As part of our celebrations marking 'International Week of the Deaf', BDA NI will be hosting a day of Remembrance and Celebration events on Friday 28th September. The day has two main events, starting with a Historical Cemetery Tour of significant figures from Deaf History, and an Evening of Remembrance at Jordanstown School. See below for more information:
Historical Cemetery Tour
Join BDA NI for a presentation on some of the most significant figures from Deaf History: Frances Magin, Rev. John Kingham, and Wilhemina Trednnick and a tour of their final resting place at Belfast City Cemetery.
The tour will begin at 2pm and interpreters will be provided.
Evening of Remembrance and Celebration
The British Deaf Association (NI) in partnership with the Ulster Society at Jordanstown School are hosting an ‘Evening of Remembrance and Celebration’ on Friday 28th September from 6pm – 9pm and your presence would be most welcome and greatly appreciated.
The evening will celebrate the influential Deaf people who have impacted the Deaf world and to remember those who sadly died too young. We will have presentations as well as the unveiling of memorial benches. The evening will conclude with a time for socialising and refreshments.
The event has been timed to coincide with and mark ‘International Week of the Deaf ' – an annual initiative organised by the World Federation of the Deaf, the theme this year being “With Sign Language, Everyone is Included”.