Detroit Black Deaf Advocates


Organization Description

The Mission of the National Black Deaf Advocates is to promote the leadership development, economic and educational opportunities, social equality, and to safeguard the general health and welfare of Black deaf and hard of hearing people.

As a non-profit, tax-exempt, consumer organization, NBDA is supported by its members and others interested in furthering the mission, vision, and strategic objectives of this esteemed organization. Membership includes Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing; parents of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing children; professionals who work with Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth and adults; sign language interpreters; people of color; and other interested individuals and organizations. NBDA also works in conjunction with more than 30 Local BDA Chapters across the country.

Detroit Black Deaf Advocates, DBDA, Chapter 6, was founded in 1984, our mission is to better inform ourselves and the Deaf Community about the rights and responsibilities of black deaf individuals. We also identify, examine and disseminate information related to the impact of social, economic, educational, political, religions and health issues through the medium of forums, panels, lectures and workshops as well as increased leadership development and job opportunities for Black Deaf persons and to further their potentials.

Mailing address

Detroit Black Deaf Advocates
P.O. Box 32348
Detriot, MI 48233
United States

Updated: May 15, 2023

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