November 14 - December 4, 2013
DDW/Department of State
|December 14, 2013
Fundraiser for Discovering Deaf Worlds
Time: 9 am – 4 pm, Lunch 12-1
Room: SDC 1300 at NTID
To book a DDW event, presentation, fundraiser, or Journey, please contact us.
"We enjoyed the opportunity to reflect on these issues and make contributions to effect change."
|"What DDW is doing is akin to Martin Luther King's quote: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Many would think little of the need to remedy the dearth of education and resources for Deaf people but DDW is bringing about a more equitable and just society. We enjoyed the opportunity to reflect on these issues and make contributions to effect change."|
- Shira Grabelsky, External Director
"It was an absolute pleasure to work with such knowledgeable and personable presenters."
|"The DDW presentation recounting their international travels, research, and findings brought to MSU invaluable information concerning the status of Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities around the world. The DDW team is truly committed to their goal of spreading information and advocating for the international Deaf community. It was an absolute pleasure to work with such knowledgeable and personable presenters. This one-of-a-kind presentation has brought to MSU a global perspective of what it means to be Deaf throughout the world."
|-Mitch Holaly & Marianne Tritten, Assistant Program Coordinators
Michigan State University
"Thank you so much for the work you are doing!"
"Our world is quickly becoming smaller and smaller. Therefore our global understanding and cultural sensitivity must expand at an equal rate. Through your website, newsletters and classroom visits, DDW has provided our high school ASL students the access to further understand a variety of cultures and unique situations. Through this, we can better understand what we have, and become more sensitive to other people's experiences around the world. Thank you so much for the work you are doing!"
- Nancy Jean Carr, ASL/Deaf Education
Monroe #1 BOCES
"They are a dynamic team very passionate about what they do and believe in.""It was with great pleasure that we had DDW present during our Foreign Film Series at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. They are a dynamic team very passionate about what they do and believe in. Their heartbreaking, yet uplifting story, titled Discovering: Shuktara was a real eye-opener and helped bring to the forefront the need for continued outreach and education to deaf and hard of hearing children worldwide."
- Rita Straubhaar, ESOL and Foreign Languages
Monroe Community College
"Supporting DDW is critically important..."
“Comprehensive educational materials defining the languages and customs of people who are deaf and hard of hearing in foreign lands and cultures are resources that teachers and students need right now. Supporting DDW is critically important, as this organization endeavors to open pathways of understanding and awareness worldwide. Documenting and sharing what DDW has learned about people who are deaf and hard of hearing in other cultures and countries will contribute greatly to the enlightenment of our global community.”
– Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
"It's amazing what a little bit of ambition, hope, and a dream can get you..."
"In Fall 2009, we were graced with the participation of the Rochester community, who voted for DDW as the charity of choice for this year's Twestival. We were able to understand exactly what this group does for deaf communities around the world. It's amazing what a little bit of ambition, hope, and a dream can get you- and to see a bunch of 20-somethings banning together to make a difference today for the future of communities on the other side of the world!"
- Matthew Ray, Event Organizer
"They walk the walk and sign the talk."
"They walk the walk and sign the talk. With excitement and experience, DDW shared their unique and challenging world travels to deaf communities with all our children, from five year olds to teenagers. These “explorers” are opening up new channels of communication, care and understanding in the bigger world but just as important, they are opening them up for the children in our classrooms."
- Joseph P. Holleran, Principal
St. Lawrence School
"They captivated everyone’s attention with their wealth of information and style."
|"We were truly honored to have Discovering Deaf Worlds present at SMSD for our International Ethnic Festival. They captivated everyone’s attention with their wealth of information and style. After our students stamped school-made passports while “traveling” country booths (at the festival), DDW tied it all together by sharing their encounters with a vast variety of diverse cultures and communities. They have opened up a fascinating world of adventure and possibilities for our students, and have inspired them to think globally."|
|- Enid Mojica-McGinnis
Coordinator of Parent Education/International Ethnic Festival
St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
"The program helped our students appreciate the opportunities they sometimes take for granted."
"DDW's program promoted a greater appreciation for the deaf and hard of hearing children who are part of our worldwide community. DDW's stories, pictures, and video clips educated and inspired our students. They taught us about the amazing accomplishments children are able to achieve when provided with opportunities and support. The program also helped our students appreciate the opportunities they sometimes take for granted."
- Rob Thomas, Principal
Twelve Corners Middle School
"If their presentation is offered in your area, it’s a must to see!"
|"Stunning! What a flabbergasting presentation and phenomenal speakers. The PowerPoint, slideshow, and video clips were awe striking. The presentation discussed languages, cultures, people, and programs, and truly had us travel internationally without being there. What truly mattered the most is their findings bring us to better understand the status of the Deaf community globally. We applaud DDW’s commitment to advocate for the needs of international Deaf communities by empowering the education, programs, and services offered in their developing cities. If their presentation is offered in your area, it’s a must to see!"|
- Karen Boyd, Specialist, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services