Houston Deaf Awareness Week was BACK in Houston after a decade of sitting underneath a rock. For the last decade Houston has not really had a deaf awareness week to expose our culture, our language, our self being into the deaf community. But “THANKS” to this particular group of people who were very active in bringing this back. I had the luxury of attending the event on Saturday, and I have to say I was FLOORED! It was great seeing alot of old faces I haven’t seen in years and of course some faces I have seen here and there. There were 28 booths all from the Houston area demonstrating their product and services that they provide. This was definitely a breath of fresh air that we needed to do.
Bringing back D.A.W. was one step closer to bringing the Houston Deaf Community back together into unity. We have for so long been so divided and now each time we are moving toward to one step being unified. At the event, they had door prizes, booths from different vendors/services, they even had the City Of Houston Health Department come out and offer Flu shots for those who needed them. As well they had a variety of performances provided by different individuals which made this event a worthwhile and memorable event.
So in hand, for this wonderful great event – I truly need to recognize those who really have rolled up their sleeves and helped to put this together to make this happen! So a BIG THANK YOU goes to :
Kathy Walters – Chairperson
So now! I am definitely looking forward to a “BIGGER” and “BETTER” Deaf Awareness Week event next year! So hope to see you again next year! *hands waving!*
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