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Thursday 24 June 2021

#DeafWoke with Dorothea Tolliver

A virtual consciousness-raising online talk show, led by Black and Native American Deaf host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow

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Thursday 24 June 2021

Antoine Hunter presented #DeafWoke with Dorothea Tolliver livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 25 June 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 advocate and artist Dorothea Tolliver. Dorothea will share her #DeafWoke Journey.

#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:
Dorothea Tolliver is native San Franciscan who has a strong background advocating for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. As an individual who is hard of hearing, Dorothea understands the importance of an accessible workplace especially when it relates to communication.

Ms. Tolliver has been in several roles supporting individuals with disabilities in the vocational preparation setting. In New Orleans she coordinated programs for the Lighthouse for the Blind Pathway’s to Success Work Readiness Training Program. She also led the Career Steps Program at the Hearing and Speech Center for 6 years in San Francisco supporting individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing with individualized job preparation, job development, and job retention support. She also does some fun translating gospels to R&B songs on YouTube, ASL tutoring, and, Private Resume Writing services.

Ms. Tolliver who just completed her Masters in Human Resources Management at Golden Gate University in August 2020. With her degree in HR Resource Management, she wants to continue to give a voice to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing through supporting them on the job. She also wants to serve as a bridge between the hearing and deaf world and reduce the barriers that exists in the workplace. Dorothea is a problem solver who aspire to “manage the human capital” in a fair and equitable manner so that everyone and bring their talents to bear on& the mission of the organization. Her dream is to one day found a large corporation for people with disabilities where all their skills can shine alongside their non-disabled co- workers.

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.