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SJ 56 RFH
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
S. J. RES. 56
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 26, 1991
Referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
JOINT RESOLUTION
To designate the period commencing March 10, 1991, and ending on March 16,
1991, as `Deaf Awareness Week'.
Whereas during the second week of March 1988, a revolutionary sequence of
historic social events evolved on the campus of Gallaudet University, the
only university in the Nation which teaches exclusively deaf and hard of
hearing students;
Whereas the events which occurred at Gallaudet University in the Spring of
1988 had great significance to all Americans, especially those who are deaf
or hard of hearing;
Whereas the week long social protest at Gallaudet University awakened the
people of nations around the world to the fact that deaf and hard of hearing
individuals are able to achieve at the same level as others and need to be
recognized as individuals with unique abilities and qualities; and
Whereas the week long social protest at Gallaudet University served to
educate and sensitize the American people concerning the hopes and dreams
of the more than 24,000,000 Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing: Now,
therefore, be it
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
  America in Congress assembled, That the period commencing on March 10, 1991,
  and ending on March 16, 1991, is designated as `Deaf Awareness Week'. The
  President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon
  the people of the United States to observe this week by remembering the
  significance of the historic social movement, which began in March 1988
  at Gallaudet University, through appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Passed the Senate February 21 (legislative day, February 6), 1991.
Attest:
WALTER J. STEWART,
Secretary.

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