Year Around Event (2021)
Virtual Workshop - Zoom
0.4 PPO Professional Studies
ASLIS is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for a total of 0.4 PPO CEUs at Some Content Knowledge Level.
This workshop encourages participants to take a closer look at the perceived and actual benefits of strategic community allyship. Through Deaf lens,
Participants will be able to:
- Gain sensitivity and competence needed to effectively engage in conversations about overt oppression and the “-isms” the Deaf community faces;
- Identify and acknowledge potential where individuals’ powers and privileges may inadvertently or unintentionally oppress marginalized populations; and
- Understand and apply best practices to challenge the existing status quo and injustices.
Corey Axelrod, MBA, is a passionate advocate and social entrepreneur committed to guiding organizations to become more accessible to and inclusive of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. As founder and CEO of 2axend, Corey is sought after as a consultant, thought leader, and trainer to organizations in educational, health care, language services, manufacturing and telecommunication sectors on issues of communication accessibility, inclusive organizational design, unconscious bias, risk management, and Deaf awareness and cultural competency.
Since 2015, Corey has served as the president of the Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD). In this role, he spearheads IAD’s strategic initiatives and partnerships to ensure the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing community’s collective interests are represented among Illinois’ policy makers. He also currently sits on Northwest Community Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council. Corey is a recent past-chair of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Outreach Committee, having been appointed by the NAD Board of Directors. He also served as a member of the Village of Arlington Heights’ Commission for Citizens with Disabilities, Illinois School for the Deaf Advisory Council and Chicago Hearing Society Advisory Council. His contributions to local and national civic advocacy resulted in him receiving the Knights of Flying Fingers Award from the NAD in 2016.
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