Here is a list of special workshops provided for community organizations.
Charles Thompson Memorial Hall Outdoor Tailgating Event
Sunday, September 13, 2020, from 11 AM - 4 PM
MNCDHH Voters Outreach Team will be tailgating with you. Visit our booth for Voting Quiz, Questions about Voting, and some Voting Prizes. You will be able to meet MNCDHH contractors. Visit Thompson Hall's Facebook event to learn more.
North Shore ASL Club Virtual Gathering
Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM (Voting workshop from 5:30-6:30 PM, social time and chatting (6:30-7:30 PM)
ASL social and includes Jaemi Hagen from MNCDHH, who will present on voting information and answer questions. Zoom (Meeting ID: 967 0882 0509, Passcode: ZNf*1F)
Minnesota Deaf Queers
Sunday, October 4, 2020, from 1 - 2 PM
Metro Deaf School (MDS)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 9 - 10 AM
Friday, October 9, from 9 - 10 AM
For MDS students only
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 1-2 PM
For ABE students only
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD)
Friday, October 9, 2020, from 1 - 2 PM
For MSAD students only
Minneapolis-St. Paul Black Deaf Advocates (BDA)
Saturday, October 10, 2020, from 2 - 3 PM
Deaf Equity Yoga and Vote Event
Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 6 - 7 PM
Deaf Women of Minnesota
Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10 - 11 AM
Coffee and pajamas.
DeafBlind Support and Access Meeting (DBSAM)
What you need to know to vote!
Monday, October 26, 2020, from 5:45-7:30 PM (CST)
Patrick Vellia, one of MNCDHH's voting experts, will join the national DeafBlind Support and Access Meeting (DBSAM) on Zoom to present on voting!
Limited to 100 people. First come, first served.
Workshop participants will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Amazon gift card provided by our partners at Deaf Equity!
Please have a contrasting background and a solid color contrasting shirt.
Do not sit with a window or bright light behind you.
The Zoom meeting will open at 6:45 PM EST. Meeting will start at 7 PM EST
From 6:45-7 PM EST you can chat with the other people joining us.
If you live in a different time zone, please check the Zoom information above for the start time in different zones.
If you wish to ask a question or make a comment, please raise your hand and wait to be spotlighted. Remember, if you are not spotlighted, not everyone can see you. Please respect turn taking to provide better access.
Please identify yourself any time you talk.
If you are asking a question to a specific person, make sure you say their name so they know it's directed to them, and so we can spotlight them.
Sign clear and not fast. This will give any CFs time to catch up.
We will have a break from 7:40 to 7:50.
Meeting will finish at 8:30 pm.
MNCDHH hosted workshops
You can learn about and sign up to attend September's voter workshops.
Vote @ Home Series Orientation
Learn about the upcoming Voters Series and what the different workshops have to offer. Learn about the presenters. Learn about how you can earn your Civic Engagement Certificate and other resources that we will be using for our upcoming workshops. Bring all of your questions to this session but save some for the following series (2, 3 and 4). This event is primary an introduction to the series.
In this workshop you will learn the voting timeline. Know your options for voting, how to register, use the online voting by mail tracking system and other updates. Learn about your rights for asking for accommodations and what resources you can use to support you. We will navigate the mnvotes.org website and encourage you to ask all of your questions.
Research is a big part of educating ourselves to make informed decisions about our voting choices. In this workshop, you will learn how to research candidates, distinguished between real news and fake news with by using fact checking resources. We will discuss some important community resources, networks and discussions that you can be part of to support you in making voting decisions. Come prepared to navigate the internet, social media and sources. Share your tips and tools.
Voting is one aspect of engagement. Learn ways that you can participate in debates, political campaigns, discussions, and other outlets. Discuss advocating for access, participating in groups, and proposing questions to candidates that involve supporting your issues. Be familiar with your voting rights.Use your knowledge to engage others in informed decisions about voting.