Being able to work well with the public is a common concern for employers of deaf individuals, but often, there are more challenges with their own team or coworkers instead. Scott Daily, a patrol sergeant from Erath County Sheriff’s Office, describes the trust he had to build to succeed.
“On October 28, 2020, Jayvon Harmon and Shaila Sams, Unity for Diversity members, interviewed Victorica Monroe. The chemistry between Jayvon, Shaila, and Victorica was powerful. The camaraderie between them authenticated their beautiful existence as Black folxs. Their questions nourished the much-needed answers about being Black, Deaf-Blind, and Androgynous, which is why we must honor every facet of our students’ intersecting backgrounds…”
Learn more about the interview to gain insight on the importance of community, and gain insight into life as Black, Deaf-Blind, and Androgynous folxs.
Brenna DeBartolo, the Deaf Founder of Forest Souls, runs a socially conscious apparel company that supports the environment by planting new trees and restore forests through Forest Souls customers’ purchases.
Stories create who we are and define how we understand our shared humanity. Melissa Malzkuhn speaks on her work championing literacy in the deaf community, her family history with storytelling, and gives an introduction to American Sign Language.
Committed to innovation, collaboration and training, DWT is the artistic bridge between the deaf and hearing worlds.
Founded in Los Angeles in 1991, Deaf West Theatre engages artists and audiences in unparalleled theater experiences inspired by Deaf culture and the expressive power of sign language, weaving ASL with spoken English to create a seamless ballet of movement and voice.
Douglas Ridloff is a poet and visual storyteller creating original works in American Sign Language. And in support of signing, his goal is to make ASL a part of the whole community, not just a part of a marginalized community. Douglas wants to make signing hip and significant.
Douglas Ridloff is the owner, executive director and host of ASL SLAM (www.aslslam.com) a monthly open mic event in NYC that functions as a space for the Deaf community to creatively play with ASL through poetry performances, improv, games and storytelling, often bringing special guests from around the world to perform. As a widely popular platform, ASL SLAM has now been established as a monthly event in Washington DC, Chicago and Orlando with Douglas’s oversight and guidance. Recently, Douglas has organized performances at the Whitney Museum, the Jewish Museum, SITE Santa Fe and the 9/11 Memorial Museum, and has traveled to perform his own poetry and to bring ASL SLAM to Deaf communities around the world, including Jamaica, Cuba, Finland, England, Sweden and Australia.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Nicholas DEVO1 Rogalski is a Deaf professional tattoo artist. You’ll be blown away by his artworks and the interesting things he shares in this video!
Location: Tucson, AZ