A stutterer reads the news: Please support Alex's campaign!!
Posted Mar 14 2011 4:08pm
I got a request from Alex von Gudenberg, who created and leads the only healthcare-approved clinic for stuttering in Germany. They have launched a campaign for more public awareness. Please support his campaign. They have asked for the news to be read by a person who stutters! Luckily only one day! ;-)
Dear fellow stutterers,
I am the director of the Institute of the Kasseler Stuttering Therapy (KST) and was a severe stutterer.
By chance we created a campaign against discrimination of stutterers in Germany, which is becoming quite successful. The film maker Henning Burk, a stutterer himself, did a report for a TV station (3SAT) about stuttering in our institute when The King's Speech started. He had the idea to ask for stutterers to read the prime time news in the two major German channels to achieve more tolerance and attention for stutterers.
It started more as a campaign without real chances of realisation. But now a website with information and on-line signing of the petition exists: HERE.
Stutterers in major German cities supported this campaign by collecting signatures at the movie theatres, in addition to press releases and TV appearances in support of the idea. The German media (radio, TV, print media) jumped it.
About 1000 people have signed so far.
Therefore I wonder, if this might have potential for a worldwide campaign. It does not seem too ambitious to get Colin Firth and David Seidler and other as supporters.
What do you think of this idea?
Best wishes from Germany
Alexander von Gudenberg
(You can also email him: AWvGudenberg at Kasseler-Stottertherapie.de)