The DSA Board notes that these are sad times. Recently, there was a memorial service for George Floyd, an innocent black man who was kneeled to his last breath by a white policeman. He was not the first victim. Similar actions by police happened many times in the past and racism continues. When will racism stop? What is our role? Should we be passive when people around us practice racism? Enough is enough! It is our responsibility to speak out and stop racism. America is for people of all colors. United, we stay strong!
DSA Black Lives Matter Public Statement
Since the inception of Deaf Seniors of America (DSA) in 1992, we have upheld the principle that any Deaf senior citizen 50 years of age and older, regardless of race, religion, additional disabilities, and sex orientation, may enjoy the benefits of being a member, including participating in all DSA events as well as in the running and operating of the organization.
DSA stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and the fight for social justice. We are committed to supporting the Black Deaf Community by changing the system that has far too long created a negative climate of injustice and inequality. We call upon other Deaf organizations to do the same. United, we stand!