Deafness Does Not Define Me

Explore the humanity of Deaf individuals with presenter Marika Kovacs Houlihan.  During this session, participants will explore the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding Deaf individuals and their experiences. The presenter will also explore the successes and challenges faced by being Deaf in a hearing world, and how she navigates her own identity as a Deaf person and a human being. In this unique session, reframe your ideas about Deafness — learn about the importance of recognizing and respecting Deaf culture, language and history and the role hearing individuals can play in promoting inclusivity and understanding.


Marika Kovacs-Houlihan

Marika Kovacs-Houlihan, M.Ed., is a Director for the ASL Connect at the Gallaudet University, Washington DC. Her valuable attributes are her theatrical experiences and her passion in ASL Literature. Her master’s research topic was ASL Cinematic and how to use ... read more

Date: Tue, Dec 5, 2023

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Marika Kovacs-Houlihan

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 60

Program Number: FALL:376

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