Livestreaming a Conversation: #DeafWoke with Sarah Young Bear-Brown


Antoine Hunter presents #DeafWoke with Sarah Young Bear-Brown/tti-ka-mi-ge-a livestreaming on the commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at Thursday 16 September 2021 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Join us for an eye-opening evening with Sarah Young Bear-Brown/tti-ka-mi-ge-a: member of the Sac&Fox Tribe, 5th generation bead worker, and Advocate/Activist for the Indigenous Deaf community. Sarah will share her #DeafWoke Journey.

#DeafWoke is a virtual consciousness-raising engaging online talk show, led by Black and Native American Deaf host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow.

Founded as a response to isolation and misinformation experienced during CoVID-19, #DeafWoke provides access to the Deaf BIPOC life stories, critical coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, education, Arts, social justice and analysis of CoVID-19-related news for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened and Black Hearing communities.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our stories to be heard by providing the #DeafWoke platform to uplift BIPOC Deaf and disabled artists voices and to contribute to the arts and larger society, increasing awareness at the intersections of audism, ableism, and racism–this includes Deaf-Disabled stories as a force for cultural change and collective liberation. There is also a space to talk about economics, parenthood, and education.

All episodes will be produced with ASL Interpreters and captioning welcoming everyone to the conversation. For da Hearing and Deaf! It’s inspiring, it’s funny, it’s beautiful with the ugly, it’s things people don’t really talk about, it’s unheard of, it Deaf Woke!
The host: Bay Area native, Antoine Hunter also known Purple Fire Crow is an award-winning Internationally-known African-American, Indigenous, Deaf, Disabled, choreographer, dancer, actor, instructor, speaker, Producer and Deaf advocate. He creates opportunities for Disabled, Deaf and hearing artists and produces Deaf-friendly events, and founded the Urban Jazz Dance Company and Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival.

Guest Bio
Hoat! Sarah Young Bear-Brown/tti-ka-mi-ge-a is a member of the Sac&Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa – the Meskwaki Nation. She currently resides in Council Bluffs, IA. Sarah is a mother of two young children. She went to Iowa School for the Deaf and attended United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, ND. She walks in two different worlds; as a Meskwaki and Deaf woman.
Sarah is currently vice chair for Native American Caucus for Iowa Democratic Party, a member of the Deaf Poor People Campaign and Vice President of the Cedar Rapids Association of the Deaf. She believes in Human Rights.

Sarah has been an Activist/Advocate for the Indigenous Deaf Community since 2014. She founded “Gathering of Deafatives” for the Indigenous Deaf Community. Also advocated and protested with the No DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) at Standing Rock, Line 3 in Minnesota and supports the MMIW (Missing and Murdered of Indigenous Women) Movement. She is working as ASL storyteller, Deaf Interpreter, and Motivation speaker.

Sarah owns a small business called SAYBB Creations Beadwork and she has been creating beadwork for 22 years, starting at age 15. She is a 5th Generation beadworker, following her mother, Mary Young Bear’s path as a beadwork artist.

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