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Pamela Burry

Outreach & Civic Engagement Specialist

Pam Bury moved from New York to Minnesota in 1987.  She has been involved with her community through many activities such as teaching American Sign Language, acting as an ASL mentor for Interpreters,working as a PCA/homemaker for Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing individuals, and engaging in many community organizations. 

Pam is a member of the Black Deaf Advocates group, Minnesota Deaf Queers, Black Magic Girls Dance group and is currently serving on a Olmstead Committee. Pam’s energy and passion is in cooking. She is attending the Chef School of Culinary Arts, and recently released her first cookbook.  

She is a Deaf performer with the Twin Cities Pride Parade and the LGBTQ Annual Awards Program. In 2014, she won the Community Activist Award for her work volunteering with the LGBTQ Community. Pam is excited about the opportunity to work with MNCDHH and engage the Deaf Black community in Census work, work with Voters Outreach, and meeting with Legislators. 

"I wanted to work with the Commission because I wanted to be a role model for other Deaf Black women. It is important for us to stand up with pride to show our youth we can be successful."- Pam Burry

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