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Thursday 8 July 2021

#DeafWoke with June Alsobrook

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

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Thursday 8 July 2021

Antoine Hunter presents #DeafWoke with June Alsobrook livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 8 July 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 social- philanthropist and Deaf interpreter June Alsobrook. June 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:
The second born child in a succession of 3 other siblings to the proud parents of Rev. W.F. Davis and the late Helen Davis in Jesup, Georgia, June attended the Savannah Speech Public School and the Wayne County Georgia Public School System in her formative years. June later attended the Georgia School for the Deaf (GSDD) where she was a standout athlete as well as a member of the Junior National Association of the Deaf. After moving to Atlanta, June married and attended Atlanta Area Technical College with a focus on legal assistance where she honed her craft as a social- philanthropist. More recently June attended Ashford University with a focus on Sociology. June is the proud mother of one daughter and two sons who are entrenched within the Deaf Community. She has also two granddaughters of whom she adores. One of June’s many accomplishments and character traits is her ability to linguistically be a bridge between the Deaf and Hearing Cultures with her rich background. June can currently be found serving the Deaf Community teaching, encouraging and serving as a Deaf Interpreter (DI) throughout her state, region and the country as a valuable and irreplaceable resource.

About HowlRound TV
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