The Deafhood and Allies workshop is making its way back to Harper! Please join us on Friday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m with facilitator, Marvin Miller from the Deafhood Foundation.

  • Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch provided)
  • Location: Building D, Room D276
  • Facilitators: Marvin Miller, Deafhood Foundation and Elke Weinbrenner, Liberal Arts
  • CEUs: 0.6
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Due to the incredible feedback we received last year, we are offering additional materials and extending the time of the workshop to allow more dialogue and activities as part of this interactive learning process. At Harper, the idea of collaborating across groups to address students’ needs is becoming a growing trend. We want to continue with these dialogues:

  • How do I work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, faculty, and staff?
  • What does Deaf Space on campus mean?
  • How does the concept of Deafhood and Allies affect my role on Harper Campus?
  • What does colonialism in Deaf history mean and how does this apply to Harper?
  • How does language deprivation occur among the Deaf children?
  • What happened in the year of 1880, which is now considered a dark age in Deaf history?
  • How can we reframe our current bias with the Deaf people on campus to become better allies? How does your privilege affect the process of becoming an ally?

The dialogues will bring fresh perspectives to your roles here at Harper. This workshop will create an excellent foundation to build on in the upcoming Academy for Teaching Excellence events: Creating an Accessible Learning Environment for Students with Disabilities GEC and Writing Strategies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students workshop.

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, academy@harpercollege.edu.