Deaf Awareness Month | September 1-30, 2023

September is Deaf Awareness Month!

Join GLAD, CODIE, BGLAD, TCGLAD and OC DEAF for celebrating and embracing our deaf heritage, language and culture just in time for Deaf Awareness Month.

In the United States, approximately 30 million people (1 out of 8) over age 12 have hearing loss in both ears. About 2 children of every 1,000 in the United States are born with a degree of hearing loss in one or both ears. However, it is more than just hearing loss — we have our own culture, language and history that makes up Deaf Awareness Month.

Stay tuned for upcoming series of inspirational stories from GLAD, CODIE, BGLAD, TCGLAD and OC DEAF by honoring Deaf Awareness Month. #GLADlyDeaf

#GLADeaf #CODIEDeaf #BGLADeaf #TCGLADeaf #OCDEAF #DeafAwarenessMonth2023

[Image desc: Teal, aqua, green, orange and yellow gradient background with hand shapes spelling each letter for “DEAF”. On upper left corner, GLAD, CODIE, BGLAD, TCGLAD and OC DEAF logos. On bottom, hashtags of each deaf agency and Deaf Awareness Month.] 

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Teal, aqua, green, orange and yellow gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top right, white box with OC DEAF logo and “Lizbeth Reynoso, Administrative Assistant”. In center, a picture of person in black shirt signing a quote. Below image, “Deaf people can do anything, except hear.” 

At bottom, # GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2023

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Teal, aqua, green, orange and yellow gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top right, white box with OC DEAF logo and “Alicia Catalan, Community Advocate/Interim Director”. In center, a picture of person in black shirt. Below image, “Why Deaf Awareness Month is important? To educate and expose hearing people about our culture and our rights. To show them that we are no different than anyone else.” 

At bottom, # GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2023

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September 1

Light blue and blue gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with TCGLAD logo and “Ginny Nyholm. Community Advocate”. In center, image of person in purple smiling. Below image, text box: “As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs. – George Veditz.”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 2

Teal and magenta gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with GLAD logo and “Amalia Davilla Family Outreach Advocate.” In center, image of person in black shirt smiling. Below image, text box: “Deafness is a cultured identity, not merely a matter of hearing loss!”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 3

“The deaf community is hungry to see itself in the most positive way.” – In Memory of Lupe Ontiveros

Green and Gold gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with Center On Deafness Inland Empire logo and Deborah Cole, Community Advocate. In center, video of person in white shirt signing a quote. Below video, “The deaf community is hungry to see itself in the most positive way.” – In Memory of Lupe Ontiveros.

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #deafawarenessmonth2021
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September 6

Yellow and semi-dark yellow gradient background. In top left, sign named Franca Marquette, Community Advocate, image of Franca with short dirty blonde hair, eyeglasses and smile. Image Text Box: What does an ally mean to me? “As the hearing parent of a Deaf daughter, I know what she is capable of. Watch out folks… Deaf CAN and WILL!”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #deafawarenessmonth2021

September 7

Gold and teal gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with GLAD-EDD logos and “Shannon McCroskey. Job Placement Specialist”. In center, image of person in black shirt smiling. Below image, text box: “I am defined by my character, not by my deafness.”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 8

Green and Gold gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with Center On Deafness Inland Empire logo and Gloria Moriarty, Lead Advocate. In center, video of person in white shirt signing a quote. Below video, “Once you understand and appreciate Deaf Culture and different languages, then you can connect with us more.”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 9

Light and dark orange gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with OC DEAF logo and Lizbeth Reynoso Administrative Assistant. In center, image of person in black shirt smiling. Below image, text box: “It would be nice for all to take basic ASL to be able to communicate with us. A ‘Hello’ or ‘How are you’ would brighten my day.”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 10

Green and Gold gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with [CODIE] logo and “Richard Vanover, DeafBlilnd Advocate”. In center, video of person in black shirt signing a quote. Below video, “ASL is a true language.”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 13

Light blue and teal gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with LIFESIGNS logo and Denise Galvan, Interpreter Referral. In center, image of person in black shirt smiling. Below image, text box: “Hearing allies can show up for Deaf communities by not only recognizing but also advocating and educating people who lack awareness.”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 14

Teal and magenta gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with GLAD logo and “Jory Pedersen, Community Advocate”. In center, video of person in black shirt signing a quote outside under a tree. Below video, “I’m proud to come from a four-generation Deaf family. My sense of identity is rooted in being Deaf.”

At bottom, # GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 16

Green and gold gradient background. In top left, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top right, white box with CODIE logo and Guy Gomez, HOH/LD Advocate. In center, video of person in black polo shirt with CODIE logo on the top right signing a quote. Below video, “Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened Community are always part of the Deaf Community”.

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 17

Light blue and blue gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with TCGLAD logo and “Ricardo Nino. Community Outreach”. In center, image of person in black shirt and smiling. Below image, text box: “The Deaf believe there is nothing wrong. The hearing believe something needs to be fixed – Anonymous”.

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 20

Orange and dark orange gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with OC DEAF logo and Joey Contreras Regional Director. In center, image of person in black shirt smiling. Below image, text box: “I didn’t allow being deaf to limit me in life. My hands speak for me and my eyes hear for me. We all can succeed when we do not allow it to limit us.”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 22

Light blue and blue gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with TCGLAD logo and “Erin Yasutake. Administrative Assistant”. In center, image of person in black shirt with TCGLAD logo and smiling. Below image, text box: “The handicap of deafness is not in the ear: it is in the mind. – Marlee Matlin”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 23

Teal semi-dark blue gradient on left and faded from light to dark purple gradient on right background. In top left, sign named Joanna Hinojosa-Martinez, Community Educator/Advocate, . Image of Joanna with short curly black hair, eyeglasses and smile. Image Text Box: “I’m happy being deaf! I’m happy with my life and my identity as a deaf person.”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 24

Orange and dark orange gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with OC DEAF logo and Alicia Catalan, Community Advocate. In center, image of person in gray smiling. Below image, text box: “I love how our languages are so visual and tactile. It’s almost like art.”

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 27

Teal and magenta gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with GLAD-EDD logos and “Pablo Diaz, 55+ Advocate”. In center, image of person in black shirt smiling. Below image, text box: “”Sign Language is the noblest gift God has given to deaf people.”
— George Veditz”
 
At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

September 28

Light blue and blue gradient background. In top right, GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, BGLAD logos. In top left, white box with TCGLAD logo and “Hal Suddreth. Regional Director”. In center, image of person in blue shirt and smiling. Below image, text box: “‘If I hadn’t lost my hearing, I wouldn’t be where I am now. It forced me to maximize my own potential. I have to be better than the average person to succeed.’ – Lou Ferrigno”.

At bottom, #GLADlyDeaf #DeafAwarenessMonth2021

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