MOMENTUM Series: Black Deaf History: How Scholarship Became Personal


10:00 am to 11:30 am

Online via Zoom

MOMENTUM Series: Black Deaf History: How Scholarship Became Personal
Sandra Jowers-Barber, Director of Humanities, University of the District of Columbia Community College, is the guest speaker for this Dean's MOMENTUM series event.

This conversation will explore how Dr. Jowers-Barber began researching Black deaf history and the importance of connecting deaf and hearing scholars of color. She entered graduate school at Howard University for a master's and doctorate in History, three months after her wedding. Her husband brought four wonderful children to the marriage. One was a student at Kendall School, Gallaudet University's elementary school for deaf students. Dr. Jowers looked through one of her African American history books and in ASL (American Sign Language) asked: "Where are the Black deaf people?" That question became the focus of her research and she will share that journey with De Anza community during this session.

This event is open to all faculty, students, staff and community members.
  • Zoom ID: 922 6822 5063
  • Password: 049942
The MOMENTUM series is a talk continuum and the Dean’s (Social Sciences and Humanities) platform to engage the division in profound practice of mindfulness and actionable conversation – to bridge the equity gap, protect inclusivity, amplify social justice reform and intentionally address structural racism in our classrooms, college and the community.
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