ASL & Deaf History Month

Two people, one African American and one white, with their head leaning against each other. There is an audio implant device in the white individual head and both individuals have danellions that are growing into their heads. The background is roses.

OCC is excited to celebrate ASL & Deaf History Month from March 13 - April 15. Read on to see all the ways we are celebrating throughout the month! 

March 13-April 15

Deaf Professionals

Learn about the contributions of Deaf professionals to various academic disciplines and careers

Wednesday, March 17

What do we really do


Zoom and M345

A discussion about pre, during, and post preparation for professional ASL-English interpreters and the people (both Deaf and non-deaf) that use their services.

Meeting ID: 886 8827 0148

Passcode: 174969

Thursday, March 25

Deaf History Trivia


Zoom and @onondagacc on Instagram 

Test your knowledge of Deaf History with the ASL Club!

Meeting ID: 850 4271 6057

Passcode: 622934

Monday, March 29

The Legitimacy of Disability Selective Abortions: The Impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Microsoft Teams

Dr. Smitha Nizar, Visiting Scholar at Syracuse University, examines the practice of disability selective abortions in light of international law and the need to uphold basic rights for people with disabilities

Join the event! 

Monday, April 5

Meet the Deaf New Americans: The Overcomers


Zoom and M345

Deaf New Americans from around the world face many issues and difficulties adapting to new live here in the United States. The difficulties include learning new languages (ASL and English), new cultures, struggles with equal access to native sign language interpreters, domestic violence, and oppression from non-deaf individuals. Learn how they have learned to overcome them

Meeting ID: 884 4910 2545

Passcode: 746825

Wednesday, April 21

Dismantling Audism and Ableism


Zoom and M345

Join Professor Dadey and panelists to discuss experiences with audism and ableism as a result of the dominant culture’s view that they do not fit into the paradigm of “normal.” What does authentic inclusion look like for Deaf people? Prior to the panel, participants are asked to participate in 30+ minutes of attempting to navigate and communicate on campus or in public without speaking.

Meeting ID: 883 0068 3895

Passcode: 638480

All events will have ASL-English interpretation provided. For additional disability accommodations, please contact OAR at 315-498-2245 seven days in advance.