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Deaf Talks

  • 14 Apr 2015
  • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
  • 2100 Building: 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144
  • 19


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Deaf Talks is a series of presentations in ASL by Deaf people about something they know and love. It is an unique opportunity to expand our language base through exposure to language models in topic areas relevant to today's interpreted environment.

Allie Joiner

Allie has worked in Seattle since 1971 as a counselor, an advocate, teacher, administrative coordinator, and in many other roles in order to serve and empower the Deaf and DeafBlind community here. She played an instrumental role in creating ODHH under DSHS, and helped to write the TDD Project Bill in 1985. She actively led and organized efforts to raise money in support of the facility where today’s HSDC resides (and previously CSCDHH). Allie has been a major player in advocating for the rights of citizens in Washington, as well as being involved with women’s rights organizations.

Currently Allie is “retired”, working part time with DeafBlind senior citizens. She is excited to share some of her stories and experiences with WSRID members.

Growing Up in a Hearing Family, Living in a Deaf Family

Larry Petersen

Video Introduction

Larry Petersen was born and raised in Everett, Washington.  He attended oral school until he was 9 years old, then transferred to Washington School for the Deaf.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Gallaudet University and a Master’s Degree from California State University, Northridge.  He settled back in the Seattle area where he and his wife had two children and he worked as the Director of the Deaf Program at Seattle Central Community College.

Deaf Talks


Vince Nuccio & Jasper Norman
April 21st

0.2 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies will be offered by the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.


WSRID, as a diverse and inclusive body, has adopted a formal communication policy of direct communication in ASL for all events sponsored by WSRID .

This workshop will be provided in ASL.

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The 2100 Building is ADA compliant.  To request accommodations, contact us at the email below by April 1st.

Still have questions?

Contact the WSRID Professional Development Committee West wsrid.pdc@gmail.com 

WSRID does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, marital status, political ideology, military or veteran status, parental status, or breastfeeding in a public place. This applies to all activities of the organization, including-but not limited to: employment, elections, meetings, workshops, and conferences. WSRID Officers, Board members, and committee Chairpersons shall be aware of this policy and uphold it at all times, in accordance with state and local law.

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