2012 DEAF ACTION CENTER BOYS’ SUMMIT
Celebrating “Deaf” Smith – and his 225th Birthday!
On October 25, 2012, Erastus “Deaf” Smith will step out of Texas
history and into the DAC Teen Leadership Summit for Deaf & Hard of
Hearing Boys! This summit we pay special tribute to THE LEGACY OF
“DEAF” SMITH, presented and performed by distinguished author,
educator, leader, and Hall of Fame athlete, Steven C. Baldwin, Ph.D. –
a Texas treasure, himself.
Dr. Baldwin will take the boys on a journey through Texas history at
the time of the Alamo, portraying the man who lost his hearing at age
11, yet played a vital role in the struggle for Texas independence –
the legendary scout, spy, soldier and hero, Erastus “Deaf” Smith.
Also featured will be the “Deaf” Smith displays recently exhibited in
the Texas Capitol. Rest assured… this will be one unforgettable summit!
DAC Teen Leadership Summit for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Boys
7th – 12th Grade Boys
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012 – Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Communities Foundation of Texas – Mabel
Peters Caruth Center
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, TX 75225-8148
$25.00 Per Attendee – Lunch & T-Shirt Included. Pre-registration is
required. For more info email: [email protected]
Boys, check with your schools for registration and transportation
Dr. Seven C. Baldwin (bio): Author, educator, leader and Hall of Fame
athlete, as well as “Deaf” Smith enthusiast, Dr. Steven C. Baldwin,
Ph.D., has been a prolific writer for more than 30 years. His works
include, Pictures in the Air: The Story of the National Theatre of the
Deaf; The Deaf Texan Newsletter, where he was writer, editor and
photographer from 2006 to 2011; and The Legacy of Deaf Smith: Famed
Soldier, Spy and Scout of the Texas Revolution, to name a few. Also, an
accomplished playwright, Dr. Baldwin has had 20 of his plays produced.
In 1992, he authored a mini-documentary film that won the Barbara
Jordan award; and later researched, wrote and co-produced Journey
Through Deaf Texas, a 54 minute documentary about the Texas Association
of the Deaf and its past leaders. Dr. Baldwin has a B.A. in American
History from Gallaudet University, a M.A. in Special Education from
California State University, Northridge, and a Ph.D. in Theatre
History, Theory & Criticism from the University of Texas, Austin.