Untold Stories of Black Deaf Men – Feb 25th at UH

Submitted by: Sharon Hill | Email: shill@uh.edu | URL: http://asli2012.eventbrite.com/

UH ASL Interpreting Program Presents: The Untold Stories of Black Deaf Men. Learn from this Panel Discussion featuring Black Deaf men sharing their experiences and struggles being Deaf in America.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: 2-4pm

Location: UH Main Campus
Refreshments immediately following the event.

{Note: CEUs NOT offered this year.}

Distinguished Panel Members:
Mr. Marcus Sylvestor is a graduate of Barbara Jordan High School in Houston and he attended the Rochestor Institute of Technology (RIT).

Mr. Rodney van Manen is a graduate of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) located on Gallaudet campus (Washington, DC). Currently, he works as the UH ASLI language tutor.

Mr. John Marcelle received his first Master’s degree in theological studies in 2001. In 2007, he completed his second Master’s degree in Deaf Studies & Deaf Education. He has been employed as an Educator of the Deaf for nearly a decade.

Mr. Willie Woodson, Jr. was the first Deaf person to successfully complete a program at Lamar University in 1976. In 1995, he spearheaded the creation of the Black Deaf Advocates (the Houston chapter) and went on to serve as an officer on the city and national level of this organization.

Mr. Tyran Lee is the founder of the Deaf Youth Program for the City of El Paso. Currently, he works as an ASL Instructor at Atascocita High School. He serves on the Governor’s Board for the Texas School of the Deaf (TSD) in Austin.

Panel Moderator:
Sharon G. Hill, MBA
DARS BEI Master Level
Assistant Professor, UH ASL Interpreting Program

Registration required to attend – cost is FREE! Use the link provided to register for a ticket.

Flyer for Feb 2012.pdf (182 KB)

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