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Thursday 15 October 2020

Antoine Hunter presents #DeafWoke with Matt Maxey

An evening with the founder of DEAFinitely Dope to share his #DeafWoke journey as a Black/Hoh male performance artist and activist.

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Thursday 15 October 2020

Antoine Hunter presented #DeafWoke with Matt Maxey livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 15 October at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Join us for an inspiring evening with Matt Maxey, founder of DEAFinitely Dope. Matt will share his #DeafWoke journey as a Black/Hoh male, performance artist and activist.

ASL-English voice interpretation and English captions provided.

#DeafWoke is a virtual consciousness-raising engaging online talk show, led by Black and Native American Deaf host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow.

Founded as a response to isolation and misinformation experienced during CoVID-19, #DeafWoke provides access to the Deaf BIPOC life stories, critical coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, education, Arts, social justice and analysis of CoVID-19-related news for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened and Black Hearing communities.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our stories to be heard by providing the #DeafWoke platform to uplift BIPOC Deaf and disabled artists voices and to contribute to the arts and larger society, increasing awareness at the intersections of audism, ableism, and racism--this includes DeafDisabled stories as a force for cultural change and collective liberation. There is also a space to talk about economics, parenthood, and education.

All episodes will be produced with ASL Interpreters and captioning welcoming everyone to the conversation. For da Hearing and Deaf! It’s inspiring, it’s funny, it’s beautiful with the ugly, it’s things people don’t really talk about, it’s unheard of, it Deaf Woke!
The host: Bay Area native, Antoine Hunter also known Purple Fire Crow is an award-winning Internationally-known African-American, Indigenous, Deaf, Disabled, choreographer, dancer, actor, instructor, speaker, Producer and Deaf advocate. He creates opportunities for Disabled, Deaf and hearing artists and produces Deaf-friendly events, and founded the Urban Jazz Dance Company and Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival.

Guest Bio: Matt Maxey is a Black Deaf/HoH male from Atlanta GA, that founded DEAFinitely Dope initially as a brand to help merge the gap between the hearing and deaf worlds and later evolved into a platform that promotes advocacy, activism, teaching sign language and content creation with companies such as MTV, CNN, Google, and more!

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Facebook event cover for #DeafWoke. The colors include red, green, and black, which represent Pan-African unity, and yellow. The Facebook Live logo appears in the upper left corner. The sign language interpreter logo and closed caption logo appear at the top right of the flyer. Headshots of Matt Maxey and Mr. Hunter are shown. Matt Maxey is an African American male, very short hair with a surprised look on his face, wearing a gray tank top with a printed image of what looks like a cut off face with hair and 2017 in the hair. He is also wearing a black hat with a white 3 on the front, a blue bandana around his neck and his right hand is in a 5 shape in front of him. Mr. Hunter is a Native American African American person with long black dreadlocks in a low braid and a full beard. Antoine is wearing a dark v-neck shirt and smiling. Matt Maxey’s name appears above his picture and Mr Hunter’s appears below their picture.
Flyer text reads:
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 4 PM PDT/ 7 PM EDT
Antoine Hunter Presents: #DeafWoke
Matt Maxey is a Black Deaf/HoH male from Atlanta GA, that founded DEAFinitely Dope initially as a brand to help merge the gap between the hearing and deaf worlds and later evolved into a platform that promotes advocacy, activism, teaching sign language and content creation with companies such as MTV, CNN, Google, and more! Join us as Matt shares his #DeafWoke Journey.
Voice Interpretation & Captioning Provided.
HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/URBANJAZZDANCE/
Urban Jazz Dance Company logo and Deafinitely Dope logo appear at the bottom right of the flyer.
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