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Allies in Deafhood Workshop

November 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about Deafhood, colonizations (linguistic and welfare colonialism), and how to become a better ally. Deafhood is described as a journey that each Deaf person undertakes to discover their true identity and purpose here on Earth as a deaf person. This journey is for anybody who is what George Venditz calls “first and foremost, people of the eye.”

We are visually oriented in dealing with the environment. We feel most at ease using a signed language rather than a spoken language.

The word, “Audism,” was coined in 1975 by Dr. Tom Humphries, a Deaf scholar currently working at the University of California in San Diego. Audism describes the behavior and/or attitude of an individual, profession, or institution that believes that being hearing is superior to being Deaf. (http://deafhoodfoundation.org/what-is-deafhood)

Facilitators: Elke Weinbrenner and Rich Johnson, Professors in Liberal Arts

CEUs: 0.3



November 4, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Academy for Teaching Excellence


Building W, Room W218


Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation or who have questions about physical access may contact the event host or Access and Disability Services at ads@harpercollege.edu, 847.925.6266, at least two weeks in advance of the event date.

Academy for Teaching Excellence Workshop Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Academy for Teaching Excellence may have to cancel a workshop due to circumstances beyond our control. With the exception of instructor illness and inclement weather, the decision to cancel a workshop will be made 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of the workshop. In the event of a cancellation, the Academy will make every effort to notify registered participants via their Harper College email account. If you have a concern about a workshop you have registered for being cancelled, please contact academy@harpercollege.edu or call 847.925.6174.