This year the students and staff from our Centre of Deaf Education at Brighton Primary School will be celebrating and acknowledging National Week of Deaf People with an assembly on Thursday at 12pm. This will be livestreamed to all classes and the wider community with a link on our Blog.
WHAT IS NATIONAL WEEK OF DEAF PEOPLE?
The National Week of Deaf People (NWDP) is a week-long national celebration of Deaf individuals and the Australian Deaf community, which includes celebrating the International Week of Deaf People (IWDP) and International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) which are initiatives of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). These two events are traditionally held during September and are based on the founding date of the WFD (23 September 1951). NWDP is an opportunity for Deaf people to celebrate their communities, language, culture and history; make the public aware of their local, state and national Deaf communities; and to recognise their achievements
It is also an opportunity for organisations involved with or wishing to be involved with the Deaf Community to build and maintain relationships with Deaf people and be recognised as an ally to the Deaf community
NWDP THEME FOR 2021
Deaf Australia has chosen the same theme as the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) International Week of Deaf People for 2021:
‘Celebrating thriving Deaf Communities’