Please join us for WWOHP’s annual event on Wednesday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, for a presentation entitled, "Women Unheard…No Longer! Hearing the Voices of Deaf Women in the Community," by Judy Freedman Fask.
Ms. Freedman Fask’s talk will focus on the incredible efforts and the complex process to record and present the lives of Deaf women, in their own words and in their own language of American Sign Language (ASL). This project highlights the true spirit of collaboration, involving several institutions of higher education and members of the Deaf community during her tenure at Holy Cross from 1994-2012. Learn how authentic stories of Deaf women are expressed, interpreted, and recorded so they can be shared with others. The narratives include personal stories of artists, homemakers, students, actors, community leaders, and others.
Judy Freedman Fask is a recognized leader in the field of community and civic engagement, especially through Community Based Learning programming. Ms. Freedman Fask assisted in the establishment and development of the Deaf Studies program at the College of the Holy Cross. Her experiences provide perspective from the classroom as faculty affiliated with higher education, as well as on the ground as the joint community partner. Her expertise emphasizes the mutual benefits of building successful collaborations. She has been honored with numerous awards for her role in the community as leader, advocate, and ally. Ms. Freedman Fask currently works with Transition Age Youth who have a variety of disABILITIES. She holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Springfield College and a Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf from Smith College. She has worked as a freelance Certified American Sign Language interpreter for over 30 years.