Deaf Cultural Month

Deaf Cultural Month, also known as Deaf Awareness Week in America, is an annual observance for remembrance of important Deaf people, experiences, arts, culture, and events in the history of Deaf America. It is celebrated annually in September.

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Deaf Cultural Month

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  AUGUST 30TH, 2018

Deaf Cultural Month 2018

Planning for the 2018 Deaf Cultural Month has already begun!  If your organization is interested in partnering with MDHAC in providing an event in celebrating Deaf Culture, please join us in making September 2018 a memorable month!

About Deaf Cultural Month

Every year during the month of September, Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture® coordinates a month long schedule of events sponsored or hosted by a multitude of organizations that work towards advancing the lives and preserving the legacy of Deaf people and their significant contributions worldwide. 

 

The purpose of Deaf Cultural Month is to enhance the public's knowledge of Deaf Culture through a variety of cultural enriching events.    

Here is a snapshot of what the Deaf Cultural Month schedule was like in 2017.   Schedule for 2018 is in the works!

FREE

September 9

1:00  PM to 4:00 PM

Reel to REAL

"See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary"

Engage in this film-and-dialogue series featuring movies and documentaries that spotlight challenging issues such as race, sexuality, economics, poverty and culture.  Each screening is followed by a conversation between film scholars, subject experts and you!

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts

45th and Oak, Kansas City, MO

FREE

September 10

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

DOCENT TOUR

Docents fluent in ASL give an in-depth narrative of the various exhibits throughout the museum. Interpreter provided for those who are not fluent in ASL. 

Deaf Cultural Center

455 East Park St, Olathe, KS

Artwork by Chuck Baird

September 13

6:00 P.M to 8:00 PM

ASL STUDIES OPEN HOUSE

JCCC Regnier Center Atrium

12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, ks

Open House is hosted jointly by JCCC, KU-Edwards and KCDHH.  JCCC AEIP and KU-Edwards will announce collaboration of their plan of new ASL Studies Program with a presentation on historical perspective of ASL, interpreting education and legislation in Kansas from KCDHH.

Click on PDF for flyer.

FREE

September 14

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Olathe Chamber of Commerce Coffee

MDHAC will be hosting the Chamber Coffee, expecting more than 100 attendees.  The coffees are the largest weekly networking event in the Kansas City metro area. Deaf History will be shared during a brief presentation.

Deaf Cultural Center

455 East Park St, Olathe, KS

September 15

6:00 P.M to 11:00 PM

DEAFinitely Dope Live! at Aftershock

ONE NIGHT ONLY, straight from their international tour with Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Chance The Rapper, see the viral superstars DEAFinitely Dope (including Matt Maxey and Amber Galloway-Gallego) who are changing the game for dynamic interpreted live music performances.  Experience a showcase show like you've NEVER seen before as they interpret adn perform with some of Kansas City's best bands and performers!

Aftershock Live Musicvenue

5240 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS

FREE

September 16

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Deaf Cultural Day at the Musuem

The day will include American Sign Language Poetry performances from nationally acclaimed ASL poet Patrick Graybill and students from the Kansas School for the Deaf as well as films, tours and special artist presentation and activity by David Call. 

Reel to REAL film: "The Shattered Mind"  1- 4 PM

                                   by Deaf filmmaker Jade Bryan

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts

45th and Oak, Kansas City, MO

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September 23

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

HOMECOMING OPEN HOUSE

Open House at the Museum!  Explore the exhibits about Deaf schools and see the School for the Deaf Homecoming football in action just across the street!

Deaf Cultural Center

455 East Park St, Olathe, KS

FREE
FREE

September 27

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

"Diving in the Non-Barrier Reef Ocean"

Special presentation by Scott Dollar, the first DeafBlind certified scuba diver.  Come see Scott's personal story about swimming with the sharks. Scott will share a few short videos of his diving adventures.

The Whole Person

Community Room

3710 Main Street, KC, KS 64111

September 28

$10

non-member

member

$5

PATIO PARTY

5 PM to 7 PM

"Deaf Communities in Addis Ababa, Ethopia and Arusha, Tanzania"  by Jeanne Ewald

Deaf Cultural Center

455 East Park St, Olathe, KS

Start thinking ahead! Plan your  DEAF CULTURAL EVENTS  for 2018!

If your organization is interested in partnering with MDHAC™ in providing an event in celebrating Deaf Culture, please join us in making September 2018 a memorable month! Deadline to submit your event for listing is August 30th, 2018.

September 30

$75

per person

BOOTS & BBQ UN-GALA BENEFIT

Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture®

455 East Park St, Olathe, KS

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MUSEUM OF DEAF HISTORY, ARTS & CULTURE   (formerly DEAF CULTURAL CENTER)

OPEN:    WED-SAT     10am - 4pm

2nd Saturday - Docent tours 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

FREE Admission & Parking

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455 EAST PARK STREET

OLATHE, KANSAS  66061

913.324.5348

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