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Back in fall of 2005, the day began when the four ladies, Leticia Arellano, Thuan Nguyen, Francisca Rangel and Laurene Simms gathered over lunch for a meeting at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC. They expressed and shared their concerns about the apparent lack of support and unity among Deaf women of color. Also, they learned that there is a need for people of color to unite as a group. They met regularly and created a vision of two organizations: Deaf People of Color, and The Deaf Women of Color Union.
As a result, they hosted a one-day workshop designed for the Deaf women of color at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School’s lounge on Gallaudet University, Washington, DC on Saturday, March 4, 2006.