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National Deaf People of Color Conference July 21-24, 2016 Texas School for the Deaf 1102 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704

Beyond Lens: Intersectional Identities

Welcome Letter


July 8, 2016

Dear Conference Participants, On behalf of the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) Governing Board, faculty, staff and students I welcome you to the 2016 National People of Color Conference. We hope that you have an inspirational and enjoyable conference and that you get an opportunity to explore our beautiful campus and the Austin area. This national conference is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet and address this year’s theme “To Explore Intersectionality Through New Lenses.” We all know that, more than ever, we are becoming more diversified, moving toward a mosaic community where all of our backgrounds are being respected and cherished. It is my hope that each one of you will leave TSD and Austin with tools of knowledge and skills on how to be fully aware of opportunities to lead your own lives in all walks of life. Exploring new ideas and growing roots to nurture your own and the wings to fly in every area you do. TSD is delighted to host this National People of Color Conference. I want to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins, Russell West, and Wilmonda McDevitt for their support, and of course Dr. Laurene Simms for her incredible leadership with the assistance of Wendy Wiatrowski and the four committee members, De’Lasha Singleton, Miki Smith, Lisa Guerra and Sisakoth Chhun for their planning and organization. We look forward to our active learning and participation with you in our unique community. Best Regards,

Claire Bugen Superintendent

1102 South Congress Avenue


Austin, Texas 78704


Fax: 512.462.5313


Sisakoth Chhun

Lisa Guarra

De’Lasha Singleton

Miki Smith

Roy Jones Volunteer Coordinator

Payal Sweet Media Coordinator

The National Deaf People of Color is hosting the Fourth Triennial National Conference at Texas School for the Deaf in Austin,Texas from July 21-24, 2016. This year’s conference theme is "Beyond Your Lens: Intersectional Identities.” The conference focuses on strengthening the educational, cultural, social, civil, and economic advancement of deaf/hard of hearing people of color and the importance of continuing their education as a means of empowerment begins on Thursday evening.

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DWC Herstory

Leticia Arellano

Thuan Nguyen-Larik

Francisca Rangel

Laurene Simms

The DWC's HerStory began in fall 2005 when Leticia Arellano, Thuan Nguyen-Lakrik, Francisca Rangel, and Laurene Simms gathered at a lunch meeting at Gallaudet University. They expressed and shared their concerns about the apparent lack of support and unity among Deaf women of color. Also, they learned that there is a need for people of color to unite as a group. They decided to meet regularly and created an organization [GU1] , the Deaf Women of Color, Inc. As a result of their hard work and united vision, the ladies hosted a one-day workshop designed for the Deaf women of color at the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School lounge room at Gallaudet University on Saturday, March 4, 2005. The logo, as shown above, illustrated the byline of the workshop which was, “We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.” (author unknown [GU2] ). The primary topic of the workshop was “Multiple Identities: Deaf, Race and Cultural.” The participants claimed that the workshop was a powerful eye-opening experience and a true awakening. Two years later, on March 1-2, 2007, a second workshop was held at Ole Jim at Gallaudet University. The purpose was to empower Deaf women of color. The conference spanned two days, and also included a performance called the “Moving Manicured Hands.” A troupe of eleven Deaf women from the DC area put on a show about their personal experiences as Deaf women of color. Both the workshop and the performance were a huge success. In April 2008, Monique Holt, the director of the theatre, decided to hold the Deaf Women of Color Monologues at Gallaudet University to raise money for the DWC. The members of the DWC participated in the monologues in which they shared their experiences and backgrounds as Deaf women of color. Francisca, Laurene, Thuan, and Leticia hosted the Dancing with the Gallaudet Stars (DWGS) twice at previous conferences, with the money raised for the National Deaf People of Color (NDPC). The success of the DWGS entertainment program has enabled the DWC founders to realize their dream of establishing the NDPC and hosting successive NDPC conferences. Throughout the meetings and workshops during the year 2007, Leticia also acted as a co-coordinator of the Deaf Latino Conference in Washington, DC; Laurene was the chair of the first National Deaf People of Color Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana; and Leticia and Francisca were the co-coordinators for the first Deaf Latino Youth Leadership conference in Washington, DC. Thuan was the chair of the 2nd triennial National Deaf People of Color Conference, which was held in Portland, Oregon on June 24th-27th, 2010. 4

Presenters “Color of Violence: Addressing Harm, Accountability, and Healing” “HERstory: Understanding Violence from the Eyes of Women”

Mabilu Barron

“Intersectional Identities: Site of Decolonization and Resistance”

Carla García-Fernández

“DPOC in Academic Fieldworks”

Lynn “Lina” Hou and Rezenet Moges-Riedel

Modern Day Freak Show: Challenging Ableism Within the Black/Brown Communities

Najma Johnson

“Fostering Unity Through Collective Development”

Isidore Niyongabo


Presenters “Inclusion of Deaf Persons of Color in Educational Materials: the Dr. Andrew Foster Story”

Joel Runnels

Documentary film : “Climbing the Avalanche”

Laurene Simms

“Where Are the Interpreters of Color?: Understanding Racial Diversity within Interpreting Training Programs”

William Garrow, PhD, MJ Jones, Tyler Pugeda, Jasmine Ruffin, and Lissa Stapleton, PhD “White Privileges”

Mickie Brunton, Shira Grabelsky, Raychelle Harris & Summer Loffler 6

Workshop Schedule Thursday, July 21 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Registration/Check in

Deaf Smith Center

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Opening Ceremony - dinner will be provided

Deaf Smith Center


On your own

Friday, July 22 7:30am – 8:45am

Continental breakfast

Deaf Smith Center

7:30am – 8:45am


Deaf Smith Center

9:30am – 10:45am

Carla Garcia-Fernandez (POC only) Intersectional Identities: Site of Decolonization and Resistance Mickie Brunton, Shira Grabelsky, Raychelle Harris & Summer Loffler White Privileges

10:45am –11:00am 11:00am – 12:15pm 12:15pm – 1:45pm 1:45pm – 3:00pm 3:00pm – 3:15pm

Break Laurene Simms Documentary film: “Climbing Avalanche” Food truck lunch with Crazy Crepe Malibu Hess-Barron Color of Violence: Addressing Harm, Accountability, and Healing


Break Najma Johnson Modern Day Freak Show: Challenging Ableism within the Black/Brown Communities Break Joel Runnels Inclusion of Deaf Persons of Color in Educational Materials: the Dr. Andrew Foster Story Dinner on your own

7:30am – 8:45am

Continental breakfast

3:15pm – 4:30pm 4:30pm – 4:45pm 4:45pm – 6:00pm

9:00am – 10:15am 10:15am – 10:30am 10:30am – 11:45am 11:45am – 1:15pm 1:15pm – 2:30pm 2:30pm – 2:45pm 2:45pm – 4:00pm 4:00pm – 6:30pm 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Deaf Smith Center Cafeteria

Deaf Smith Center TSD Campus Deaf Smith Center

Deaf Smith Center

Deaf Smith Center

Saturday, July 23

Deaf Smith Center

William Garrow, PhD, MJ Jones, Tyler Pugeda, Jasmine Ruffin and Lissa Stapleton, PhD Where Are the Interpreters of Color?: Understanding Racial Diversity within Interpreting Training Programs Break Isidore Niyongabo Fostering Unity Through Collective Development Lunch Lina Chao and Rezenet Moges-Riedel DPOC in Academic Fieldworks Break Malibu Hess-Barron HERstory: Understanding Violence from the Eyes of Women On your own Gathering – to be announced at the conference


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9. Ruth Seeger Gym 10A. Gamblin Field 10B. Concession Stand 11. TSD Clock Tower 12. LeRoy Colombo Swim Center 13. TSD Gym 14. R.L. Davis Auditorium 15. Deaf Smith Center (DSC) 16. Cottage 570 Day Students

















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42. Lewis Hall 43. High School 44. Koen Hall 45. Kleberg Building 46. Residential (A,B) 47. Interns (A,B,C,D)

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A Special Thanks to Our Individual Donors Aboud Alkathiri Claire Bugen Stacey DeLuane Monica Gallego Lynn Hou Summer Loeffler Elena Ruiz John Serrano Laurene Simms Joanne Smith Payal Sweet Wendy Wiatrowski www.linguabee.com


A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors Platinum Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Community Sponsor


Restaurants in the TSD neighborhoods Crazy Crepes, 3103 S Lamar Blvd, Deaf-owned business, which has discovered taste as a universal language that transcends barriers to communication by offering succulent savory and sweet crepes with a modern European twist. DOC’S, 1123 S. Congress. Fun local hangout with a good mix of food choices. El Mercado,1302 S. First, Tasty traditional menu of Tex-Mex vittles and delicious margaritas. Enoteca Vespaio Restaurant, 1610 S. Congress, Inventive Italian cuisine in a setting reminiscent of a neighborhood trattoria. Freebirds World Burrito, 515 S. Congress, A restaurant all about huge burritos, cycling, and recycling. This is not just a place to eat. Guero’s Taco Bar, 1412 S. Congress, Bustling South Austin Mexican joint wins presidential patronage. Lucky Robot, 1303 S. Congress, Offers Japanese fast food specializing in healthy dishes that meet the criteria for the Heart Smart program. Gourdough’s, (Trailer) 1503 S. First, Over-the-top gourmet doughnuts, ‘nuff said. Home Slice Pizza, 1415 S. Congress, Casual counter service, small, classic Hopdoddy Burger Bar, 1400 S. Congress, Hip spot for designer burgers Jo’s , 1300 S. Congress, This hip hangout serves rich espresso and some of the best baked goods in town. (MENTION ABOUT 10% off ) Magnolia Café South, 1920 S. Congress, Eclectic 24-hour diner serving America, Tex-Mex and breakfast Odd Duck, 1201 S. Lamar, Full restaurant serving brunch, lunch and dinner inspired by the Texas season using local ingredients showcasing relationships between chefs and the farmers South Congress Cafe, 1600 S. Congress, Chic Southwestern cuisine in a retro Jetsons-like atmosphere suits this trendy neighborhood.
 Threadgill’s World Headquarters, 301 W Riverside Dr., Southern home cooking that would make your mother proud, such as chicken-fried steak, meat loaf and a huge veggie selection for herbivores. Torchy’s Tacos, 1822 S. Congress, Fastest growing small chain fast food restaurants serving damn good tacos






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CSD wishes everyone a productive time at the National Deaf People of Color conference.

We welcome you as partners in our #CSDWorks efforts to address high un/underemployment in the deaf/hard of hearing community. Join us at CSD.org/works to see how you can help!


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