Self-Advocacy: Deaf History Month

Apr 6, 2022

#DeafHistoryMonth is all about uplifting the rich and unique stories of deaf people around the world. In the U.S., specifically, deaf people have led movements to push for systemic change. Such changes require collaboration, and there’s no better time to collaborate than during Deaf History Month! This month reminds us of the importance of advocating for ourselves and work together to accomplish our goals—both collectively and individually. Can you name some of those famous movements? #themoreyouknow

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A middle-aged woman has dark brown wavy hair and wears a red jumper. She has small dangly earrings and a white beaded necklace. She signs.


There have been deaf community activist, movements and protests, all over the country, encouraging deaf people of all identities to work together, collaborating for systemic change, pressing those in power to pay attention to us.

In order to accomplish our goals, those in power must give us the space and freedom to unpack and explore our knowledge, understanding, values and our own organic experiences.

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A teal circle animates as Naomi’s image fades away. 2 banners appear with text: “Self Advocacy: Deaf History Month.”

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