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Deaf Awareness Month 2023 Flag Raising Ceremony

September 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The flyer is navy blue with blue. The tope center is the symbol of the Deaf awareness, which is a hand with yellow as the outline. The center of the page is the information for the flag raising.

The City of Jersey CityMayor Steven Fulop, the Municipal Council Members and the Office of Cultural Affairs are proud to honor and recognize the J.C. Deaf Community Awareness Month during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

As the deaf population includes a wide range of individuals, from those who were born profoundly deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL) as a primary means of communication to those with a degree of hearing loss who use hearing aids or other forms of amplification and communication modes. According to the Deaf Hard of Hearing on Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing, at least 856,000 resident of the State of NJ population identify as deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.

The State of NJ benefits from the many contributions of deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing residents throughout the state. All of NJ is enriched by the diverse and unique heritage, language, and culture of the deaf community.  People who identify themselves as deaf belong to a cultural and linguistic community with shared language, social norms, rules of behavior, and history. It is important to ensure that NJ’s deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing individuals have equal access to the many benefits and opportunities available to hearing individuals to live, work, play, and communicate in NJ.

To commemorate the first congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, which was held in September of 1951, the State of NJ recognizes the entire month of September as Deaf Awareness Month. The purpose of Deaf Awareness Month is to increase public awareness of the issues and the culture of people who are deaf, as well as to promote equal access to information and services for deaf individuals, to educate the public about the misconceptions of being deaf, and to learn about the types of educational programs, support services, and resources available to people who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing.

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September 6, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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City Hall Council Chambers
280 Grove Street 2nd floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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