Upon Alec McFarlane’s request for wide dissemination, I am republishing his letter below.
An Open Letter to the National Association of the Deaf
The Board of the National Association of the Deaf
The Library Friends Section
The NAD Membership
Unknown Number of Members
The Deaf Community
Estimated at 35 Million People
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Board
In regard to the actions taken by some NAD Board Members named herein, we are filing complaint and notice of intent to sue. The NAD Board, over a course of almost 20 years has actively oppressed, suppressed, and discriminated against the Library Friends Section of the NAD and the Deaf Community at large. We will present matters and evidence relating to the last two years and relative to the current Board.
We are calling for Article 4.14 and 4.13 due process hearings for the named individuals who sit on the NAD Board and we are calling for expulsion of these individuals on the grounds of Personal Conflicts, of Withholding Materially relevant information, of discrimination and of Civil Rights violations. (more…)