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Roots Out of a Dry Ground: The Life and Work of Andrew Foster

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on November 25, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Roots Out of a Dry Ground: The Life and Work of Andrew Foster

Opening on November 13, 2015, the Dyer Arts Center will host an exhibit about the late Andrew Foster. Foster, the first Deaf African-American to graduate from Gallaudet University with a bachelor’s degree, was proclaimed to be the ‘Father of Deaf Education in Africa’. This biographical exhibit will examine the pursuit of his missionary goals and his life’s work as a result. The exhibit will run until December 18, 2015. For more information, visit https://www.rit.edu/ntid/dyerarts.

RADSCC will be hosting their fourth annual Deaf-Mute Banquet, honoring Charles-Michel de l’Epee’s 303rd birthday, and Andrew Foster’s 90th birthday. The banquet will be held on November 13th from 5pm to 7pm, and tickets can be purchased at this link:

Reginald Redding Former MKSD Student Arrested for Assault at Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on April 22, 2010 at 11:06 PM Comments comments (3)

Reginald Redding, former MKSD student and current Director at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf was arrested and placed on investigatory leave after being charged with assault and kidnapping.


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Remember our constitution states that an individual who is accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty. 

The Clifford R. Rowley ASL Video Collection

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on April 2, 2010 at 12:44 PM Comments comments (0)

The ASL Access Video Collection of 200 videos translation children's stories, original ASL Poetry,  comedy, drama, and American classics, literature, and biographies is now available at the Morris County Library.


For more information, go here.

Claudia L. Gordon, Esq, former NBDA Vice President

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on March 30, 2010 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (6)

Despite various obstacles in America, individuals with disabilities comparatively have better opportunities here than in most other countries. Claudia L. Gordon, Esq. grew up in Jamaica, and when she went deaf at the age of eight, she was pulled from school because it was believed that her disability prevented her from learning. Shortly thereafter, Claudia’s mother brought her to the United States in search of opportunities for her daughter. 

 

 

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CLAUDIA L. GORDON, ESQ.

Senior Policy Advisor

Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Washington, DC

 

Dr. Claudia L. Gordon is a Senior Policy Advisor with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. In this role, she provides legal and policy advice on the full breadth of civil rights and civil liberties issues the Department faces, including, but not limited to, the application of Federal laws relating to the rights of people with disabilities to DHS policies.

 

 

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Former NBDA Vice President Appointed by the Obama Admin

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on March 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM Comments comments (1)

Claudia Gordon, former NBDA Vice President, has been appointed as Special Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). NBDA congratulations Claudia Gordon on her appointment.

Briana Johnson and Aarron Loggins make Gallaudet proud with roles as Miss and Mr. Black Deaf America

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on March 28, 2010 at 4:47 PM Comments comments (0)

Undergraduate Briana Johnson and alumnus Aarron Loggins have made Gallaudet proud by becoming Miss and Mr. Black Deaf America. Judges awarded the titles during the 2009 National Black Deaf Advocates Conference held this summer in Scottsdale, Ariz.


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