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.