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Coming Home for Christmas

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We should have been home for Christmas,” Henry tells me as we speak one week before Christmas at the law center. “When you don’t have housing, you don’t have nothing,” he adds. This is a short story about Henry and …

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Client Story – Richard

In Client Story by max

Richard closes his eyes tightly in the middle of his sentence and I know that he is searching for the word that will not come to his mind.  In a five-minute conversation, the “pause” will occur many more times.  Richard …

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Martin Luther King Day

In Other by max

Each day, our deaf clients enter our office and require an American Sign Language interpreter to render our voices into meaning. Our clients cannot hear the spoken word and surely strain to apprehend the resonance of musical notes felt through …

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Client Story – Dan and Sheila

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Is a house a home? For Dan and Sheila, their modest condominium in Bayside, Queens is both a house and home.  The condominium serves as a physical structure against the natural elements, like rain and snow and the heat from …

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Client Story – Donna

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Things looked pretty bleak for one of our profoundly deaf clients, Donna, just about a year ago. The city and state program-Advantage-was ending and so was the funding provided to her that subsidized Donna’s modest housing in Brooklyn. The fallout …

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NAD’s 50th Biennial Conference

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The 50th Biennial Conference of the National Association of the Deaf, Philadelphia, PA July 9th, 2011 The first thing that I notice yesterday when I enter Franklin Meeting Room Four on the third floor of the Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia, …

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Client Story – Daryl

In Client Story by max

I keep returning to the words of Robert F. Kennedy, standing before metal microphones, at a press conference held in 1965, when he states that he has visited the state institutions for the “mentally retarded” and “I think particularly at …

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Client Story – Asylum

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We have the privilege of representing a young man who was raised in Jamaica, West Indies. Our earliest memories of Jamaica were formed, actually, through black and white photos, with jagged edges, taken by my parents, while on their honeymoon, …

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Client Story – Grace

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Last month, our law center had the privilege of representing one of our most treasured clients: Grace.  Mother of three children, immigrant from the horn of Africa, middle-aged, profoundly deaf and without assets, Grace has lived in a single’s shelter …

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reflection

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On March 25, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. appeared at the Concord Hotel in the Catskills and spoke before the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement.  The conversation between King and the rabbis is remarkable for so many reasons, including …

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