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Apr 7 / admin

Presentation on Language Deprivation Risks Now Available Online!

 

 

Hosted by the American Sign Language Studies program at the Center for Language Studies and the Program for Liberal Medical Education.

Description:
The single greatest risk faced by Deaf people is inadequate exposure to a usable first language. Dr. Gulati will review recent research which validates the anatomical basis and time course of the critical period for first language acquisition, and which shows the risks to the development of empathic abilities among children who are language-deprived.

About the Lecture:
Sanjay Gulati, M.D. is a Deaf child and adolescent psychiatrist who works at the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Service at Cambridge Hospital and the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program at Children’s Hospital, Boston. He consults to a variety of Deaf-related programs. His primary area of research interest is the effects of language deprivation. He is co-editor of “Mental Health Care for Deaf People” (Erlbaum, 2003) and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Accessibility:
The lecture will be ASL interpreted and CART services will be provided. Friedman Auditorium is ADA accessible.

Contact: For more information, contact ASL@brown.edu.

Dec 18 / admin

Video of Paddy Ladd’s Deafhood Pedagogies presentation now available!

The video of live streamed event on Deafhood Pedagogies presented by Dr. Paddy Ladd hosted by Deafhood Foundation and California School for the Deaf Fremont last October is now available for your viewing pleasure!

Video of the panel discussion also available below.

Oct 31 / admin

Deafhood Foundation Awards Two Grants of $2,500 each to Clerc’s Children and Deaf Spotlight

 

October 31, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Marvin Miller, Marketing & Public Relations Chair
marvmiller@deafhoodfoundation.org

CALIFORNIA — Deafhood Foundation has split the $5,000 grant to two strong grant recipients: Clerc’s Children and Deaf Spotlight.

Clerc’s Children will release an app in early spring of 2014 made possible by Deafhood Foundation’s grant on www.clercschildren.com. Clerc’s Children is an e-learning website with emphasis on dual language development targeting Deaf, KODA and hearing infants and toddlers, ages 0-5, and their parents.”Clerc’s Children is honored to receive this grant from Deafhood Foundation,” said Terrylene Sacchetti, founder of Clerc’s Children. “Finally, a foundation who understands and values the great need for bilingual e-learning exposure among young children, Deaf and KODA. We are thankful for this grant and are excited to be producing the app that we believe will empower young children to develop bilingual skills.”

The other $2,500 goes to a well-respected Deaf art organization showcasing creative works of, by and for Deaf community through cinema, literature, visual arts and performing arts in Seattle, Washington. The grant will allow Deaf Spotlight to produce three Epic Jams and three workshops to benefit the Deaf community and allies to experience pure ASL. Their web site can be found at www.deafspotlight.com.

“Deaf Spotlight is thrilled to receive this award from the Deafhood Foundation. Our Epic Jam series celebrate American Sign Language in its purest forms, poetry and storytelling, via masters in the language. Seattle audiences have been gratifyingly supportive of Deaf Spotlight and Epic Jam, and we look forward to continuing this series,” said Rob Roth, Board Chair.

Next year grant award will include the $3,000 donation by Facundo Element from their Walk for ASL event, and this donation will be added to the $5,000 grant amount for a total of $8,000 grant award available for 2014. The $3,000 award will be restricted to ASL-related grant award.

“We deeply appreciate the future-thinking on Facundo Element’s part for making this grant award related to ASL possible for 2014 and we’re excited to see the possibilities that the Deaf community can come up with,” said Marilyn Jean Smith, Organizing Chair.

Mel Carter is now the new Grants Chair for the Foundation, and he will be facilitating the grant process for 2014 and beyond.

The foundation is focused on social and economic justice for all Deaf people and envisions a future where audism and other forms of -isms are fully recognized and steps are taken towards to ending them once for all.

The Deafhood Foundation is a non-profit community foundation incorporated in the state of California with 501(c)3 tax exempt status. Tax identification number 26-2603125. Our mailing address is 249 W. Jackson St. #303, Hayward, CA 94544-1811.

Websites mentioned in the news release:
www.clercschildren.com
www.deafspotlight.org
www.deafhoodfoundation.org

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Oct 22 / admin

Changes Bring New Energy into Deafhood Foundation Board

October 20, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Marvin Miller, Marketing & Public Relations Chair
marvmiller@deafhoodfoundation.org

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — Deafhood Foundation board elected Marilyn Jean Smith as Organizing Chair at its recent bi-annual board meeting that took place in Oakland, California. The board also elected Marvin Miller as Marketing & Public Relations Chair. These elections took place after previous chairs ended their terms.

“This is such an honor and privilege to serve the Foundation, and I’m thrilled to be working with an awesome group of Deaf people dedicated to social and economic justice for all Deaf people,” said Marilyn Jean Smith, Organizing Chair. Smith is well known for her role in founding Abused Deaf Women Advocacy Services (ADWAS) and successfully raising funds to build transitional housing for abused Deaf women in Seattle, Washington.

Butch Zein served over 6 years as Foundation’s Organizing Chair, and his term ended recently. Zein will remain on the board.

“I loved serving the board these past 6 years. The journey was so positive in many ways for the board and for myself, ” said Butch Zein, outgoing Organizing Chair.

The Foundation grew from nothing to over $80,000 in its funds under Zein’s term and accomplished a long and critical list of goals.

Marvin Miller is replacing Kathy Say who was with the Foundation from the beginning as well, and Say played a critical role in encouraging the Foundation transform from an idea into reality. Kathy Say is leaving the board after 7 years of service, and she is currently employed at Purple Communications.

“The board thanks both Butch and Kathy for their valuable service, and we will miss Kathy as she moves on to new endeavors.” said Marilyn Jean Smith, Organizing Chair.

Honorary board member, Dr. Paddy Ladd joined the board meeting for the first time as a part of his recent Western USA presentation tour on his upcoming book, “Deafhood Pedagogies”. The board loved having him and appreciated his words of wisdom.

Mel Carter will assume the Grants Chair position from Marvin Miller, and the Foundation will be making an announcement on its grant award for this year shortly.

The board recently saw addition of five new people last spring, and they are: Ritchie Bryant, Melvin Patterson, Raja Rajeshwari, Timothy Riker, and Terri Waddell-Motter. You can meet these new board members at:

http://deafhoodfoundation.org/vlog/2013/04/newboardintro/

 The foundation is focused on social and economic justice for all Deaf people and envisions a future where audism and other forms of -isms are fully recognized and steps are taken towards to ending them once for all.

The Deafhood Foundation is a non-profit community foundation incorporated in the state of California with 501(c)3 tax exempt status. Tax identification number 26-2603125. Our mailing address is 249 W. Jackson St. #303, Hayward, CA 94544-1811.

2013 Deafhood Foundation Board from top row left: Raja Rajeshwari, Timothy Riker, Butch Zein, Kevin Clark, Marilyn Jean Smith, Ritchie Bryant, Marvin Miller and Mel Carter. Seated from left:  Melvin Patterson, Terri Waddell-Motter, Paddy Ladd, Judy Gough and Ella Mae Lentz.

2013 Deafhood Foundation Board from top row left: Raja Rajeshwari, Timothy Riker, Butch Zein, Kevin Clark, Marilyn Jean Smith, Ritchie Bryant, Marvin Miller and Mel Carter. Seated from left: Melvin Patterson, Terri Waddell-Motter, Paddy Ladd, Judy Gough and Ella Mae Lentz.

Oct 17 / admin

Deafhood Monologues coming to Washington, DC this October 24 & 26!

The Deafhood Monologues is coming to Gallaudet!

The Deafhood Monologues is an episodic play of Deaf experiences, chronicles and reflections delivered through poetry, stories, and presentations in American Sign Language. Inspired by “Understanding Deaf Culture: In search of Deafhood” and “The Vagina Monologues”. Created by Ella Mae Lentz and produced by Deafhood Foundation.

Buy your tickets today.

The Deafhood Monologues is coming to Gallaudet University in Washington, DC on Thursday October 24 and Saturday, October 26, 2013! Both showtimes are at 7:30 pm. Buy your tickets ASAP! Buy online today.To buy tickets and for more information, click:

Deafhood Monologues web site: http://www.deafhoodmonologues.com/TDM/DC.html
And much gratitude to those sponsors:
ASL Presents
Gallaudet University Department of ASL and Deaf Studies
Oct 8 / admin

Deafhood Pedagogies Live Streamed!

Watch Paddy Ladd LIVE! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm PST, 9:30 pm EST

Internationally known Author and lecturer, Dr. Paddy Ladd will present on his most recent research and upcoming book on best practices in classrooms for the Deaf. Dr. Ladd has been identifying teaching methods and approaches that work and have proven success for the Deaf child in all areas of development. Dr. Ladd has written extensively on Deaf education and coined the term, “Deafhood”.

Event hosted at Klopping Theatre, California School for the Deaf

39350 Gallaudet Drive, Fremont, CA. Free admission!

See it live at  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/deafhood-pedagogies

Download the PDF:

PDF Deaf Pedagogies

Jul 2 / admin

Check out Deafhood workshops and classes coming up!

Here’s a long list of workshops, presentations and classes on Deafhood in the coming next few months. Grab the opportunity to go to one of these life-changing courses!

Check for the FULL listing at EVENTS page.

July 21-28th, 2013

Austin Deaf Club, Austin, TX

Deafhood 101 (30 hour) Class

Instructor:  Marvin Miller

Summary:  This course is based on Paddy Ladd’s powerfull book, Understanding Deaf Culture: In search of Deafhood.  This course will change how you see yourself, thin and act within your community and improve your relationship with the world for better.  Class fee: $220.

Contact Chriz Dally at Chriz@deafhoodfoundation.org to register or get more information.

 

August 1st to 2nd, 2013

Missouri Association of the Deaf (MoAD) Conference

The Future of Our People through Deafhood Lens

Presenter:  Marvin T. Miller

Summary:  Are you concerned about the future of our Deaf people and ASL? Who are we, really? Are we using our maximum potential as Deaf citizens on this Earth? If not, what are the obstacles that are preventing us from becoming the best possible people today and tomorrow? Are we doomed to be forever divided — Deaf oral, mainstreamed Deaf and Deaf schools? Or can we unify and become strong again? Marvin Miller will touch on how our search for Deafhood shapes us and empowers us to become liberated. Come to the workshop and be inspired.

Website: http://www.moadshowme.org/MoAD-Conference-2013.htm

 

August 23, 2013 from 6 to 9 pm

Goldberg Auditorium, UCSD Cancer Center, 2nd floor, San Diego, CA

Allies in Deafhood Community Workshop

Presenter:  Butch Zein

Summary:  As allies, we will explore deafness vs Deafhood, Colonialism, and Audism so we can reframe our thoughts.  Enlighten ourselves on the five dimensions of Deaf people and leave the workshop as stronger allies.  Tickets $15 in advance (no ticket sales at door).

Contact S. Kay Vincent at skay.vincent@gmail.com for tickets.

 

August 24-30th, 2013

Moores UCSD Cancer Center, 2nd floor,San Diego, CA

Deafhood 101 (30 hour) Class

Instructor:  Butch Zein

Summary:  This course is based on Paddy Ladd’s powerfull book, Understanding Deaf Culture: In search of Deafhood.  This course will change how you see yourself, thin and act within your community and improve your relationship with the world for better.  Class fee: $90.

Contact S. Kay Vincent at skay.vincent@gmail.com to reserve your spot in class.

And MORE on our EVENTS page.

 

May 24 / admin

Less Than Two Weeks to Tilden 5K/10K Event for Deaf Humanity

Hello All,

Less than TWO WEEKS for the Douglas Tilden 5K walk/run 10K run event at Golden Gate Park. Tickets are still at reduced price $31 for adults and $16 for children till May 31. After May 31 it will be $45 (same at door). Hurry and register to get the savings.

Our committee is working hard to make this a fun event for all with exciting entertainment after the walk / run is over. To get a preview of what is coming for entertainment see our new vlog/youtube on facebook (tildenwalkrun or Douglas Tilden 5K walk/run 10K Run) or any of the 5 organizations website.

 

If you want to join the walk or run go register at either www.DCARA.org or www.tilden5k.eventbrite.com .
PLEASE consider making a donation to show your support even if you don’t want to participate in the walk/run part of the event. We would greatly appreciate your support for “Celebrate Deaf” and “Celebrate Humanity”.
The committee wants to see you there to show your support and enjoy the event. Pass this on to all your friends and get them to join you.

Thanks,
Douglas Tilden 5k Walk/Run 10k Run Committee

Apr 23 / admin

Brief Introductions from the New Board Members

Ritchie R. Bryant

 

Melvin L. Patterson

 

Raja Rajeshwari

 

Timothy B. Riker

 

Terri Waddell-Motter

 

Apr 19 / admin

Update on Tilden 5/10K Walk and Run