Brendan Stern presenting “Democracy in Deaf America”

“Democracy in Deaf America”

Healthy Democratic Skills and Habits: Fostering and Saving

The Electoral College: Pros and Cons

Mail-in and In-person Voting: Hows and Whys

Brendan Stern, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Government and Public Affairs
Gallaudet University


Thursday, August 20, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM via zoom

Live Streaming: Independence Amplified Maryland (I AM)

Join us for our live stream event on Mondays: Independence Amplified Maryland!

Independence Amplified Maryland
Watch: Independence Amplified Maryland (I AM), a Livestream to Inform the Disability Community!

On Monday, August 10th at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion on the current state of Nursing Homes with Steveanne Ellis, the State Ombudsman for Long-term Care!

Registration is free! Please complete the registration form so we know you will be joining us and to receive the contact information.

What is I AM?

The Centers for Independent Living in Maryland are collaborating on a weekly live stream. The stream, which can be watched live via Zoom or viewed later on YouTube, will feature speakers on the current issues that most interest the disability community, families, and service providers.

We will hear from disability leaders, public officials, and most importantly—you, our community, and listeners. The show will educate the public about the capacities of people with disabilities through the message of I AM: I AM independent. I AM safe. I AM prepared. I AM in charge. Topics may include food resources, transportation concerns, and how the rules of re-opening the economy affect the community.

Independence Amplified Maryland is your opportunity to know what’s going on in the world of disability and take control of your future.

Please register below for the call information and the opportunity to let us know if you have accessibility accommodations!

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2020 MDAD Symposium Registration is now open

The Maryland Association of the Deaf (MDAD) Board invites you to attend their MDAD 2020 Symposium this Saturday, July 25th from 8 AM to 1 PM.

The Symposium is FREE for MDAD members only. Be sure to pay your MDAD dues at the senior citizen rate at if you have not done so.

If you are interested in registering for the Symposium, please email to get more information.

MAD logoGreetings MDAD Members,We are excited to announce that the registration for the 2020 MDAD Symposium is now open. This virtual event which will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2020, and will highlight three ways our community collaborates together: Listen, Learn, and Let’s get Linked.Our Symposium will contain many unique features which highlights our bi-annual event for you as a MDAD member. The event includes a community panel, presentations, and meeting to discuss the NAD priorities. The link to NAD priorities can be found at the bottom of this email. It’s important that you are to submit the form the day before the MDAD Symposium event.

The MDAD symposium is free for MDAD members who are interested in listening, learn, getting linked, and more about the MDAD.

If you wish to register, please email your interest to

If you would like to submit a NAD priority proposal- NAD priorities

Hope to see you there,


Steve Gagnon
Board at Large
MDAD Symposium 2020 Chair