New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates

NJBDA Promoting Advocacy and Self-Sufficiency

about us

Our Mission: 
  • To always inform ourselves and the community about the rights and responsibilities of Black Deaf citizens; 
  • to identify, examine and disseminate information related to the impact of social, economic, educational, health, political and religious issues through the medium of panels, lectures and workshops;
  • and to encourage increased leadership development and job opportunities for Black Deaf persons throughout New Jersey and to further their potential.



Meetings are held the first Saturday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at:

 New Jersey School for the Deaf, Katzenbach Campus

Museum Building #30
Community Room 320 Sullivan Way,
West Trenton, NJ 08625

Contact: Andrian Foote, President at or the site administrator through the CONTACT US page link above.


The History of BDA

To read how it all started, go here

How we Got Started

NJBDA was formed in August, 1996 and Incorporated in 1997

Upcoming Events

Friday, Mar 6 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, Mar 7 at 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday, Mar 13 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Mar 14 at 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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