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Official language of the Allies conference is ASL.  This means no spoken English is used at all during the conference.  Please sign ASL when you arrive and continue signing until you leave at the end of the conference.  This is a Voice-Off conference.  Please sign everywhere. 


Friday August 21:  welcome 


4p on-site registration opens  

6p conference start; first session:   

Preparing for the Journey

     session summary: begin the process of allyship through practice of dialogue with icebreaker and group activities       

9p end of day


Saturday August 22: examine and discuss


830a second session:   

How the Journey Began

        session summary: create dialogic space for allyship by exploring and assessing identity within society by engaging in group activities

1030a  refreshment break (15 minutes)

1230p end of session; meal break (90 minutes; lunch on your own)

2p third session:   

Identifying Our Location on the Map

        session summary: continue using dialogic space to explore multiculturalism, intersectionality, power and privilege, oppression within community and profession by engaging in group activities 

4p refreshment break (15 minutes) 

6p  end of session; meal break (90 minutes; dinner on your own) 

730p evening social / entertainment with cash bar  

9p?  end of day


Sunday August 23. : wrap up


830a fourth session:   

Exploring and Realizing Destination + Destiny

        session summary: using dialogic space to figure out how to move forward with healing and improving relations between deaf, coda, and interpreting communities

1030a refreshment break (15 minutes)

1230p conference end

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