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Discover Deafhood. 

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

Deafhood 201 (April)

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

Online (Zoom)

Deafhood 101 (April)

April 22 to 30th. Saturdays & Sundays. 10a to 4p CST

Online (Zoom)

Incorporating AntiAudist Practices Professionally

April 22, 2023 (Saturday). 9a to 4p CST w/ one hour break.

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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