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Italian Embassy Events on Wednesday 25 May 2011

These are details of protests or vigils happening outside the Italian Embassy or Consulate in London (England), Belfast (NI), Dublin (Ireland), Washington DC (USA), Edinburgh (Scotland), Berlin (Germany), Madrid (Spain), San Francisco (USA).

London, England

Facebook event
Protest for Deaf Italian Community at Italian Embassy, London UK
Wednesday 25 May 2011, 12 noon - 15:00
Italian Embassy, 14, Three Kings Yard, Davies Street, London W1Y 2EH.
12 noon - 15:00

Italian Sign Language is Language, not mimic gesture!

In BSL:


Belfast, Northern Ireland

Facebook event
Protest for Deaf Italian Community at City Hall, Belfast, NI
Wednesday 25 May 2011, 16:00 - 20:00 NOTE CHANGE OF TIME
Address - you will be informed later.

There is a bill in the Italian Parliament that was originally going to recognize Italian Sign Language (LIS), but pro-CI/oral "special interests" succeeded in changing the wording that will change LIS to LMG, which is Language of Mimes and Gestures. There will be a protest in Rome on May 25, and there will also be protests at Italian Embassies/consulates in other countries, so please show up if you can make it!

In BSL:


Edinburgh, Scotland

Facebook event.
12 noon - 15:00 25 May 2011
Italian Embassy 32 Melville Street Edinburgh EH3 7HA

Italian Sign Language is Language, not mimic gesture!

In BSL:

Dublin, Ireland

Facebook event.
Vigil outside Italian Embassy
Wednesday 25 May 2011, 16:00 - 17:00
Italian Embassy, 63-65 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge D4
Bus to Northumberland Road near Ballsbridge - no. 7.

There is a bill in the Italian Parliament that was originally going to recognize Italian Sign Language (LIS), but pro-CI/oral "special interests" succeeded in changing the wording that will change LIS to LMG, which is Language of Mimes and Gestures. There will be a protest in Rome on May 25, and there will also be protests at Italian Embassies/consulates in other countries, so please show up if you can make it!

In ISL:

Washington DC, USA

Facebook Event
Wednesday 25 May 2011, 12 noon - 17:00
Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC

There is a bill in the Italian Parliament that was originally going to recognize Italian Sign Language (LIS), but pro-CI/oral "special interests" succeeded in changing the wording that will change LIS to LMG, which is Language of Mimes and Gestures. There will be a protest in Rome on May 25, and there will also be protests at Italian Embassies/consulates in other countries, so please show up if you can make it!

Berlin, Germany

Facebook event
25 May 2011, 13:00 - 15:00
Italienische Botschaft, Hiroshimastr. 1, 10785 Berlin, Deutschland
(Treffpunkt um 12:45 auf die andere Straßenseite des Botschaft)

In Deutsche Gebärdensprache:

Madrid, Spain
Facebook event page
25 May 2011, 18:00 - 21:00
Madrid. Embajada Italiana. Lagasca 98, Madrid, Spain

LIS es lengua de signos! LMG no es lengua!

In Spanish Sign Language (Lengua de signos o señas española):

San Franciso, USA
No Facebook event page (yet?) but contact is Ella Mae Lentz.
1 to maybe 3 pm, Wednesday 25 May 2011
Italian Consulate General, 2590 Webster St., San Francisco, CA 94115
San Francisco Consulate website

We re gathering some folks to meet at the San Francisco Italian Embassy tomorrow (Wednesday, May 25) from 1 to maybe 3 pm. Last minute I know but if you can be available then, COME and join us. Let me know what you can do re: developing letter/talking points/information sheet for the Ambassador. Hoping this site will help with ideas. Saw a letter Jenny Witteborg wrote. It's helpful!

If you are thinking about going to any of these events, please sign up via Facebook.

At each of these events the petition from internationals is being handed over to the Embassy. Please sign it! Note, you need to verify your e mail address after signing - check spam filters.

You can find out about other ways you can help here.

No protest or vigil outside the Italian Embassy in your country? Organise one and tell us about it!

See also:
How You Can Support the Italian Deaf Community
Letter to the Italian Parliament from Dr Steven D. Emery
Protest at the Italian Embassy in London this Wednesday
Letter to the Italian Embassy in Dublin by Dr. John Bosco Conama
Italy might as well say: Deaf People use Monkey Language!
International Petition to Support Italy & UK Protest

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