Dr. Paul Ogden, professor emeritus of Deaf Studies, recently appeared on ABC30‘s Latino Life to discuss the upcoming Lecture in The Silent Garden, happening Friday, February 26, 2016.

The lecture will focus on Latinos, who are among the largest minority within the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Even with these high numbers, services and resources for this population are limited. The 4th annual lecture will address this issue and will be offered entirely in Spanish (with English captions).20160114_121413

The lecture will provide resources, outreach services and a workshop for Latino families with children that are Deaf. The first of its kind in the Central Valley, the lecture will welcome guest speaker Irma Sanchez, of Los Angeles, who will share her experience of raising 3 deaf children in a Latino household. Sanchez, along with her husband Miguel, founded the non-profit, Deaf Latinos Organization, where they are dedicated to working with families to promote awareness of the Latino culture to Deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.

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Among the free resources provided will be Ogden’s Spanish reference book, “El Jardin Silencioso: Criando a su Hijo Sordo” and “¡Dígalo en señas!”, written by Lucas Soto.

Registration for the event is free, as well as breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, contact the thesilentgarden@csufresno.edu or call 559.549.4218. You can also follow The Silent Garden Lecture on their facebook event page.

View the Latino Life segment (with captions) on youtube.