Posts Tagged ‘Deaf Culture’

Spaghetti Dinner and Magic Performance By Matt Morgan

Click to view/download the flyer (in pdf format): MDA Spaghetti Dinner & Performance

MDA Spaghetti Dinner & Performance

Please invite your friends and family! There is an event created on Facebook that you can also share and invite your friends!

Please come and support Deaf Youth Camp while enjoying yourself with delicious dinner and a fun show!! See you there!!


Deaf comedian CJ Jones is coming to make us laugh!

March 23, 2010 5 comments

Deaf comedian CJ Jones is coming to Michigan State University!

Day: Thursday, April 1, 2010
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: MSU (exact location TBA)
Cost: FREE!

UPDATE on Location & time: The event will be held in 118 Psychology on MSU’s campus. Doors open at 7pm.
Hat-tip to commenter Cidney Goldston

CJ is CEO, producer, director, writer, actor, comedian, musician, and motivational speaker. He has traveled with the National Theatre of the Deaf and toured with “Children of a Lesser God” on Broadway. He has also appeared on NBC’s “Frasier,” ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights,” the PBS television shows “Sesame Street” and “Rainbow’s End,” and was the host of “Happy Hands Kids Klub.” His latest job was a “voice over” for a Deaf Indian (played by a hearing actor) in a movie called “PathFinder” from 20th Century Fox. (From his website at

Hat tip to Katie Hosmer, MSU Deaf Education Major.

Meeting Announcement – DODHH Rules and Regulations

Dear members of the Deaf Community,

Please attend this important meeting on Thursday Friday if you are able to because it is related to the procedures and regulations of the new interpreter law and your input/comment are critical for them to hear from you during the public comments – as well as sharing information with the Deaf Community on what went on during the meeting.

Thank you,

Click to download the flyer (pdf format): DODHH – March 26 Rules Meeting Public Announcment pdf doc

If you cannot open the document:

DATE: March 17, 2010
TO: Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing, Interpreter and Hearing Community
FROM: Sheryl D. Emery, M.A.
Director, Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
SUBJECT: DODHH Rules and Regulations meeting – March 26, 2010

Meeting Announcement – DODHH Rules and Regulations

DODHH Rules and Regulations committee meeting for
PA 204, The Deaf Persons’ Interpreter Act

** Meeting documents will only be available for download at in the “Events” section **

****New Location & Time****

Date: March 26, 2010
Time: 8:30AM – 2:00PM
Location: Peckham Headquarters
2nd Floor – Beech/Oak rooms
3510 Capital City Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906-2012
** Located on the grounds of Lansing Capital City Airport**

Public comment will be heard on the afternoon agenda, time limits for comments will apply.
**Please note that public comment for this meeting is not the formal public comment that will occur during the formal public hearing of the rules draft.

Please be aware that there may be limited public seating at the meeting location and the committee lunch hour is closed to the public. There is a full service cafeteria onsite.

Sign language interpreters and real time captioning (CART) will be provided. Should you need additional reasonable accommodations for the meeting, please contact the DODHH at 877-499-6232 no later than March 23, 2010.

MDA Board of Directors Meeting, March 27, 2010 – Open To Public

March 23, 2010 2 comments

Michigan Deaf Association, Inc will be holding a board meeting in Flint.

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Flint Association of the Deaf
4156 Holiday Dr
Flint, MI 48507

Click here for directions to FAD.

Feel free to come and observe. Public comments also will be allowed (in the afternoon, after the old business and officers’ reports).


February 10, 2010 4 comments

From Katie Hosmer, MSU Student:

Looks like we’re back in business! Sorry for the repetition…


This Friday at 9:30, the Board of Trustees will be meeting on the fourth floor of the Admin building at MSU. Come at 8:30 and bring your signs!

At 9:00 we’ll head up to the meeting. It is imperative that as many of us show as possible—the BoT must know that this is important for Deaf and signing communities in Michigan! Stay if you can for three wonderful speakers:

Scot Pott, President of the MDA
Melissa Rich, representative of the Deaf community
Natalie Grupido, an instructor at MSD

Bring friends! Park at Breslin, it’s cheaper. If you want to plan a carpool or need a ride, contact Katie Hosmer at We will try to make sure everyone who wants to be there can be there.


Keep up the email blitz! A trustee approached a working interpreter and mentioned they had never received so many emails in support of a program before… don’t slow down! Copy the following emails in to your mail client and send them a one sentence reason why they should keep the deaf ed program open!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


Talk to a friend who doesn’t know anything about sign language or deaf ed and explain how important this is. The more people we can get to show up to meetings, email the board, and spread the correct information the more likely we are to get MSU’s attention!

Also, sign up for our email list at

Save Deaf Ed at MSU | Google Groups

Updates On LCC & BoT Meetings To Save MSU Deaf Ed/ASL Classes

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment

From Katie Hosmer, MSU student:

Hi everyone!

I apologize if this is the second time you’ve gotten this message but it seems that several people failed to receive it the first time I tried sending it (last Thursday)

Last Wednesday, we had a meeting at LCC to discuss our next steps in saving Deaf Ed and ASL at MSU. If you were unable to attend, here’s a brief summary:

We designated 6 committees to plan our upcoming events. (PLEASE email me at if you would like to join any of these so I can add you to the emailing list!)

1. “B.o.T.” Board of Trustees meeting – which is when?! FRIDAY, FEB. 12 meeting starts at 9:30 AM 🙂
2. “The Rock” – this group is in charge of planning a date to paint the famous rock at MSU, writing on sidewalks with chalk, etc.
3. “Propaganda” – flyers, postcards, etc. to be spread everywhere on campus!
4. “Vlog” – email us letters, speeches, whatever you’ve got!
5. “Special Sit-Ins” – we will be crowding unexpected rooms on MSU’s campus at any given time… email for more info 😉
6. “Media” – we need any and all media contacts we can possibly get!

Also, we have decided that our official slogan will be, “No Deaf Child Left Behind” (as you may have seen on the flyers and posters at the rally)

LASTLY, I apologize for the repetition but it’s imperative that I keep reminding everyone…

B.o.T. meeting THIS FRIDAY! Please come EARLY with signs, posters, or banners to carry while marching around the Hannah Administration Building. We will start at 8:30 a.m. Thanks again, I can’t wait to see you all there!

Reminder: MSU Board of Trustees Meeting Friday, February 12, 2010

February 8, 2010 2 comments

Save Deaf-Ed! MSU Board of Trustees Meeting

Date: Friday, February 12, 2010
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Hannah Administration Building – 4th floor
City/Town: East Lansing, MI


We need all the support we could receive for this upcoming BoT meeting to save the Deaf Education Program & ASL classes.

An event has been created for this BoT on Facebook that you can invite your friends and family to attend this meeting, but you must log in to be able to see this:

For latest updates & information: KEEP DEAF-ED MAJOR AT MSU!

NOTE: After this post, I will remove the old email subscription (“Subscribe to Michigan Deaf Community by Email”) so please make sure you have already subscribed – either by the new Email Subscription feature or the RSS feed.