IRI Monthly ASL Chat via Zoom

Hello everyone! Independent Resources, Inc. is hosting a monthly Zoom call to discuss different topics, share resources, and to talk about what is happening. The call will be hosted on the first Monday of the month, unless changed because of holidays or other reasons.

Please feel free to contact Christy Hennessey at chennessey at iri-de.org or Alanna Smith at asmith at iri-de.org for questions, ideas, or feedback.

Zoom meeting ID: 844 1326 3378
Passcode: contact Christy or Alanna for the passcode or see the flyer blow.

Every 1st Monday of the month, from 10:00 to 11:00 am

February 1st: Greetings and Open Discussion
March 1st
April 5th
May 3rd
June 7th
July 5th
August 2nd
September 6th
October 4th
November 1st
December 6th

PDF icon IRI Monthly Deaf Chat Flyer  (Adobe Acrobat PDF reader required)

Covid 19 Presentation (February 21, 2021)

JoJo (Jolene) Ogun
Welcome our friend JoJo,( Jolene) Ogun Our Guest speaker who will presentation regarding to Covid 19!
When: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at 1:30pm EST
Zoom Link: Contact Karen Miller or use contact form to get link
 
Jolene Ayres Ogunjirin, is the founding director of a small Deaf woman-owned business called Diversity Health Education & Outreach (DHEO, LLC). DHEO service focuses on promoting health education to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) people, especially in developing nations. In recent years, DHEO contracted with medical & surgical outreach organizations to ensure DHOH people are included in these medical treatment provisions.
 
Retrospectively, a graduated class of 1997 from Delaware School for the Deaf ( Sterck School)  who went on to complete her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Gallaudet University, class of 2001.
 
 
In 2006, Jolene graduated from Howard University College of Medicine with a Master’s degree in public health, focusing on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) health disparities. In July 2020, she virtually-graduated with a doctorate of public health degree from Walden University, focusing on CVD risk factors among the Deaf vs. Hearing population; implementing health care solutions to address communication barriers.
 
 
In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jolene felt called to educate DHOH people to ensure they are well-informed about the virus through virtual outreaches to help them survive the pandemic’s resilience.   Jolene Married to Dr. Debo Ogunjirin , a pharmaceutical scientists , they together have 4 children
 

Covid Vaccines for d/hh community

Do you need your COVID vaccine?

If you are a Delaware resident and over 65 and Deaf you can get COVID vaccine

on this Saturday Feb 13 at 1 pm at Epworth United Methodist church at 19285 Holland Glade Rd , Rehoboth Beach DE. 

You MUST register first by contacting Carol Stevens at carolstevens100 AT hotmail.com by email by tomorrow Thursday at 8 pm. Tell your Deaf friends who are over 65 years old.

First come. First served.

Beebe Hospital contacted Epworth Church.  Epworth will have a limited number of vaccines available.  They decided to give some of them to the Deaf community, because they know that it is very difficult for Deaf people to try to get an appointment.

Remember to be safe and wise.  Mask, hand wash, social distancing and get you vaccine.

Covid Vaccine Shot opportunity with ASL Interpreters (Wilmington, DE)

Christiana Hospital Covid shots
Friday, Feb 5, 11a-6pm
walk up opportunity for 65+

Tracy Gerry – tgerry AT christianacare.org

Register by Wednesday by Midnight, 12pm – need to give your name, date of birth and phone number

** No name, no shots for you **

Great Oaks Charter School
1200 North French Street, Wilmington 

PDF icon Community Vaccination – Letter for 12pm to 2pm
(Requires a PDF reader to open this file)

DAD Meeting (Jan. 28, 2021)

When: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7pm

Where: Zoom (requires password/link if interested in joining) or YouTube channel (public, live streaming if it works – our first attempt)

What: Regular meeting as required by Bylaws and to prepare for elections later on this year

Note: Use the contact page or reach out to one of the board members for the zoom link to join the meeting.

Biden-Harris Inauguration in ASL

Watch the 2021 inauguration speeches, performances, and events with an ASL interpreter! You can watch the entire program here or catch selected highlights listed below.

Watch this news summary in ASL about the inauguration from DPAN-TV.

– Thanks to ASDC, https://deafchildren.org/2021/01/biden-harris-inauguration-in-asl.

Note: Other accessible options can be found at https://bideninaugural.org/accessibility including audio description and cued speech.

 

Winter ASL Class Registration Is Now Open! (by DHCC)

Due to the stay-at-home order, all of our ASL classes and private tutoring sessions are being offered online indefinitely via Zoom. Access to a laptop or a desktop computer is required to sign up for online sessions.

DHCC offers a fun, relaxed learning environment and community-level, non-credit beginner American Sign Language (ASL) instruction via community classes, on-site corporate classes and private one-on-one sessions. Our teachers, who are native ASL users, promote a relaxed learning environment with both structured and spontaneous dialogue. This gives students the opportunity to develop appropriate conversational strategies that are unique to Deaf Culture.

Register at https://dhcc.org/resources/asl-classes/?blm_aid=245167120.