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Melvin "Mel" Patterson explains the meaning of Deafhood. Click for transcript.

Deafhood 201 (June)

June 3rd to 11th. Saturdays & Sundays. 10a to 4p CST

Online (Zoom)

Reframing Refresher

June 3, 2023 (Saturday) from 9a to 4p

Online (Zoom)

Allies in Deafhood (Sept)

Sept 28, 2023. 5:30p to 8:30 p CST.

Online (Zoom)


Dr. Paddy Ladd, author of Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood (2003), coined the word Deafhood to describe wholesome ways of being Deaf in spite of medicalized attitudes, discrimination, and oppression. He presented a framework to understand our past, work within the present and plan for the future which the Deafhood Institute works to further. To learn more about his work, please go to Dr. Paddy's Corner.

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