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Announcement about the Multicultural Committee


Hello! April is Celebrate Diversity Month, which started in 2004 to recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all. We would like to share a message from our Member at Large TJay Middebrook about our new Multicultural Committee:

Hello MADC members!

MADC board continues to work towards recognizing and removing racism from our organization and community. Minnesota has a beautiful BIPOC Deaf/HH/DB community and MADC is committed to creating a safe space and giving a platform for our BIPOC D/HH/DB members. With this in mind MADC would like to announce a new committee for multicultural members.

MADC’s multicultural committee will be identifying areas of concern, and creating events, workshops and awareness campaigns about the BIPOC D/HH/DB community.

The committee aims to recognize and uplift unique experiences of D/HH/DB people of different cultural backgrounds. The purpose is to help others understand and appreciate various perspectives of BIPOC experiences and voices.

If you have a desire to come and use your voice in creating spaces for different culture identities, please join us by contacting our committee chairperson TJay Middlebrook at tjay.middlebook@minndeaf.org

We’re excited for this opportunity and look forward to making a change in D/HH/DB and serving the best interests of our community as a whole.

Click here for ASL vlog of TJay's announcement about the Multicultural Committee: New Multicultural Committee Announcement.

Transcript and image description:
TJay Middlebrook, Black man with short hair and short beard wearing a dark gray T-shirt against a tan background.

TJay: Hello MADC community!

MADC board continues to work on recognizing and removing racism from our organization and community. Minnesota has a diverse and beautiful BIPOC Deaf/HH/DB community. MADC is committed to creating a safe space (and giving a platform) for our BIPOC D/HH/DB members. (How?) MADC would like to announce a new committee for multicultural members.

MADC’s multicultural committee will recognize areas of concerns, create events, host workshops (and) promote multicultural awareness about BIPOC D/HH/DB community.

The goal for this committee (aims) to recognize and uplift unique experience of D/HH/DB folks in different cultural backgrounds and (the purpose is to) help others understand and appreciate different BIPOC perspectives, experiences, and voices.

Slide: White background. Black text are: Email MADC Member at Large, TJay Middlebrook tjay.middlebrook@minndeaf.org. MADC logo on the bottom - (MADC in maroon letter above state of Minnesota in gold color and wrapped with a maroon ribbon three times, ending with a gold star above the state. Est. 1885 underneath the state in maroon)

Text and the logo are slowly moving toward the screen.

TJay: Thank you!

Slide: White background showing the logo of the Multicultural committee.
Black text - Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens.
Hands showing letters of Multicultural in different colors - Blue M, Red U, Green L, Yellow T, Black I, Blue C, Red U, Green L, Yellow T, Black U, Blue R, Red A, Green L.
Black text - Committee.

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