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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.

Panelists

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.

Moderator

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

Please note that Sign language interpreting services will be provided.  

Details

Date:
January 31
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://diversity.umn.edu/criticalconversations

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Venue

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