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The Necessity of Now spotlights the rich history, culture, and achievements of Black Deaf people who continue to face barriers with educational success and employment opportunities.
The Necessity of Now is foregrounded by the knowledge that the world is a better place when all people can reach their full potential and share their unique talents and gifts.
Campaign Progress as of 10.20.23
Gallaudet launches Necessity of Now campaign
At last – The Kendall 24 finally receive their degrees after 70 years
Kendall School Division II graduation ceremony
First annual Black Deaf Studies Symposium draws over 300 attendees
Gallaudet University is on a mission to confront its prejudicial past and to dismantle persistent obstacles that have perpetuated an unequal system for Black Deaf people.
The University owes this restorative justice movement to student activists who called on Gallaudet to take a deep look at how it has historically hindered the ability for everyone in the community to thrive.
Learn more about Louise B. Miller, Kendall School Division II, and Gallaudet’s acknowledgement of past injustices
The Pathways and Gardens will incorporate four key themes:
The Pathways and Gardens complements African American historical sites in D.C., such as the African American Heritage Trail and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The Necessity of Now campaign will lay the foundation as the first anchor of a broader economic development effort. The site will be the “front porch” of Gallaudet’s Creativity Way project that will directly link the campus to the dynamic Sixth Street corridor adjacent to campus. Our community will have a deeper connection to the bustling economy that exists there today and into the future. As development continues on land owned by Gallaudet, we are imagining a space where Deaf-owned businesses and arts and culture abound and our students, alumni, faculty, and staff will have new opportunities to thrive economically.
The campaign will elevate CBDS and further its influence on the world.
Since its establishment in 2020, CBDS has:
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