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Thursday 20 May 2021

#DeafWoke with Noah David James III

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

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Thursday 20 May 2021

Antoine Hunter presents #DeafWoke with Noah David James III livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 20 May at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Join us for an inspiring evening with Noah David James III, professional dancer, choreographer, Artistic Director, and #SickleCellWarrior. Noah will share his #DeafWoke Journey.

ASL-English voice interpretation 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: Noah David James III (he/him/his) is a deaf/ hard of hearing artist from San Francisco, California. He has performed and toured with Push Dance Company, Dimensions Dance Theatre and the CSUEB Dance Ensemble. He has worked with Urban Jazz Dance Company, Laura Ellis, Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble, Anne Bluethenthal & ABD Productions. Noah highlights his contributions as a stage manager and assistant for the Black Choreographers Festival and other Bay Area theatre arts organizations. His artistic voice has grown and flourished into curating performances, poetry and a thriving podcast. INOAHPLACE encourages and uplifts sickle cell, chronic, and mental health warriors to continue to pursue life! His book, The Gift of Pain: Bookmarks of a #SickleCellWarrior Vol.1 is available now on Amazon. Inspired by his own journey, Noah serves as a life coach and chronic pain advocate within various communities across the world. In addition to being an Artistic Director, Noah is a Medical Support Assistant for the Veteran Affairs Hospital. He is a featured poet on HelloPoetry and a freelance photographer in his spare time.

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.

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