Al Isharah Fights For Equal Rights for the Deaf Community

The other day we took our first Tagmap workshop with the Al Isharah deaf group in Tower Hamlets.

Alongside discussion of the usual Tagmap topics surrounding Britishness faith and identity, the group shared experiences of prejudice, similar to the people we have met in other Tagmap workshops.

In addition to this we spoke further about individual challenges they faced as a result of hearing impairment.

Another was outspoken about his failure to get into a university due to criticism of his English, despite other foreign students having less of a grip on English than him.

Here One of the young guys talks expresses his views on Knife crime

The group were one of the most enthusiastic groups we have worked with. They really appreciated the opportunity to express their views in this way, and through doing so help to break the stigma’s that they are hard to communicate with.

Here one of the guys from the group tells a story about how he had been made to feel like a terrorist on the tube, and seen attitudes change as he helped a lady onto the train!

These guys were great, and really inspiring!

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