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DEAF HERALD – June 2022 – PRIDE MONTH!

 As the month comes to an end we reflect and pay tribute to LGBTQI+ community for their lobbying and advocacy 

We are celebrating Pride in every way, each day at Deaf Connect. 

 Sharing stories is part of our culture, if you would like share, we would love to open the conversation.  

 “What does Pride mean to you?” or “Share why you are proud” and “Why is pride so important to celebrate especially across younger and older generations?” 

Share your story with us, tag @deafconnect and Hashtag #deafconnectpride or email events@deafconnect.org.au 

BLUEY & Deaf Connect

Deaf Connect, in partnership with the ABC, are excited to introduce the newest Bluey character, Dougie – a profoundly Deaf child who uses Auslan to communicate with his hearing mother. You can watch it on ABC iView which includes Auslan translator. 

Auslan Interpreting Services at Deaf Connect

When you need an interpreter, book with Deaf Connect.  

We have interpreters in every state and territory in Australia who are available for both online and face to face appointments.  

There are many ways you can make a booking, including our in case of emergency contact details to provide you a 24 service when you really need it. 

watch this video to find our or visit our website: https://deafconnect.org.au/…/contact-our-interpreting… 

Enrolment day

Deaf Connect is holding an enrolment day for our courses for deaf and hard of hearing people. The courses will develop skills across a range of subjects including English, computer skills, digital art and event planning. 

There will be two sessions delivered in Auslan on Monday 4 July: 

9:30am – 11:00am 

11:30am – 1:00pm 

For more information and to register your attendance to studentservices@accesstraining.edu.au 

Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund

The Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund was set up by Deaf Connect in 2021 in memory of our colleague, friend and community champion, Leonie Jackson. 

Since then, the fund has raised $500,000 for bilingual Deaf education thanks to a combination of community donations and a commitment from Deaf Connect.  

Grant applications are opening in July 2022 and we are currently taking expressions of interest. 

Interest in applying and for more information visit: 

https://deafconnect.org.au/ljmf 

https://deafconnect.org.au/eoi-ljmf 

Let's Connect Roadshow

Let’s Connect events – Visiting more community locations 

By popular demand, the Let’s Connect events are stopping off at more locations. We’re excited to announce we will now also be visiting the Gold Coast and Townsville.  

Join us for a community social gathering with fun, food and laughs for all ages or come along to a Q&A event to ask any burning questions and raise good conversations. 

Check website for more details 

 

Gallaudet Wrap up

Vanessa and Thomas’ trip to America to visit Gallaudet University was life changing. Deaf Connect are taking onboard their learnings and experiences from the youth immersion programs at Gallaudet, among many other areas so that we can equip our youth for success as future change makers in Australia. 

Deaf Connect Recruitment - Roles Available

We have some exciting job offerings in many different roles across Australia with flexible working arrangements, many benefits and a great company culture. We have jobs in Interpreting services, marketing, education, support workers, admin and many other roles. If someone you or someone you know wants to make a difference in your community, please encourage them to apply. For more information www.deafconnect.org.au/careers  

 

NADIOC WEEK 3-10 July 2022

During NAIDOC Deaf Connect is proud to be sponsoring events in Cairns again in 2022. This includes providing interpreter access at many of the events. Watch our Facebook for more details. 

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