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Vodcast description: Deaf youth leaders are generating attention to climate change issues and social injustices through taking action in their communities and on a global scale. This vodcast (video-cast) introduces two Deaf youth leaders, their disaster-related experiences, and their recommendations to address community, regional, and/or national needs and is co-produced by Gallaudet University and the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration (GADRA). The vodcast episode is hosted by Ashley Inkumsah with the World Institute on Disability, and moderated by Neha Balachandran, a graduate student in Gallaudet University’s International Development MA program, who also holds a Master of Arts degree in Deaf Education. Guest presenters are Olufemi Ige (G-‘20 and G-‘21) and Ai Minakawa (M.A. Deaf Studies G-'21).
Jamison Oslund conducted his practicum experience in Fall 2021 with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). Jamison’s international development interests focused on inclusive higher education, particularly for college students with disabilities. By researching the accessibility services at the collegiate level in Norway, Croatia, and Belgium, Jamison has organized information that can assist future students with disabilities to access education in those countries. His work also establishes critical data for future research to build upon. By recognizing the disparities that people with disabilities face, Jamison's passion for accessible higher learning has guided him to work toward equitable education for disabled people worldwide.
Habtamu Buli is FHI 360’s Disability Inclusion Technical Officer and has worked within the Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Hub to increase disability inclusion across all aspects of FHI 360’s work. Buli interned with FHI 360 during his IDMA studies and went on to become their first Disability Inclusion Technical Officer. In this role and with the support of colleagues across the organization, Buli has created a ripple effect across the organization and international development field. FHI 360 is co-recipient of InterAction’s Disability Inclusion Award, granted in 2021 to FHI 360 and MADRE. Click here to watch the award ceremony.
Olufemi Ige graduated from the IDMA program at Gallaudet in 2020 and currently works in Nigeria as the Project Manager for Deaf-E3, a project that works to strengthen Deaf Education, Empowerment and Employment for deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing individuals in Nigeria. As part of the Gallaudet in Nigeria Africa (GAIN) program, the Deaf-E3 project has been granted $2.05 million from USAID to bolster these efforts. Project activities include capacity building with the National Association of the Deaf, awareness raising with local development organizations, training modules to enhance education practice, and the establishment of a consortium of NSL interpreters and stakeholders in the education sector. This work is done in partnership with Wesley University–Ondo, Discovering Deaf Worlds, and the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities. The project launched on International Day of Sign Languages, where Olufemi led a lesson in Nigerian Sign Language (NSL).
MJ Jones (pronouns: they/them/theirs), a Southern California native, currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area. MJ's intersectionalities include Black, first-generation Filipinx, masculine of center, sighted, and hearing. After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in ASL-English Interpreting and a minor in Queer Studies, MJ graduated with their M.A in International Development at Gallaudet University. They are currently a Full-Time Freelance Interpreter and in the Sexuality and Gender Studies Certificate Program at Gallaudet University.
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Phoebe Tay is a Ph.D. student (IGP-Global Asia) in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social
Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Phoebe holds an M.A. in
International Development and an M.A. in Linguistics from Gallaudet University. Her research interests include linguistic typology, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics and historical linguistics. She is particularly interested in exploring language ideologies, multilingualism, language shift, constructions of identity and variation, in the context of the Singapore Deaf Community.
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