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Linguistics MLK Colloquium

Joseph C. Hill, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Friday, January 17, 2020
4:00-5:30 PM
4448 East Hall Map
As part of the university's Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, the Linguistics Department will host Dr. Joseph Hill, Assistant Professor in the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). NTID is part of Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.

The title of Dr. Hill's lecture is "Black, Deaf, and Disabled: Navigating the Institutional, Ideological, and Linguistic Barriers with Intersectional Identities in the United States." The lecture will be given in American Sign Language. Spoken English interpretation will be provided.

The term “intersectionality” appears frequently in the popular and academic discourse, but the definition is unclear to many people. Intersectionality, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, is defined as “the interlocking nature of social categorizations that are relevant to a given individual or group subjected to systemic oppression and discrimination.” Through the case of Black ASL and Black Deaf individuals’ experiences, the audience will better understand the elements of intersectionality and the interconnection of the U.S. educational, political, and cultural institutions from 1860s to present. The audience will come away with a deeper understanding of the relationship between systemic oppression and intersectionality and with a willingness to move toward social justice and liberation.

Ramp entrances are located on the NE and NW side of building. Elevator is adjacent to NE entrance; NW entrance has stairs with lift near doorway.
Gender inclusive restrooms on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors.
ASL-English interpreting & CART captioning provided.

Please contact Linguistics ( with any additional access needs.
Building: East Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: colloquium, Discussion, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Free, Lecture, Linguistics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Linguistics, Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science