ASGCLA and the Friends of Library Deaf Action (FOLDA) will host a Deaf Culture Forum in Philadelphia PA on Friday January 24, 2020 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. There is no charge, but seats are limited, and pre-registration is required.
The half day program will feature presenters to introduce topics including history and awareness of deaf culture, deaf education, libraries and deaf communities, and organizations and government agencies for the deaf. Forum participants will listen, learn, and discuss issues that impact future library services for deaf individuals from diverse backgrounds. Everyone will have an opportunity to participate in discussions after presentations. The Forum will identify common concerns and priorities to encourage collaboration for action.
The planning team for the Deaf Culture Forum includes Carrie Banks, ASGCLA President-Elect, Alice Hagemeyer, of FOLDA, Alec McFarlane, of National Literary Society for the Deaf, Jeannette Smithee, ASGCLA Interim Executive Director.