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Can’t You See What I’m Saying?

January 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

| Free

Important Issues in the Deaf Community

What: Can’t You See What I’m Saying? Important Issues in the Deaf Community

When: Friday, January 31, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Givens Conference Room, Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library

Join this interactive discussion about the history, culture, and current issues affecting the deaf community. Topics include: residential versus mainstream education; the impact of movements to end American Sign Language (ASL) use; societal barriers to access, and advocacy efforts to remove them; and health and medical issues, including those surrounding advances in assistive technology.


Mike Cashman, historian and former president, Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens; Johanna Lucht, Leader, University of Minnesota Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student Ambassador Program; Jessalyn Akerman-Frank, public policy and project director, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans; and Kim Wassenaar, president, St. Paul/Minneapolis Black Deaf Advocates, Chapter 25.


Dann Trainer, assistant education specialist, University of Minnesota Disability Services.

Please note that Sign language interpreting services will be provided.  


Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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