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DeafBlind Interpreter/Intervener job opening:

BRAINERD SCHOOLS is looking for a DB Interpreter/Intervener for the 20-21 School Year! Please apply if interested!

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Job Opening: Community Health Advocate

We have a unique opportunity for those who are passionate about public health and sexual/reproductive health! Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Program at Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota is expanding its health advocacy services! We are seeking for a community health advocate for our Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened communities in Minnesota! Full-time position. If you are interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Bethany Gehman (pronouns: she/her/hers), DDBHH Program Manager, at bgehman@familytreeclinic.org.

Check out the posting on our website for more info! 

Please share with your colleagues, students, friends, and families!

Sorenson Lifeline Connection Information

Sorenson Communications now is offering access to 988 direct-dialing to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and interpreting through a Sorenson Realy interpreter on ntouch devices. This is in response to the FCC order to all telecommunications providers to offer their customers accessto direct-dial 988 and connect to Lifeline.

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Saturday, January 23, 2021 Board meeting:

Hello! Our board meeting is coming up this Saturday, January 23, 2021. Here is our agenda and minutes. You will notice that there are seven minutes in this email. The board will be reviewing them and approving them this Saturday. 

Our President Jackie Correa-Alley also has a message for you about this Saturday. ASL Vlog: https://youtu.be/BRyamR408HY  

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Captions are in white font: Hello, my name is Jackie Correa-Alley, President of Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC). I would like to inform our community members (that) our Board meeting this Saturday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, due to community members interrupting (our) meeting proceedings, there will be no more of that. Instead you can watch it live on YouTube or livestream (only). Thank you for understanding. 

‚ÄčThere will be future meetings for the community to share comments and input. More details will be posted at a later date.  

How An Idea Become A Bill - Part Two:

The Interpreter Licensure Committee apologizes for any inconvenience. The workshop by Shirley Hampton, President of Iowa Association of Deaf, has been postponed to Monday, February 8, 2021. 

To register for the Feb. 8th workshop, please email Jackie Correa-Alley at jackie.correaalley@minndeaf.org. Then a Zoom link will be sent to you. (A computer or laptop is needed with Zoom software.)

Description of the flyer: All texts are yellow against a maroon background. A picture of Shirley Hampton (white woman with blond hair and black glasses wearing a black shirt with a logo "Thrive together" in green text color in the upper left chest area) taking up half of the right side of the flyer.

MADC logo is in the upper left corner next to "A FREE Zoom Webinar for DDBHH Community hosted by Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens, Interpreter Licensure Committee!

"How an Idea Becomes a Bill" "Part Two" in maroon color in yellow box Presented by Shirley Hampton, President of Iowa Association of Deaf

Postponed to February 8, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To register - Please email President Jackie


Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in ASL

Please watch - COVID-19 in ASL

This video covers the basic information of the 2020 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

For more information on COVID-19 visit the Minnesota Department of Health's page on Coronavirus Disease 2019

ASL talent - James Paul Beldon III, Keystone Interpreting Solutions

Video Transcript -

Hello. This is a message from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Lately we’re hearing a lot about an outbreak associated with novel coronavirus. This outbreak started in China, and now has spread to other countries including the United States. The novel coronavirus causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. Symptoms of infection include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While most people recover, it has led to serious illnesses and death in some cases.

Minnesota’s public health community is working hard to protect you, and we’re asking for your help by following the same precautions we all use to prevent colds and flu:

Wash your hands often and well with soap and water.

Cover your cough every time.

Stay home when you are sick.

Also, if you’ve recently traveled where novel coronavirus is spreading and have symptoms, be sure to call your doctor or health care provider to let them know of your symptoms and your travel history. They will work with you to assess your condition and take appropriate steps to get any needed treatment while limiting the risk of passing along an infection to others.

We are learning more about this outbreak and will share key information as it continues. You can stay up to date by visiting the Minnesota Department of Health’s website at health.state.mn.us.


For previous announcements, please go to the webpage "Past Announcements."

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Joining an organization is a great way to make connections, discover new interests and skills, get involved with your community, and have fun!  MADC has committees looking to you to join or lead.  Contact the board at board@minndeaf.org to sign up today.

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Preserve, protect, and promote American Sign Language and political, educational, economic, and social equality for Deaf Minnesotans.


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