Pink block header with text: “Wisconsin School for the Deaf Jr. NAD Chapter Takeover”. There is an illustration in the center of a cheese slice with milk carton that has text: “Jr.NADmag” and Jr.NAD logo and an image of a cow. Text on the bottom right of the image: “Spring 2021”.
Header text on a pink block: “Table of Contents”. There are four cow spots with page numbers.
Spot #1) Text: “3 – Meet WSD’s Jr. NAD Chapter!”
Spot #2) Text: “4 – Advice from Deaf Organizations”
Spot #3) Text: “6 – National Deaf Youth Day Mock Interviews”
Spot #4) Text: “7 – Jr. NAD Chapter Activities Across the Nation”
Bottom header has a photo of a cow with graphic of “Mooooooooo”.
Header text: “Wisconsin School for the Deaf Jr. NAD chapter”
The page is decorated with black cow spots. There are seven photos.
Row 1: Photo of Eliza with text: “Eliza Camino”, photo of Valentina with text: “Valentina Camino”, and photo of Katie with text: “Katie McClyman”.
Row 2: Photo of Cayden with text: “Cayden Rawlings”, and photo of Caitlyn with text: “Caitlyn Buchman”
Row 3: Photo of Jalila with text: “Jalila Martens” and photo with text: “Karla Gunn”.
Text on the bottom: “is mooing over”.
Header text: “Words from Deaf Organizations”
The advice from deaf organizations are scattered across the page.
Turtle Island Hand Talk (logo): “Turtle Island Hand Talk (TIHT) encourages Deaf Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to think about American History from the Native Peoples perspective. We also encourage Indigenous Deaf youth to ask their family questions about their specific tribe and their family’s experiences as Native People. Lastly, seek out Deaf Indigenous elders as mentors to help you to feel good about who you are to increase pride in your heritage. We, TIHT Deaf Elders, encourage them individually to explore their identity. Just knowing where you came from is a huge part of finding who you are and who you want to be. Your role as an indigenous youth is to get educated. Just going to school is not enough, they (school) textbooks might not teach you so finding out about your own indigenous history will be important. This finding out more about your history as an Indigenous youth is an important responsibility so you can learn how to protect the earth, to protect what you have and be thankful for it.”
Deaf Women United (logo): “In life, you will face challenges and mistakes. When they happen, see them as opportunities to learn and grow. Embrace them. Your life story is yours. Own it. Live it. Show it.”
Asian Signers (logo): “You possess your journey by learning, embracing, and honoring your cultural heritage as an amazing thing. You build and thrive like bamboo to uplift the recognition of diverse communities. Together, we harmonize starting with you. It’s okay to make a mistake, you own it. Hence, you shall become a better person. May you prosper serving others with your heart.”
Header text: “For Deaf Youth”.
The advice continues on this page.
Deaf Women of Color (logo): “Keep grit and find different opportunities including internships and volunteer work that will shape your future and careers. You are our future leaders and we are looking forward to see your great accomplishments regardless if it is small or big! :)”
Council de Manos (logo): “We, Council de Manos, want to give you a piece of wise advice. Believe it yourself! Fight for what you believe. Fight your dream! Fight for Family, Friend, Loved ones, and Community Justice. The world is calling you, and you are our future. We are in this Solitary.”
National Black Deaf Advocates (logo): “Your education is the ticket to success. As Nelson Mandela reminds you of this most powerful quote, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’”
National Hispanic Latino Association of the Deaf (logo): “We recognize the importance of gaining empowerment through the promotion of leadership and education the Hispanic and Latino.”
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD): “”Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”–Harvey Fierstein” The advice is to always stay true to yourself regardless of what anyone says. We all are paving new paths for the others, and sometimes, we have to carve out the paths ourselves. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Header text: “National Deaf Youth Day Mock Interviews”
There are four photos of students participating in the mock interviews using video conferences on laptops.
There are two comment blocks. One on top, with text: “The mock interview was a good experience for me. – Jonathan Kelly, Wisconsin School for the Deaf”
One on the bottom, with text: “I learned a lot during the mock interviews. It taught me and prepared me for future interviews. It was really worth my time! – Eliza Camino, Wisconsin School for the Deaf.”
Flyer of the Jr. NAD National Conference.
There are palm trees on the top of the page and some on the bottom. Jr. NAD logo is placed in a circle on the top of the page. Text below: “Jr. NAD National Conference 2022, Save the Date!, March 17 – 22, 2022”
CSD Riverside logo is on the bottom of the page.
Header text: “Jr. NAD Chapter Bulletin Board”
A sticky note is tumbtacked to the page with text: “Wisconsin School for the Deaf: In honoring BIPOC, Wisconsin School for the Deaf Student Body Government and Jr. NAD decided to host an event every Friday, which spotlighted the diverse cultures of Black, Latin, Asian, and Indigenous communities. We believe it’s important to spread awareness of people of color to all students and staff in order to clarify our history, discrimination, systemic racism, and celebrations that is valuably represented and/or is affected in each culture and community. Not only we were educated about the deep roots of each culture, but we recognized the passion to educate others, and change for the better to create a flourishing future. Additionally, we encourage others to understand, and respect the various cultures as well as making sure that we are an inclusive community where everyone can feel belonging. The interviews with the guest speakers strengthened our understanding from the individuals’ stories, agony, and joy in their perspectives of one’s identity.- Written by Nevaeh Benning”
There are five photos at the bottom of the page: 1) Eliza smiling with Roberto Cabrera; 2) Valentina smiling with Sean Norman; 3) Cayden is conversing with Danny Luceror; 4) Caitlyn is laughing with Salim Esmili and 5) Kaitlyn introduces Melody Stein.
There is an equality graphic (all arms and fists up in the air, all have different skin types).
Header text: “See what our Jr. NAD chapters have been up to!”
There is a yellow sticky note with text: “Nebowa Jr. NAD Chapter: We did team building activities where Jr. NAD members had to go through an obstacle blindfolded and with strings tied around his/her wrists and ankles. The opposite member had to guide the person from the starting line to the finish line. We also did this without the strings. This taught us how to trust someone by giving direct cues by tapping on his/her shoulder.”
A photo is on the right of students playing the obstacle course.
Another yellow sticky note is on the bottom right side of the page with text: “James Madison High School: We volunteered at the Deaf Festival 2020 and joined with Deaf Community Services to Volunteer for the greater San Diego Community.” There is a group photo on the left and a photo of Jr. NAD members in Zoom on the bottom of the page.
The page is pink. There is a light green sticky pad with text: “Rhode Island School for the Deaf: The RISD students collected together to make a difference for the RISD campus on Earth Day. The campus looked beautiful after a teamwork effort by RISD Jr.NAD students.” There is an Earth Day flyer on the left of the sticky note.
Second sticky note is on the bottom left with text: “Maryland School for the Deaf: ‘We have worked so hard to make this event happen and it was successful! Everyone loved it. It was very inspiring to see all young deaf students with great leadership skills on Zoom working together. I am looking forward to the future Jr. NAD Across America Zoom events.’ – Hanna Johnston-Shaw ‘The event was fantastic! It was great to see so many students from different schools participating. I’m looking forward to more hangouts.’ – Alona Zfati.”
There is a sticky one on top of the page, with text: “Texas School for the Deaf: Texas School for the Deaf’s Jr. NAD chapter hosted the Keeper of the Flame of the Future award ceremony on March 25th. Promoting the Tomorrow of the Deaf by Working with the Deaf Youth of Today is our charge! The award ceremony was to recognize and celebrate our leaders for their meritorious contributions and for empowering the deaf youth of America to measure up to capacity in school, college, workplace, career, and the multigenerational world. Dr. Frank Turk gave an inspiring presentation before the students went into break-out rooms to socialize with the assigned presenters. Afterward, the students had the chance to share what they learned and present the awards to the leaders.” There are two photos: a group photo in Zoom and a close up photo of Frank Turk.
A sticky note is on bottom right with text: “California School for the Deaf, Riverside: Hosted various events including a community step up challenge!” There are two flyers of their events: ASL Storysigning and Step Up Cubs.
There are three yellow sticky notes on this page.
- On the left with text: “New Mexico School for the Deaf: It was a great experience to run the event with my team. It was fun to seeing everyone’s talents! We are looking forward to see more talents and continue spread the awareness about #deaftalent.- Stacy Vargas, Jr.NAD President.” Next to the note, there is a photo of a powerpoint slide with text: “Welcome to the first annual roadrunners’ spring fever! Wednesday March 31, 2021, Presented by NMSD Jr.NAD” The second slide has text: “ASL Riddles, Acertijos de ASL, Dominic Harrison, Skye Dreumont, Troy Thompson, and Hillary Frankowiak (and photos of each).”
- On the right with text: “Rochester School for the Deaf: Joined in webinars and Jr. NAD events. We are hosting a 5K too!” On the left, there is a screenshot of a webinar with students in masks. There is CART captioning with text: “Question 2: As a Black individual or an Asian individual, what disadvantages or barriers do you face when the system is clearly favoring the white people? Emma, can you talk about systemic and systematic racism.”
- On the left with text: “California School for the Deaf, FremontL We hosted a series of guest speakers addressing various topics for our CSD community. We also hosted STEPS for Deaf Youth Fundraiser event from April 25th to May 15th to raise money for our chapter for future leadership related events and Jr. NAD national conferences.” On the right there is a photo of a student with guest presenters on Zoom.
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The page is decorated with cow spots. There are three photos of students working on the Jr.NAD mag! Large pink banner is placed across the page with text: “Have a great summer!”