[nfbmi-talk] not just deaf community either

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Tue Apr 12 20:03:39 UTC 2011

Today we learned that the deal is stalled and that the Low Incident Outreach program will be moved back to Flint on this campus. And by the way it is still the Michigan School for the Deaf and Blind by statute and again we must follow the money including how the Michigan Department of ED. is handling the trust for the blind in this and related regards (namely Camp T).

Regardless this shows the deaf community is listened to as much as the blind community has been in this and other sorry affairs which is not at all.

Joe Harcz
Letter: Deaf community wants to keep Fay Hall


Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 10:49 AM

Community Voice | Flint Journal Letters


Community Voice | Flint Journal Letters



Voice: Warren Coryell, endorsed by Michigan School for the Deaf Alumni Association and the deaf community


To the School Board and PTA of Powers Catholic High School: We the Deaf people of Michigan oppose the sale of the Michigan School for the Deaf. For Powers

Catholic High School this is a win-win situation at our expense. The deaf people are making the utmost sacrifice.


Legislators were misled into believing the deaf community was 100 percent behind the sale. The input of the deaf community was never sought. The deaf people

were never asked if we wanted a new school or to keep and move to Fay Hall. The agreement as written does not guarantee the survival of MSD “permanently”

once the lease expires.


Vatican City is an emotional part of Catholic life. Catholics worldwide would object to a sale of the Vatican. The Vatican is the history, culture, and

foundation of your church. It is what makes you a Catholic. Likewise MSD is our Vatican. It is our history, culture and foundation. It is what ties the

deaf community together. It is our pride. For example, do you socialize with your kindergarten classmates today? Deaf adults still socialize with their

kindergarten classmates today because of MSD.


Fay Hall has no sentimental value to Powers Catholic High School. The deaf people of Michigan have more than 150 years of history in Fay Hall and the campus.


We the deaf people of Michigan are asking you to take the new school building. The deaf people are asking you to allow us to keep our Vatican City, Fay

Hall. This calls for you to do the right thing. Give Fay Hall to the deaf people where it rightfully belongs.



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