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    DeafThrive 2018
    Posted on 10/09/2018
    Families, students, and community members celebrated the richness and dynamism of Deaf Culture on Saturday, September 15th for DeafThrive Day. DeafThrive Day is a "family-friendly festival that brings the Deaf community together to celebrate being Deaf, and to show Seattle that we are happy, healthy, and thriving!" The event - featuring speeches, performers, activities, and resource sharing - took place in Cal Anderson Park and was attended by many Deaf and non-signing folks alike. The event is an annual celebration and one not to be missed!

    Mayor Jenny Durkan also recognized September 15th, 2018 as DeafThrive Day. Seattle Public School students presented the official proclamation in American Sign Language. A sample of the proclamation text reads as follows: "Whereas our City's Deaf community has made incredible contributions to ensuring that Seattle continues to be an accessible, vibrant and inclusive city for all our residents [...] the City of Seattle recognizes the need for Deaf people to come together and celebrate as one, and thanks our Deaf community for their incredible and lasting contributions to our great City." We are so proud of our Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students and community!