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DeafBlind Town Hall

In-person, on June 15, 2023, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

6/2/2023 10:31:47 AM

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This is an in-person town hall event, hosted by the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing in partnership with DeafBlind community leaders. The Commission would like to meet with community members and learn more about any barriers to communication access and equal opportunity. We will have both 1:1 and group interaction during these three hours together. Pizza and salad will also be provided. 

Intended audience

Members of the culturally DeafBlind, hard of hearing blind, and speaking DeafBlind communities.


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Arrive anytime after 5 pm. This is the time to enjoy pizza and salad as well as visit different booth stations with staff.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Open forum where DeafBlind community members can share their experiences. This will be facilitated by Patrick Vellia, Sammie Porter, and Maya Larson. 

7:00 - 7:30 pm: Presentation on Interpreting Forward 2030 with Maya Larson and Dr. Darlene Zangara.

7:30 - 8:00 pm: Time for questions and wrap up. The building closes at 8:00 pm. 


Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 5:00-8:00 PM


The Dendros Group

2642 University Ave W #140

St Paul, MN 55114

Transportation and Parking

Right across the street from the METRO Green Line Westgate Station on University Ave. Walk to the south and approach the front door of the building. If locked, please knock and someone will come to open the door.

If using Metro Mobility or a ride share service, arrange to be picked up by 8:00 as the building closes promptly at 8:00 pm.

Free parking is available on the East side of the building. Pay parking is available on the West side of the building.


Interpreters and CART provided. We have interpreters ready to assign to you. To be assigned to an interpreting team or to request another accommodation, please email by Friday, June 9, 2023.



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