Funds for Jotería
Jotería has historically been used as a derogatory term for queer, indigenous Chicanx and Latinx people. It was only when scholars like Gloria Anzaldua reclaimed this term that it became a way to strengthen our right to exist.
I want to support that perspective within the Jotería Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, hard of hearing and late deafened communities by offering a limited fund that can be used for self-identity growth opportunities such as conferences, travels, camps, education, and vocational goals.
There is no deadline to apply; applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but funding will be given only when monies are available.
Applicants must be thirteen years old or older. If applicants are younger than 18 years old, a legal guardian's contact information will be required.
If you are a resident of the United States (included undocumented) and would like to apply, complete the form and submit a video in sign language (ASL, LSM or any other Indigenous/Latinx sign language) to explain how this funding will support your self-identity growth within Jotería communities. The video should be no longer than three minutes.
Be advised that monies may not be available immediately; if this is the case, your name will be placed on a waiting list until funding is available.