Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/8/2021 - 6:00 PM
Category: Recognitions and Resolutions
Type: Action
Subject: 10.5 Review and Potential Approval of Resolution 21/22-15 in Recognition of Deaf Awareness month, International Week of Deaf People September 20-26, 2021, and International Day of Sign Languages September 23, 2021
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 3: Parents, family, and community will be informed, engaged and empowered as partners with Mt. Diablo Unified to support student learning.
File Attachment:
Resolution 21-22 (15).pdf
Summary: September is Deaf Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the rich cultural history of the Deaf community, and continue the work of advocating for the rights of Deaf people everywhere. The purpose is to create a stronger community of learners and to understand that being deaf and hard of hearing is not a handicap or disability. Rather we are all capable and intelligent individuals that have multiple ways in which we communicate.

International Week of the Deaf People (IWDP) September 20-26, 2021 is celebrated throughout the world. These activities and events welcome the participation of all members of deaf communities, which include families of deaf people, professional and accredited sign language interpreters, peers, as well as the involvement of various stakeholders such as national governments, national and international human rights organizations , and Organizations of Persons with Disabilities.

The UN General Assembly has proclaimed September 23, 2021 as the International Day of Sign Language in order to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf.
Funding: N/A
Fiscal Impact No fiscal impact
Recommendation: Move to approve Resolution 21/22 - 15 Deaf Awareness Month, International Week of Deaf People, and International Day of Sign Languages
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Wendi Aghily - Chief, Pupil Services and Special Education
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results: