Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities — General Support (2020)

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Award Date 
10/2020
Grant Amount 
$50,000
Purpose 
For general support.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $50,000 to Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities (HEARD) for general support. HEARD advocates on behalf of deaf and disabled people affected by mass incarceration. It plans to use this funding to host trainings for advocates and organizers, produce materials on disability justice, and make police and prison abolition events more accessible to deaf and disabled people. Our criminal justice reform team hopes that HEARD’s work will continue to raise awareness among advocates and policymakers about the interconnections between disability justice and criminal justice reform.

This follows our May 2018 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.