Above is a graphic of the National Black Deaf Advocates poster for the Black Deaf Space event
being held in Salem at the Oregon Association of the Deaf.
Corey Burton, NBDA Executive Director of Rising Generations,
to speak on Black Deaf Space in Salem
The Oregon Association of the Deaf (OAD) is hosting a talk on Thursday, July 20, by Corey Burton, National Black Deaf Advocates (NADF) Executive Director of Rising Generations, in the OAD Office at the Oregon School for the Deaf, 999 Locust Street N.E. in Salem. The topic of Burton’s presentation is Black Deaf Space and it will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Pizza and beverages will be provided for attendees.
NBDA is the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans. For more than three decades, NBDA has been at the forefront of advocacy efforts for civil rights and equal access to education, employment, and social services on behalf of the Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the United States.
Rising Generations focuses on three programs: Youth Empowerment Summit (Y.E.S!), Collegiate Black Deaf Student Leadership Institute (CBDSLI), and Miss Black Deaf America Pageant (MBDAP). Black deaf youths are future leaders and are the NDAF’s rising generations.
The OAD’s mission is: We, the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens, realizing our value of mutual assistance and co-operation in matters essential to our general welfare and its mission to promote, protect, and preserve the civil rights and advocate to enhance the quality of life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Visit the OAD website for more information.