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DEAF AND HOH PUBLIC FORM

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on March 20, 2019 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Public Forums

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

and

The State Rehabilitation Council

Present the Following 2019 Public Forums

 

Date

 

Location

 

Time

 

 

Wednesday, April 3

(Registration Deadline March 27)

(MERCER) The Talking Book & Braille Center – Conference room

2300 Stuyvesant Avenue

Trenton, NJ  08611

 

10 am – 12 pm

 

Wednesday, April 10

(Registration Deadline April 3)

(CAMDEN) Camden County 1 –Stop

2600 Mt. Ephraim Ave – Suite 103 (Auditorum)

Camden, NJ  08104

           1pm to 3 pm

 

Wednesday, April 17

(Registration Deadline April 10)

(ESSEX) JVS (Jewish Vocational Service)

354 Eisenhower Parkway Plaza 1 – Ste 2850

Livingston, NJ  07039

10am – 12 pm

 

Wednesday, April 24

(Registration Deadline April 17)

(WARREN) Warren County Community College

Room E110

1st Floor – East Wing

475 NJ-57

Washington, NJ  07882

1pm – 3pm

Wednesday, May 29st


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum

(Trenton)The Talking Book & Braille Center

Conference room

2300 Stuyvesant Avenue

Trenton, NJ  08611

1pm - 3pm

 

The purpose for these Public Forums is:

To discuss, explore and identify legislative initiatives needed to enable more individuals with significant disabilities to gain and maintain meaningful employment;

To assess the needs of people with disabilities in their quest for employment; and

 

 

 

 

 

To discuss Service provision to individuals with Autism, ID/DD, Mental Health Issues

 

Online registration required: http://njgov/labor/lwdhome/content/electronicforms/publicforums.html

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the New Director of DDHH April 26, 2019

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on March 20, 2019 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Meet the new Director of DDHH. 

Meeting is open to the public.  Interpreters and CART will be provided.  Agenda to be announced

Interpreters of Color (ITOC) Recruitment Announcement

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on November 20, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello, I’m James Mallory Wiggins, I was State screened in 1992 and later went on to become nationally certified through RID. My motivation for interpreting is from my adopted father Howard; he instilled in me the importance of being accurate in my interpretation and trusted me to lead the way when he needed his voice heard - this led me to where I am today.

I’ve been interpreting for the past 20 years. As a group (ITOC and Allies), my goal is to see us RISE and expand and to see more of us, especially in Leadership roles and in the field of interpreting. I would encourage everyone to do a little bit; as a person of color I know the challenges that are laid before us and that are presented to us, and yet, that has never stopped us from pushing forward.

The question I would ask other members of color is, are you part of the problem or part of the solution? Please consider joining us in making momentous changes that we want to see reflected in our beautiful DIVERSE world.


Theaters Arts for Deaf People of Color

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on March 3, 2016 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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This unique one-week leadership training program is designed specifically for deaf people of color who are interested in professional and/or leisure participation in deaf theaters.

Explore the history of deaf theater and its cultural contexts

Practice theatrical expression

Gain knowledge and skills in actor movement

Increase physical awareness for stage work

Learn character development for the stage

Develop play production skills

Tuition: $837*

Lead instructor: Fred Beam, founder of Invisible Hands, International, Inc.

Registration deadline: June 6, 2016

Registration questions: [email protected]

 

* Financial assistance is available for tuition and housing.

Contact [email protected].

 

Note: Check-in is Sunday, June 19 by noon for an afternoon orientation. Check-out is Saturday morning, June 25.


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:

NATIONAL BLACK DEAF ADVOCATES Third Biennial Eastern Regional Conference

Posted by New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates on May 4, 2010 at 4:11 PM Comments comments (0)

NATIONAL BLACK DEAF ADVOCATES

Third Biennial Eastern Regional Conference Hosted by Philadelphia Black Deaf Advocates

“It’s our Move: A Challenge for Change“

August 6– 8, 2010

Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel Philadelphia

1701 Locust St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Events include: Opening Night Reception Workshops, Exhibition Booths, Dinner, Entertainment and More


Click links for registration/accomodation forms:


Registration                                                    Accommodations                                             Registration Brochure

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.


Read the full article here.

 

 

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


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Wednesday, May 29 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, Jun 1 at 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday, Jun 7 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, Jun 14 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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