Together we are #Stronger
TSHA supports our Black Deaf, Black hard of hearing and all families who are Deaf/hard of hearing across Oklahoma!
Why is black history month celebrated? Originally Black History Month was celebrated to educate students about black history so it is not forgotten. But Black History Month is more than education. It is a opportunity for people to engage with Black history, go beyond discussions of racism and highlight Black leaders and accomplishments.
Here are some ways you can celebrate Black history month!
February 3, 2022
Black American Sign Language VS American Sign Language do you know the difference? Find how the history behind BASL and the importance! Credits to video:
“Netflix: After her video went viral on TikTok, we asked Charmay to explain BASL (Black American Sign Language) to us, and tell us how it’s different from ASL (American Sign Language). SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/29qBUt7”
February 4, 2022
Rosa Parks Day: Voice/ASL video over #ScholasticBooks Rosa Parks by Will Mara. Credits to video:
“Dedicated to all things related to deafness and hearing loss, we have thousands of materials in our library. We also provide many programs, such as our Signing Story Time, for people to be able to come and learn American Sign Language.”-TN Deaf Library (https://tndeaflibrary.nashville.gov)
February 10, 2022
Support Black Owned Businesses in Tulsa
Have you heard about Tulsa Black Business Network? Tulsa Black Owned Business Network Inc (Tulsa BOBN) was founded in 2016 and has become one of Tulsa’s Premier Social Networks.Supporting Black/African American owned business by creating a platform for networking.
February 15, 2022
Black Wallstreet Gallery in Tulsa and Virtual
Discover Troy Jones Africa series. His online gallery can be viewed on the button below. About the author: “Troy Jones (b. 1974) is a contemporary artist born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. He lives and works in Jersey City, NJ, and New York City. Since receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from New Jersey City University in 2015, he has exhibited his oil paintings extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad. In 2020, he presented his first solo show at Black Wall Street Gallery in New York City. Jones has studied under his mentor, world-renowned artist Ben Jones, for over 30 years. His latest evolving series, “Mask”, presents contemporary African-American figures wearing varied African masks; it deals with the human experience of wearing masks for self-preservation. Troy Jones is represented by Black Wall Street Gallery in New York, NY.” Credits: https://bwsgallery.com