Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Lobby Day 2017 (long)

Video description:

Screenshot of the “Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Day at the Capitol” sign. The following words briefly appear across, “Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Lobby Day March 8, 2017,” appear.

Scene change: Group of people, some standing, some sitting in a room. They appear to be practicing during the “How to Talk with Your Legislator” training.

Scene change: Emory K. Dively and Kathy Manlapas are shown chatting with Kathy’s students. Emory signs, “a list of bills” which also appear in the open captioning.

Scene change: View of seated audience members during the “How to Talk to Your Legislator” training.

Scene change: Another view of the seated audience members in the training.

Scene change: Emory David Dively and Senator Foung Hawj are presenting during the training. Emory signs, “supporting several commission proposals that support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,”

Scene change: The elaboratively decorated blue and gold ceiling inside of the Capitol Rotunda.

Scene change: View of seated audience members during the rally inside of the Capitol Rotunda.

Scene change: Representative Matt Dean is shown presenting at the podium during the rally. CDI Jimmy Beldon is shown interpreting next to him.

Scene change: Audience members watch the rally from the 2nd floor balcony in the Capitol Rotunda.

Scene change: Audience members wave their hands in “deaf applause.”

Scene change: Jimmy Beldon is interviewed. He explains, “I am excited to see that there will be more accessible services regarding to communication.”

Scene change: Jonathan Ainsworth is shown taking pictures of audience members.

Scene change: MNCDHH contractor Sarah Arana is shown providing information to Lobby Day attendees. Interpreter Megan Bolduc is voicing.

Scene change: MNCDHH board member Jamie Taylor is voicing at the podium. Interpreter Robyn Lehmann-Doane is using ProTactile to communicate the audience’s responses to Jamie. Next to Jamie, Shawn Vriezen, CDI, is interpreting for the audience.

Scene change: Minnesota DeafBlind Association president Debbie Lentz is being interviewed. Her interpreter, Alan Kenney, is standing next to her and watching her. Debbie is explaining, “help get more DeafBlind people involved, to vote…”

Scene change: Overhead view of the audience inside of the Capitol Rotunda during the rally.

Scene change: Hearing Loss Association of America President, Christine Morgan, is presenting at the podium. Next to her stands interpreter Jimmy Beldon.

Scene change: MNCDHH board member Valerie Shirley is presenting at the podium. Jimmy Beldon is interpreting onstage next to her.

Scene change: DeafBlind and hard of hearing blind members of the audience who are attending the rally.

Scene change: Brief overview clip of the stage during the rally.

Scene change: Brief overview clip of the North Star on the floor and seated audience members.

Scene change: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD) employee Liz Brown is interviewed. She explains, “..supporting equality, that makes it worth coming to work everyday”

Scene change: Emory K. Dively is shown working with a student during the “How to Talk to Your Legislator” training. He says, “Now, lets start. I enter the office, and say hi…”

Scene change: MNCDHH board chair Jason Valentine is shown at the rally. He is saying, “we should support each other and look forward…”

Scene change: View of Shawn Vriezen interpreting from behind. The audience is shown watching.

Scene change: Heath Gilbert of Gilbert Law PLLC is shown receiving an award from Eric Nooker and Dawson Moder.

Scene change: Audience members are shown applauding, both the hearing and the deaf way.

Scene change: The following words appear on a blank page, “Thanks to:”

Scene change: Logos for MNCDHH, MRID, CSD of Minnesota, Minnesota Employment Center, Minnesota State Academies, DeafBlind Services of Minnesota, Keystone Interpreting Solutions, Hearing Loss Association of America – Twin Cities, Minnesota Deaf Muslim Community, Minnesota DeafBlind Association, Minnesota Black Deaf Advocates, Minnesota Hands and Voices, Metro Deaf School, and Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens are shown on a single page.

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