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#DeafWoke with Dr. Liann Obsborne
#DeafWoke is a Virtual Consciousness-raising, Engaging Online Talk Show, Led by Black and Native American Deaf Host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow
Antoine Hunter presented #DeafWoke with Dr. Liann Obsborne livestreaming on the commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 5 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -6) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -5).
Join us for a luminous evening with Dr. Liann Obsborne. Dr. Osborne will share her #DeafWoke journey.
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's 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: Dr. Liann Osborne embraces every untold story from the marginalized communities. Her dissertation centered on Black Deaf Lives Matter in Deaf education: educators who reinforced and countered anti-Blackness while working with Black Deaf students. She has extensive professional experiences that drive her to evolve into a better human, particularly with Buddhist philosophy as a way of living. Working with Black and Brown Deaf students, she loves making sure that their beautiful existence matters. They have such luminosity within them, and it requires compassion, love, and warmth to be fully present in any institution with a dark history. Collecting stories from the untold marginalized communities is her hidden passion.
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