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Save the Date!!! June 21-23, 2023

The DEI Deaf-Centric Institute, partnering with interdisciplinary experts, provides professional development opportunities related to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence (DEI) from a deaf perspective. The institute aims to produce qualified and credentialed DEI professionals to collaboratively sustain a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, belonging, and social justice in deaf diverse communities. The objectives include acquiring a knowledge of history, examining bias, gaining a conceptual understanding of DEI, scrutinizing models of DEI, transforming your practice, and gaining and sharing expertise. The institute contains three tracks: Understanding Diversity, Institutional Work and Dynamics of Oppression, all within an Inclusive Excellence framework that steers the work of the Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence. The institute is open to professionals working in the DEI field and any other professionals interested in the field. 

The DEIDC Institute will be hosted on June 21 – 23, 2023, via Zoom. It’s a completely virtual event, so you can access it anywhere you wish. Below is the schedule of events, subject to change. Be sure to return to this page periodically to see updates and additions to the program. 


The registration fee for the three-day Institute is $331.00, payable as you register for the Institute.

How to register:

  1. Go to Gallaudet’s Applypage, then click on Center for Continuing Education.
  2. If you are a first-time applicant, you will need to create an account to start the application process. Once you have an account, you can log in at anytime to register for classes or programs.
  3. On the welcome page for ASL Connect/CCOE. Select CCOE.
  4. Select Summer 2023 and verify your personal information.
  5. On the page showing the Course Selection, choose DEI Deaf-Centric Institute, PST-22.


Day 1

Track I: Understanding Diversity

Overview of EDI work and the direction the University is leading – Christopher D. Johnson

Topic TBD – Dr. Rezenet Tsegay Mogues

Jim Crow and the Deaf Community: Racism vs. Audism – Lindsay Dunn

Radical Love, Radical Revolution – Brandon L. Williams

The Elephant in the Room: Disability and Ableism in Deaf Discourses – Dr. Octavian Robinson

Day 2

Track II: Institutional Work

Overview of Executive Level Leadership – Dr. Elizabeth Moore

From Owws to Hows: Understanding Belonging – Norma Moran and Elizabeth Stone

Audism and Trauma Knowledge Capital – Dr. Julie Rems-Smario

Intersectional View of Language Justice – Tawny Holmes-Hlibok

“What’s in it for me?”: Community-based and Civic Engagement as High-Impact Practices for College Students – Karen Quinones

Day 3

Track III: Dynamics of Oppression

Overview of Dynamics of Oppression – Dr. Elizabeth Moore

Topic TBD
Dr. Jeremy Brunson

Utilizing Trauma-Investing When Doing DEI – a Work in School System – Malibu Barron

Topic TBD –Najma Johnson

Community Appreciation Remarks and Next Steps – Christopher D. Johnson

Closing remarks – Dr. Elizabeth Moore

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