n April 18, 2012 from noon to 1 pm, renowned author Jack R. Gannon will be the featured presenter as part of the Deaf History Lecture Series at Gallaudet University in the SLCC Atrium.
He will talk about “Writing Our Deaf International History,” where he will cover his 17-year experience writing World Federation of the Deaf: A History. This book is a large, colorful and beautifully designed book chronicling the world Deaf community and the national organizations of the Deaf around the globe. This far-reaching history highlights the achievements of Deaf people worldwide and also focuses on the advocacy efforts of member non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to improve human rights and the quality of life of Deaf citizens in their respective countries.
This publication includes national organization background and current advocacy activities of the 127 affiliate member organizations of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and more than 158 biographies of world leaders since the organization was established in Rome, Italy in 1951. World Federation of the Deaf: A History also includes numerous photographs as well as summaries of 13 World Congresses of the World Federation of the Deaf. Two special sections in the book feature a four-color section depicting “deaf national” postal stamps from various countries around the world and a “deaf international” section that briefly describes other international organizations of the deaf and their activities.
Come and learn from Jack R. Gannon, and at the same time, purchase his book and get his signature! Light refreshments will be provided.
The Deaf History Lecture Series is sponsored by various departments at Gallaudet University: the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technology; the Department of Government & History; the Department of ASL & Deaf Studies; and Gallaudet University Museum.
Deaf Presenter Series