NIU DeafPride - Northern Illinois University





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Uploaded on Aug 3, 2011


DeafPride is recognized by the NIU Student Association and is open to all members of the Northern Illnois University Community.

Through actions, activities, service, and programs, DeafPride accommplishes its mission:

Awareness: promoting Deaf Culture on campus and throughout the NIU community through Deaf Awareness Week, SignSync, Multi-cultural Perspectives in Deaf Culture, Diversity in ASL and Deaf Culture, Bridging the Gap, ASL Cafe.

Networking: act as a resource of information on Deaf Culture and hearing loss for the NIU Community through elementary school presentations, college class presentations, residence hall sign language classes, bake sales, poster sales, field trips.

Support: sharing of personal experiences to gain a better understand of Deaf Culture and hearing loss through silent dinners, member presentations, professional presentations on topics of interest such as technology and the deaf.

Service: volunteer activities to promote and develop leadership and teamwork skills for all members and the executive board through volunteering at community agencies, signing Holiday Carols and distributing Holiday cards to nursing home residents, and food and clothing drives

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