Although Americans tourists are banned from entering the country, I went under the journalism category.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible  (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.
 

2018-10-31

Lead-K Commentary

NAD supports the concept that a Deaf children language skills should be equal, or as in the case of those uses ASL as their primary language superior than that of the hearing children when they start kindergarten. AGB refuses to be involved in our efforts but somehow were convinced to join in the partnership as we all share a common goal. I understand they are successful in getting a bill to set up a task force passed in several state legislature whose purpose is to collect data and make recommendations. AGB couldn't beat is in this latest movement, was left with no choice but to join us. I know we Deaf don't trust AGB due their oppressive tactics over the years. So what, the oralists don't trust NAD either. I heard excuses that we Deaf are a minority, and that's because we haven't been heard loud and clear when we don't use our power at the ballot, and you will have that opportunity next week. NAD does nothing about it, that's true if you don't join, express your concerns, volunteer to lead on behalf of our upcoming Deaf generation. Take us into the future, don't dwelled on what happened back in 1880, as those delegates to Milan are dead already, We Deaf have two choices, to just exist complaining and do nothing about it or we can start living and achieve everything we set out to do, pah!   
I think Lead-K has good intentions so let's not panic but give them time to do their job and see their final reports to their states, then at that time, we can express our concerns, ask questions, having our opinions known as we reserves the rights to object or support the findings and recommendations.  


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