SAVE THE DATE – Deaf Culture Forum

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. Contact Jeannette Smithee ( at ASGCLA if you are interested in participating in this important dialog.

The half-day Forum at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting will feature presentations and conversations to encourage connections and collaboration between the library community and the deaf community. Attendees from the library community will represent libraries of all types that provide services with and for individuals with various levels of hearing. Attendees from the deaf community will represent schools and organizations providing services and advocacy for the deaf. The Forum will identify common concerns and priorities and 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.


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