Wrap Up Session: Some Lingering Questions
[session is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 22 at 4 pm]
Moderator: Robert Tawney
Description of the session:
In this session, we plan to address a number of issues and concerns that have arisen during the course of the conference as well as the use of appropriate signed terminologies.
Robert Tawney is one of the founders and is co-director of Deaf Refugee Advocacy. He was born into a hearing family and diagnosed as profoundly deaf as a child growing up in New England. Deafness runs in his family for generations. Aunts, grandparents, deaf relatives here and there are a constant in his family history. Unlike most deaf - who are born into hearing families- his family was not surprised he was born deaf-along with one of his sisters. Rob graduated from Gallaudet University. He has have given his heart and soul through participation in many non-profit organizations within the Deaf community. He often travels to different countries and is married to Marta.