ASL Poetry Night to Support Disaster Recovery for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
October 5, 2017 | Leah Katz-Hernandez, AAPD Board Member
This week we are wrapping up the Hispanic Heritage Month. It has been a difficult month for Latinos with disabilities as we watch the devastation of natural disasters happen to our family and friends in both Mexico and Puerto Rico.
We know that people with disabilities are four times more likely than other people to die if natural disaster strikes and our ability to evacuate and receive urgent information is more difficult.
In recovery, people with disabilities face more risk and danger as they are more likely to be left behind and struggle to get critical information or resources on time.
It is not too late to make a difference for people with disabilities in affected areas!
In Washington, D.C., there is a grassroots movement to allow the community to come together and make a powerful contribution towards inclusive recovery efforts.
Latino Deaf Hard of Hearing Association of Metro DC is hosting a DC American Sign Language Poetry Night & Silent Art Auction on October 6th at 6:30pm – you can make a donation online if you can’t attend!
The central values behind our event is to display deaf Latino heritage and to show community caring. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit International Deaf Emergency and Off-The-Grid Missions, Inc, in coordination with Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies.
AAPD is proud to be a Co-Host of this event to support disaster recovery for people with disabilities in Mexico and Puerto Rico.