Hosted by Texas Association of the Deaf
Please register for the White Privilege Webinar
TAD’s Unpacking Series
White Privilege Webinar (through Zoom)
Presented by Brandon “BL” Ruiz-Williams
Saturday, July 25, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 pm CST
This webinar will be presented in ASL. If you need communication accommodations, please send your request to [email protected] by Monday, July 13, 2020.
Brandon Lee “BL” Williams is a fifth-generation Black Deaf man who grew up in Texas and Arkansas. He graduated from Gallaudet University with a degree in Social Work. He is currently a Program Coordinator, specializing in diversity and wellness, at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) under the NTID Student Life Team. He also gives presentations and training in diversity and social justice within the Deaf community. He is passionate about working with Deaf Youth of Color and engaging in spiritual discussions and transformation. He is also the proud father of Nadìn Bell Ruiz-Williams.
White Privilege: Processes of Self-Determination for Social Change Born into a Black Deaf family, Brandon “BL” Williams will discuss how systems of racism, sexism, classism, and audism has impacted multiple generations of his family and how that has impacted his views of society. We will explore the intersectional reality of our communities and how we can do better to embrace multiple experiences by resisting the oppression we experience and perpetuate.
Sponsors and Donors:
We want to thank the following sponsors and donors for their generous donation to our TAD’S Unpacking Series:
Texas Association of the Deaf
Houston Association of the Deaf
Michael Swoboda and Dr. Patti Singleton
Aulby Larry Gillett and Patricia Gillett
Texas Blind, Deaf, and Orphan School
Houston Black Deaf Advocates
If you are interested in donating or sponsoring this webinar or our future webinars related to the TAD’S unpacking series, please contact us at [email protected]