This workshop, "Embrace Our Deaf Women Multiracial Asian-American Culture," with presenter Shari Kido, examines the current trends and issues for Deaf Asian young people striving to preserve their self-esteem and valuing their Asian culture in America. Shari Kido will discuss our accountability for Deaf Women Multiracial Asian-American youth who may lack cultural exposure to their families’ values, traditions, and languages. Her vision is to have cultured and authentic Asian Deaf Women conveying their native celebrations to heighten awareness about cultural knowledge, while enriching, encouraging, and empowering those who will follow in their footsteps.
Ms. Kido earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Gallaudet University, and a Master's degree in Deaf Education from McDaniel College. In 2003, Ms. Kido taught ASL/JSL poetry elements to Japanese students in Tokyo. She is currently teaching ASL full-time to elementary students at California School for the Deaf, Riverside, (CSDR). She is a Board Member of the National Asian Deaf Congress.
For more information, please contact Elvia Guillermo at Elvia.Guillermo@gallaudet.edu or VP# 202-250-2379