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

Deafhood 101 (Feb) In-Person

February 9 to February 12, 2023. 6p - 9p EST Thurs/ Fri and 9a - 5p EST Sat/Sun

In-Person! Atlanta, Georgia

Deafhood 201 (April)

March 28th to April 26th 2023. 6p to 8p CST

Online (Zoom)

Allies in Deafhood (Mar)

March 30, 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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