Thursday, October 2, 2008

30 more days to Deafhood workshop - have you registered? Cut off is October 15th!


30 more days to Deafhood workshop - have you registered? Cut off is October 15th!

When: November 1, 2008 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: GSLAD

2190 Creve Coeur Mill Road
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043 (google for directions there)

Cost?: NO CHARGE! and lunch is included

Topic?: MoAD's Presentation: In Search of Deafhood

A Deafhood Vision for a World...

* Where being Deaf is celebrated and never condemned.

* Where academic excellence in a natural Sign Language is critical and never compromised.

* Where Deaf-related concerns are "heard" and never ignored.

* Where false divisions among Deaf people are discarded and natural diversity is embraced.

Embrace Deafhood....

So our future generations can dream big, think deep, sign freely, and walk proudly as Deaf people.

This workshop will be conducted in American Sign Language by internationally known experts on Deafhood, Ella Mae Lentz and Genie Gertz.

Registration Deadline: October 15, 2008 - E-mail your request to Beth Williams, Registration Coordinator at - The seats are going fast... so hurry and register NOW! Make registration easier by registering before October 15th. We will e-mail you e-tickets for admission and lunch. No long lines needed. We e-mail you e-tickets between October 19th and 25th. Please bear with us as we process information and handling of e-tickets to a large number of attendees. We are excited about the upcoming workshop!

This Deafhood workshop is made possible by the following organizations listed:

* MoAD - Missouri Association of the Deaf -

*MCDHH - Missouri Commission of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -

*MOVRS/CSDVRS - Missouri Video Relay Service / Communication Services For the Deaf Video Relay Service -

*GSLAD - Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf -

*Deaf Images -

*Deaf Interlink -

*Sorenson Communications -

*RTR/DCC - St. Louis Metro Round Table Representatives on Deafness/ Deaf Community Center -

*GSLC - Greater St. Louis Chapter of MoAD -

*If you are interested in helping us defray the expenses as we keep the workshop open to deaf and hard of hearing people without charge to help us understand Deafhood. It is part of Missouri Association of the Deaf's objectives to help the deaf community be aware and be informed. MoAD has been actively and doing this advocacy since 1904. Please e-mail to Paul Kiel, Chairman at for consideration to help this project.

The Deafhood Committee of MoAD consists the following members:

Paul Kiel, Chairman
Beth Williams, Registration Coordinator
Mike Boyd, Logistics
Judy Benfield, Program Book
Nina Wilson, Hospitality
Ella Eakins, Finances
Missy Owoc, Committee member
Cathy Hall, Committee member

October 2, 2008