ISL Awareness Week 2022

International Week of the Deaf People 2022
World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)

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Please let us know if you are planning a virtual, hybrid, or in-person event and we can include your details on the calendar for the week from 19th to 25th September **
Text: 086 440 1443 / Email: advocacy@irishdeafsociety.ie

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♦ Click here to see the full press release
♦ Click here to go to our full ISL Awareness Week website

Monday 19th – Sign Languages in Education

09:00 Welcome to ISL Awareness Week – Opening Ceremony by IDS Chairperson – ISL Video
11:00 Information on IDS Education Policy – ISL Video
All Day Event #BlueLight
GALWAY CITY HALL
KERRY COUNTY MUSEUM, TRALEE
Special Irish Sign Language (ISL) programmes – >Link<

Tuesday 20th – Sustainable economic opportunities for deaf people 

10:00 Brief information on Deaf Career Project  – ISL Video
11:00 Dr John Bosco Conama – Presentation on ISL for Citizen Information Board (CIB staff only)
14:00 Deaf Career Project (Deaf Awareness Training / Enterprise Ireland) Invitations only – ISL Video
19:00 – 21:00 Film Launch
Hands in Harmony Deaf Community Choir in conjunction with the Living and Learning Communities Project
Where: The Belltable, 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick. V94 FK0H
Free Tickets can be booked at Lime Tree Theatre
Donations are not necessary but are always welcome and can be made at time of ticket reservations
All Day Event #BlueLight
GALWAY CITY HALL
KERRY COUNTY MUSEUM, TRALEE
LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL
Special Irish Sign Language (ISL) programmes – >Link<

 

Deaf Enterprise SIGN and CYCLE – Invitation Only
Launch of Information Video on the role of Deaf Interpreter (Di) and examples of where they work solo or as part of a DiHi team. ISL Video

Wednesday 21st – Health for All

10:00 “Health for All” – Webinar style Interview with Dr Aidan Collins the newly appointed Consultant psychiatrist specialist for the Deaf Community – Webinar Details:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82938606426?pwd=azRkVjFyMGNLNWEweDk2NnZjY2szUT09Meeting ID: 829 3860 6426
Passcode: 240032
11:00 Information by Mental Health & Wellbeing Working Group on Robert McAra’s research – ISL Video
18:00 Workshop with Breast Cancer Ireland in Deaf Village Ireland – All welcome
All Day Event #BlueLight
GALWAY CITY HALL
KERRY COUNTY MUSEUM, TRALEE
LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL
Special Irish Sign Language (ISL) programmes – >Link<

Thursday 22nd – Safeguarding deaf people in times of crisis 

11:00 Interview with 2 Ukrainian ladies on their experience living in Ireland and learning new language – ‘Watch Video
18:00 – 20:00 Safeguarding Deaf People in Times of Crisis – Event Details
Cork City Hall and Garda HQ will be lit with blue lights – ALL WELCOME
All Day Event #BlueLight
GALWAY CITY HALL
KERRY COUNTY MUSEUM, TRALEE
LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL
Special Irish Sign Language (ISL) programmes – >Link<

 

Friday 23rd – Sign Languages Unite Us! (International Day of Sign Languages)

11:00 Interview with Carmel Grehan on Languages Connect/Post Primary Languages Ireland – ‘Watch video
10:00 – 12:00 RTÉ will also be running an ‘Online Feedback Session’ for Access users of RTÉ content, with ISL interpreters and live subtitles, on Friday 23rd of September between 10am and 12pm.  You can register here.
10:30 Mass will be shown from Emmaus Chapel on RTE News Now channel. ISL Interpreter will be present. Click here for the post
11:00 – 15:00 ISL Social Gatherings – ALL WELCOME
Clayton Hotel, Lapp’s Quay, Cork
12:00 A short greeting from the Houses of the Oireachtas in relation to International week of the Deaf 2022
14:00 Interview with Fiona Landers on her work with filming ISL stories for Children (EUD Huawei) and Libraries Ireland – ‘Watch video

You can view ISL Stories here

18:00 – 20:00 Film Launch
Hands in Harmony Deaf Community Choir in conjunction with the Living and Learning Communities Project.
Where: MAGS Women Shed, 7 Tracklands Business park, Ennis, Co.Clare. V95 K6F6
Free Tickets can be booked at (083) 204 6821 or email Fiona
Donations on the night greatly appreciated
20:00 Galway Deaf Culture- an insight and overview – Culture Night
 Launch of Information video on the pros and benefits of CISLI membership
All Day Event #BlueLight
ROCK of CASHEL
BEDFORD TOWER, DUBLIN CASTLE
ATHLONE RAILWAY BRIDGE
GALWAY CITY HALL
CASINO MARINO
KERRY COUNTY MUSEUM, TRALEE
LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL#GlobalLeaderChallenges
Special Irish Sign Language (ISL) programmes – >Link<

 

Saturday 24th – Intersectional Deaf Communities 

11:00 Lydia Mendes talks about the theme of
intersectionality and layered identities within Black Deaf community – ‘Watch video
14:00 Laois Deaf Network Social afternoon event – Costa Cafe (near Homebase) Portlaoise.

All welcome

14:30

17:00
Cork Deaf Association

Cork Deaf Centre

Family Fun Day –
Carrigtwohill Community Centre, Saturday 24th September 2.30-5pm
Fun and creative outdoor activities for kids, ice cream truck, face painting and much more.
Please register on Eventbrite
All Day Event #BlueLight
GALWAY CITY HALL
KERRY COUNTY MUSEUM, TRALEE
LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL
Special Irish Sign Language (ISL) programmes – >Link<

 

Sunday 25th – Deaf Leadership for Tomorrow 

11:00 Mark McLoughlin shares his thoughts on the ‘National Council Members’ Leadership workshop hosted by IDS on Saturday 17th September is Portlaoise. ‘Watch video
14:00 Closing Ceremony/Reflection by IDS Chairperson – ‘Watch video
All Day Event #BlueLight
GALWAY CITY HALL
KERRY COUNTY MUSEUM, TRALEE
LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL
Special Irish Sign Language (ISL) programmes – >Link<

 

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