Who wants a place where everyone values and celebrates ASL? Who wants a place to work out, enjoy theatre in ASL, interact with other people, have a cup of coffee, and more all in an ASL-friendly environment? I do. I want to believe we, as Deaf People, all aspire for that dream, too. I am here as a board member of Veditz Center to inspire, share information, and to work collectively towards a great project: the development of a third space, a place where ASL users converge, a one-stop shop for resources and information, a place where people can go outside of home and work: the Veditz Center.
I am a native Coloradoan who loves playing in the sunshine, sharing big ideas, communicating with animals, and all things happy. Currently, I am the director for Sorenson SVRS call center in Denver after 12+ years as an educator and love to do Animal Communication and Energy Healing services.
----- Who remembers RUDE Center? I do.
Kori is a Colorado native who loves to travel. Her dream is to visit each country in the world. Kori's deep passion in helping people and making a difference inspired her to join Veditz Center in 2014.
Her experiences growing up with limited resources and access to the ASL community has led her to commit to making Veditz Center's dream become a reality.
Bucky, an outdoor adventurer, moved to Colorado in 1997 and has grown his roots deep in Colorado ever since. He has a strong passion to create a "home" for the Deaf community where every Deaf person can come in and be able to communicate in our natural language, American Sign Language.
Jessica Lennon graduated with Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts & Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. In January 2015, with significant aspirations to get involved with the Deaf and DeafBlind community, she moved to Denver, Colorado. Since then, she’s worked for Purple Communications, a Video Relay Service company for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, as the Manager for the state of Colorado. She's also become Admin and Host for a
community organization, called Denver-Deaf Night Life. And recently, she joined the board of the Veditz Center.
She believes that the Veditz Center will become the future service center for the DHHDB community. It will provide services and resources in the comfort of their language, American Sign Language (ASL). The Veditz Center will connect local organizations and programs to ensure that we have all the information available in one place. Growing up as a deaf child with a hearing mother, she knows it’s critical for parents to have this access. The Veditz Center will provide the appropriate resources and education for the child’s needs.
It's easy to get immersed in social media, or feel isolated being so far apart from everyone, so that is why she is passionate about Deaf Night Life and Veditz Center, to bring the community together!
All in all, the Veditz Center is for those in the DHHDB community to feel connected in a “hearing” society. With that access, their quality of life will increase. Deaf and Hard-of- Hearing individuals will become more confident to become leaders of their own lives and in the
John Hathaway II
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