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Black Deaf Life in California

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Black Deaf Life in California is an oral history collection created under the direction of Dr. Lissa Ramirez-Stapleton of the Deaf Studies Department in collaboration with the Southern California Black Deaf Advocates (SoCalBDA). The interviews were conducted in American Sign Language (ASL) by CSUN students in the Deaf Studies Program, and translated and transcribed by certified interpreters, with voiceovers recorded and performed by CSUN students. The project was funded by a CSUN Diversity & Equity Innovation Grant that started in spring 2021.

You can read more about the project and the participants in the Black Deaf Life in California online exhibit.