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Banquet held to bring awareness to Deaf Civil Rights Movement

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

 

The Chatham County Association of the Deaf held a special banquet on Saturday.

The event is meant to bring awareness to the Deaf Civil Rights Movement, which is dedicated to fighting oppression and raising awareness of deaf history and deaf culture within the community.

"It's so the people can know about our rights to have an interpreter for accessibility for fitting and all those different things. Many people here in the public, they understand our deaf ideas and our cultures and the language and they need to understand that as well. " Dr. Frank Lala, Board Member.

 

Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson was a special guest speaker at today's event.

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