Black Deaf History Documentary and Panel

February 28, 2023

In recognition of Black History Month, the ASL Program and ASL@Yale student organization are hosting a documentary film screening and panel discussion this evening at 6PM (flier attached). This is scheduled to be in LC 102 but also on Zoom.

The film Audible, is a Netflix documentary about a Black Deaf football player from the Maryland School for the Deaf. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion about will be the Black Deaf experience in Connecticut, cultural representation with ASL interpreting, and other issues impacting BIPOC people in the Deaf/ASL community.

The outstanding lineup of panelists include:

  • Alvin Chege, Human Services Advocate with the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability and ASD Alumus
  • Shana Gibbs, Director of Diversity and Special Programs at the American School for the Deaf
  • Paris McTizic, ASL Interpreter, Coach, and Advocate

Thank you to Dr. Frances Conlin, ASL@Yale President Chisom Ofomata, and ASL140 student Kadidia Sylla for their work in organizing this event. Hope to see you there!

Flier created by Asia Beason, ‘25

Flier Description: The flyer is mostly brown with a white bottom portion. At the top of the flyer, it says “Presented by Yale ASL Program.” Below that, is an “Audible” movie poster. The poster has a silhouette of a man looking to the right and inside of that silhouette is a young man sitting on steps. Under this photo is the word Audible. At the center of the poster, it says “Black History Month Panel and Documentary with guest speakers Shana Gibbs, Alvin Chege, Paris McTizic.” On the left side of the poster, starting from the top, the panelists are shown in circle images. At the top is a smiling photo of Shana Gibbs, below her is a photo of Alvin Chege, and below him is a photo of Paris McTizic. The very bottom of the poster in the white section towards the left, it shows the date February 28th, the time 6-8 pm, and location LC 102 or Zoom. To the right is a zoom QR code.