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

Deafhood 101 (Sept-Oct)

Sept 13 to Oct 14th 6p to 8p

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Allies in Deafhood (Sept)

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

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The Future of Deaf People

October 16, 2023 from 6p to 8p CT

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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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