Tuesday, July 30, 2002
GUPress Book Signings at Deaf Way II
Authors, and Conferees
If you were not at Deaf Way II, you missed an
opportunity to share in a unique exposition of international Deaf culture!
University planned and hosted Deaf Way II, a gathering of
thousands of people from every corner of the world
to celebrate the experiences of deaf people. The week-long conference was held
July 8-13, 2002, at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center accompanied by an
elaborate arts festival at venues around the city. Everyone--deaf, hearing, hard
of hearing, late-deafened, deaf-blind, parents, students, community
members--participated in the Deaf Way II events, which featured speakers, presenters,
plays, performances, exhibits, an International Deaf Club, and more.
the Deaf Way II, Gallaudet
University Press hosted 14 book signings by authors of a selection of its most popular
titles that you can
The Press made these books and a plethora of others available at the
conference, which proved to be an excellent occasion to serve customers on a more personal, face-to-face basis. This
one-on-one interaction was a rousing success, as many conferees visited
the Press's booth, met with authors, and perused and purchased titles firsthand.
Although the Deaf Way II is over, you can still
select books at the 20% discount.
Silence: A Deaf Boy in the Holocaust, one of the most sought after titles
at the Deaf Way II conference, is also available
at a 20% discount from its regular price. Izrael Zachariah Deutsch, who later changed his name to Harry Imre Dunai, was
born in Komjata, Czechoslovakia,
During World War II, nine-year-old Izrael found
himself doubly at risk for being deaf and Jewish. His resolve to survive is
apparent in his account of living in the Klauzal Square ghetto of
Budapest, where he and other victims had been herded by the Arrow
Young Izrael explains, During these
months of November and December 1944, Budapest was in a state of lawlessness.
Gangs of Arrow Cross officers roamed the streets, shooting anyone or anything in
sight. Everyone was cold and starving, including many of the military men. Food,
water, and heat were luxury items. A kilo of bread was worth eighty pengφ on the
black market. Christian inhabitants sold their goods to the people of the
ghetto. My daily breakfast consisted of bitter black coffee. We had no real
breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I had to search for food, eating primarily sugar
beets and potatoes and, sometimes, animal feed. I even ate old food from the
garbage cans and leftovers from the Arrow Cross officers. I constantly
reminisced about my earlier days when I had been a picky eater. I vowed to
myself that, if I survived, I would eat anything that was offered to me.
more about the struggles and triumphs
of Harry Imre Dunai in chapter eight,
The Central Ghetto and the Christmas Nightmare,
Surviving in Silence now.
is the latest publication to praise Sharon Barnartt and
Disability Protests: Contentious Politics, 1970-1999. This
is an excellent book for graduate students in political science, history,
sociology, and disability studies,
writes P.A. Murphy of University of Toledo in the June 2002 issue. In Disability
Protests, Scotch and Barnartt, coauthor of
Deaf President Now!, examine thirty years of
protests, organization, and legislative victories specific to the deaf and
disabled populations, revealing significant increases in legislative issues
pertaining to these populations. You can
read the full
review and chapter two,
Collective Consciousness and a Profile of
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