Tell me, please, Do you know of anything cool going on for Deaf Awareness week.
Or, do you even care?
According to NAD, Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) is the last full week (Sunday through Saturday) of September, in commemoration of the first World Congress of the Deaf held that week in 1951.
I have heard mixed things about these types of events. Do you care? Is anybody doing anything interesting?
I was just reminded of the “week” when Anthony Natale came in my search results:
“Evolution of a Cool Dude” Starring Antony Natale – September 25, 2008
“Evolution of a Cool Dude”
Deaf Awareness Week
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 7 p.m.
Highland High School Auditorium4301 East Guadalupe Road • Gilbert, Arizona 85234(Between Higley and Power Road)
Sponsored by Gilbert Public Schools ASL Clubs
Anthony Natale is known to moviegoers as the guy in the elevator during the pivotal scene from Jerry Maguire, signing “You complete me” to his partner. He starred as the older son in Mr. Holland’s Opus and was also seen in Children of a Lesser God. He had a lead role in USA Network movie His Bodyguard.
I would go to that if I lived in AZ.
But normally, I don’t hear much. Last year, when I had really only started learning about deafness, and the Deaf community. Not terribly exciting.
Is “Awareness” important? Is this a good thing to promote?