Destination Toronto: Promoting Sign Language Policies

Update posted by Melissa Angus On Apr 24, 2017

Thank you to all my 12 backers, thanks to the kindness extended by all of you I am now 49% funded and can finally book my airline tickets (I will add the pricing when I do and give an update of the total amount needed). So far, two people will receive prints of my photographic journal and a postcard from Toronto, 2 people will receive that as well as digital copies of my audiovisual material used in the presentation and get acknowledgements in the presentation and 1 person will receive the audiovisual material and the acknowledgements.

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Update posted by Melissa Angus On Apr 21, 2017

Hello everyone! I wanted to say a few things:

  • I wanna thank all of those who have already backed me. Thanks to you all, my trip is 41% funded!
  • Today I hope to buy my tickets, which will allow me to update the amount needed to its total price (added flight cost and, depending on the dates of the flights, I might have to add accommodation days).
  • I will link everyone to the conference program when it's posted (it is supposed to be placed online in late May or early June).

-Melissa Angus

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Update posted by Melissa Angus On Apr 19, 2017

I wanted to express my immense gratitude for my seven backers that have helped me reach 23% of my goal. I sincerely appreciate it! 2 of my backers have chosen the $10 reward while 1 backer has chosen the $50 reward. I will soon have enough funds collected to be able to book my flight (whose price I will add to the campaign's fund goal).

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Update posted by Melissa Angus On Apr 17, 2017

After the successful run that my other campaign has gone through (I have received 80%+ to be able to present my MA thesis in Indiana, click here to see), I have decided to see if there are more gracious people willing to donate to this PhD student and her travels. Presenting my research in conferences is not only an awesome trvael experience, but also an experience in which I can connect with other people in my fields (students and professionals alike) as well as spread the message that underlines most my research: breaking down walls between the Deaf communities and the hearing communities through information. In many of my conferences, such as this one I will attend, many of the attendees are educators and linguists that have never worked with Deaf children or have had little contact with the Deaf community. Let's empower these professionals with information with great pride.

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Donate $5.00 Or More

I will send a personalized postcard from Toronto.

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Donate $10.00 Or More

I will send prints of my photographic journal along with a postcard of Toronto.

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Donate $15.00 Or More

You will be provided with multiple prints of the best images that are taken. You will also receive a letter in which I will express many thanks as well as provide details of how the trip helped me.

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Donate $20.00 Or More

I will provide digital copies of all audiovisual material used in my presentation.

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Donate $25.00 Or More

I will add a special thanks for the donation in the presentation I will provide digital copies of all audiovisual material used in my presentation.

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Donate $50.00 Or More

You will be provided all rewards: a postcard, prints of the photographic journal I plan to take during the trip, a special shoutout in the acknowledgements section of my presentation and digital copies of the audiovisual material used for the presentation.

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Good luck raising what you need, have a great presentation, and keep up the good work!

Ben Braithwaite

Backed with $25.00 On Apr 24, 2017

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I'm proud of my friend taking the initiative to promote early ASL. Her kind heart, passion and determination will surely make a difference in the deaf community; which is as important as any other community. Wish you the best!

Jorel Reyes

Backed On Apr 22, 2017 Amount Hidden

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Anita Chan

Backed with $25.00 On Apr 21, 2017

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Bryan Angus

Backed with $100.00 On Apr 20, 2017

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Break a leg! 😃

Billy y Candy Cordero

Backed with $50.00 On Apr 20, 2017

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Anonymous

Backed with $40.00 On Apr 19, 2017

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Danilo Giordano

Backed On Apr 17, 2017 Amount Hidden

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Mucho éxito!!!

Norma

Backed with $20.00 On Apr 17, 2017

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Nicole Malavé

Backed with $10.00 On Apr 17, 2017

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You got this!

Alejandro Vega

Backed with $50.00 On Apr 17, 2017

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Melissa Angus

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I am a PhD student in the University of Puerto Rico. I do research on sign language linguistics as well as Deaf studies in general.

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