Think Me Nuthing? Raising Awareness of the Black Deaf Community

Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 5:00pm6:30pm

B-1 Meyerson Hall, 210 S 34th Street

Think Me Nuthing? Raising Awareness of the Black Deaf Community

Ritchie Bryant

Lecturer, National Technical Institute for the Deaf

The existence of a distinct Black Deaf culture has often gone unnoticed in the predominately white Deaf community. Ritchie Bryant, a native ASL user and interpreter, discusses the many artistic and linguistic contributions of Black Deaf people to the wider society. 


Ritchie R. Bryant is a dynamic, native American Sign Language (ASL) user and a culturally Deaf Texan. He is currently working as ASL faculty at National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). For the past two years, he has been working as a freelance interpreter at Gallaudet University. Ritchie has been presenting ASL/Deaf-related workshops for the past twenty years. Trained as an ASL mentor and ASLPI/SLPI evaluator, he used to train Deaf people to become ASL mentors for signers in the Rochester community under the Community Interpreter Grant. Ritchie obtained a bachelor’s degree in ASL degree from Gallaudet University and a master’s degree in Deaf education from McDaniel College. He is also a certified Deaf interpreter who has been interpreting in the Deaf community since 2000. His interests include developing African-American storytelling within the Deaf community, and video editing on his computer.

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 

PRE-REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.

PRESENTED IN ASL WITH VOICE INTERPRETATION.

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.