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Making organizations Inclusive: Stories of Deaf Gain in the Outdoors
October 25th, 7p to 8p EST
Are you wondering how outdoor organizations can become more inclusive for Deaf people?
Join our workshop on October 25th, 7-8pm EST to learn more about what steps you can take as an individual or within your organization to create more inclusive and accessible spaces for the Deaf community in the outdoors. Participants will learn what Deaf gain is, and how the outdoor industry as a whole can benefit from Deaf gain.
Meet the presenter(s):
Sam (Marlo) Bragg is the seventh generation of a large, vibrant Deaf family in Maine’s great woods. Marlo is passionate about creating equitable and inclusive space in the outdoors for Deaf and Hard of Hearing folks. After obtaining a Masters in Outdoor Leadership from Saybrook University and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Marlo joined CorpsTHAT, intending to build a bridge of connecting the Deaf community and the outdoors through education, recreation, and careers.
Sam Forshay works for CorpsTHAT as their AmeriCorps VISTA. Sam comes from a Deaf family who enjoys exploring and connecting with the wild forests of America. Sam grew up in Washington State near Mt. Rainier on the lands of the Puyallup Tribe. Shortly after her college graduation from Gallaudet University (in D.C.) with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Sam got involved with CorpsTHAT’s pilot Conservation Corps in Summer 2021. In November of that year, she was hired into CorpsTHAT’s team. Sam is enjoying her opportunity to work for CorpsTHAT on different programs that serve to connect the Deaf community to the outdoors.
This webinar will be presented in American Sign Language with interpreters and automatic captions provided for those who are not fluent in ASL.
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