Fall Potpourri III
November 1–Identity and Hearing Loss
CODA stands for “Child of Deaf Adults.” The presenter will talk about her experience growing up in a deaf family, explanations of deaf culture and American Sign Language, and the legislation and events that have led to progress within the deaf community.
November 8–My Father’s Untold War Story
For 57 years, Alfred told his family he had been a barber, chauffeur and translator in World War II. Following his wife’s death, Alfred started sharing a glimpse into his actual experiences. His daughter, Louise, began capturing those stories on napkins during nursing home visits, which grew into a deep dive into his true role–a reluctant front-line machine gunner in Europe. Louise discusses her book “Alfred: The Quiet History of a World War II Infantryman.”
Presenter: Louise Moore
Eva Eiseman is a retired deaf educator, interpreter trainer and marriage and family therapist. She is a community advocate for the deaf, the hard of hearing and deaf-blind issues. Eva earned a BS degree from Washburn University and an MA ... read more