Unheard Story of Deaf Immigrant

Communication is one of our biggest challenges as an immigrant. But exactly how big of a challenge it is for someone who was born deaf and had to go through the obstacles of immigration. I personally have never thought about it until I met Empowering conversationZ guest, Dr. Rouzbeh Ghahreman. He talked about his journey, why he left his country, and what obstacles he faced as a minority with an invisible disability. How Canada supported his growth in earning his Ph.D. and how the pandemic impacts him and his community.

Tune into this episode of Empowering conversationZ and learn from someone who teaches American sign language and Deaf culture to hearing and non-hearing students at the University of Alberta. Also about the perception of Alexander Graham Bell in the deaf community and how to interact with someone who is deaf.

Below are two of my favorite quotes from my conversation with Rouzbeh:

“To us, audism is as unacceptable as sexism, racism, and other forms of discrimination and bigotry”

“Disability is in our mind.”

Listen to the full Empowering conversationZ interview 👈

He also have a Farsi youtube interview in case you would like to know more about him.

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