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The next 27th June is the celebration of the International Day of Deafblind Persons. The date refers to the birth of Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880). Helen Keller was a writer, lecturer and American social activist. She was the first deafblind person to get a bachelor's degree. Everyone that follows my battles, me, Alex Garcia, deafblind person, knows that we have little to celebrate this date, but it is enough to highlight our dedication, enthusiasm, and criticism and claims.

Helen Keller said: "One can never creep when one feels an impulse to soar."

I, Alex Garcia, did not agree and I will never agree to creep. I wish, I need to fly. I observe the life of human relationships and the world and my criticity begs and says: "The deafblindness constitutes the broader “scourge in life” in the history of this country and many other countries.

Our authorities "deaf and blind" attempt of all forms hide it, hide and make it more and more invisible deafblind persons, having as main tool the hierarchy of the human being.

The term "scourge in life" should be understood as "being alive but without development."

On this International Day of Deafblind Person will we celebrate claiming? I continue seeking support in order to press the Brazilian Government - Ministry of Education (MEC), to fulfill what was taken on September 5, 2013, in the Public Hearing to Address the Social Inclusion of deafblind persons, at the Commission on Social Security and Family of the House of Representatives. As a result of the Hearing, the representative of the Ministry of Education, Rosana Cipriano Jacinto da Silva, a commitment to set up a Working Group for the effective promotion of policies of education for people with deafblindness in the scope of MEC.

So, I did this petition to collect signatures. I already have received signatures from people from many countries of the world, but I need much more. Please note carefully and sign the petition. Please share this message and encourage your colleagues and friends to sign it. It is so important to the deafblind persons.

Thank you so much for your cooperation on this journey to success of deafblind persons.

Let´s celebrate the International Day of Deafblind Person claiming for our rights and to build up a better and equal society.

Thank you in advance for spreading this post. It is good way to cooperate, so in the International Day of Deafblind Person our voice will be heard and our presence felt.

Alex Garcia – Deafblind Brazilian

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When: 25/6/2014

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