verbal or written abuse, humiliation, intimidation, bullying, and violence of other conduct which has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or living environment) against an individual……..

This all applies to the teacher’s poor intellect and heart not to have the ability to stop this kind of social behavior above. The teacher should not allow the kind of “freedom of speech” that never applies to hate speech. His actions against humanity (Deaf people) are self-evident. Even worse is that the incalculable destruction to the environment by belittlement against Deaf students in classroom. If Gallaudet fails to respect any attributes that distinguish one person from another then they disrespect us all.

Do you think the picture was appropriate at all to the students the “moral value” for higher education?

-JT

Copyright © 2016 Jason Tozier

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