Sept 30th 2021 - Deaf Awareness Celebration
On September 30, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coalition of South Jersey hosted a "Deaf Awareness Webinar" to celebrate the complexities and accomplishments of the Deaf Community. In September, we celebrated Deaf Awareness Month, a time to cherish the rich cultural history of the Deaf community and continue the work of advocating for the rights of Deaf people everywhere.
We have four fantastic guest speakers who shared their experience living in Deaf culture: Melissa Draganac-Hawk, President of the National Association of the Deaf; Chris Harris, Deaf pastor of Solid Rock Church; Jody Bingham, 3rd generation deaf family who has two boys who can hear; and Mae Pogue, Child of Deaf adults.
We shared our victories as Deaf or Hard of Hearing people, celebrated our culture, heritage, and language uniqueness. We also recognized the achievements of deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals.