August 31, 2021
Black Deaf History in Canada: Why is there not enough?
Hosted by Ryerson University, Ryerson University School of Disability Studies
The School of Disability Studies at X University invites you to attend an online presentation and panel discussion with Dr. Jenelle Rouse and her research team titled, “Black Deaf History in Canada: Why is there not enough?” This event will explore why Black Deaf history in Canada has not been documented or discussed.
Other than Evelyne Gounetenzi’s (2015) published report Multiculturalism and the Deaf, there is no documentation on the sign languages, experiences, and history of Black Deaf Canadians.
To both document and contribute to Black Deaf history and culture, Dr. Jenelle Rouse is working with a multidisciplinary Black, Deaf-led Canadian research team on a long-term research project. For this event, the research team will present their plans and experiences on uncovering these histories, followed by a discussion and Q&A.
There will be ASL-English interpretation and live captioning. Please contact Avital Cherniawsky (email@example.com) for access inquiries. Deaf Interpretation or LSQ interpretation requests need to be made at least 2 weeks before the event.