Gallaudet University: Is ASL too White?
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CBO: Lecture Series #1: “Is ASL Too White?”
Announcing Lecture Series #1, presented by a team of the interim Chief Bilingual Officer (Laurene Simms) and the interim Chief Diversity officer (Elizabeth Moore) titled: Is ASL too white? While unsettling to some, this title authentically reflects the beliefs of professionals and other citizens who are Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). Unfortunately, historically and even today, professionals in the fields of Deaf Studies, Deaf Education and Sign Language Interpreting are white and they do not adequately reflect the background characteristics of the Deaf persons who they serve. As such, white ASL professionals have controlled the development of ASL curriculum, standards, teaching and research methodologies that do not incorporate the values, beliefs and needs of BIPOC. To address this void, these webinar series will openly address and confront issues of racism, audism, linguistic oppression, and ethnicity. Please join us! Throughout the webinars, panels of scholars and researchers of color will come together to share insights, experiences and collaborate to explore solutions for these issues to ensure a diverse and equitable profession for everyone.
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:00 pm -1:30 pm (EST)
Questions? contact Laurene.Simms@gallaudet.edu