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Center for Democracy in Deaf America (CDDA)
CDDA is a non-partisan organization committed to developing healthy democratic skills and habits of deaf individuals by fostering disagreement, debate, and civic engagement through American Sign Language and English.
A Deaf America in which deaf and hard of hearing people have the knowledge, skills, values, access, and motivation to:
Bay Area, CAPhysical Edu. & Rec.
Tyler, TXHistory & Gov.
Gallaudet and George Washington University debate teams met in what organizers believe is the first bilingual debate conducted in American Sign Language and spoken English.
Furthers the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf people in a rapidly changing world by building social capital, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and rhetorical skills.
Supports inclusive excellence by fostering active listening, critical self-reflection, and advocacy.
Illustrates the value of deaf people and deaf education to humanity by capitalizing on diversity and networks inherent in deaf communities to foster healthy skills and habits vital to American democracy.
“In this turbulent and dynamic century, our nation’s diverse democracy and interdependent global community require a more informed, engaged, and socially responsible citizenry.
Both educators and employers agree that personal and social responsibility should be core elements of a 21st century college education if our world is to thrive.”
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Executive Director and Director of Debate
Civic Health Project
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