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#DeafWoke with Jermaine Williams
#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 Jermaine Williams livestreaming on the commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 2 December 2021 at 4 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -5).
Join us for a spirited evening with Jermaine Williams. Jermaine comes from a six generation BlackDeaf family. #Jermaine will share his 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 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: Jermaine Williams (JB) is a Dallas, Texas native with some Arkansas spice. Jermaine comes from six generations of BlackDeafness in his family. Jermaine is a proud Deaf Leopard alumni of Arkansas School for the Deaf. He is a full-time employee of a social impact business that serves the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community of North Texas. Jermaine loves to workout, run, eat, and travel as much as he can. Jermaine will share his #DeafWoke Journey.