Seams Deaf-Pro Foundation

Spotlighting Excellence: Deaf Talents Showcase for Arts Policymakers

Primary site: AFR – Nigeria
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Seams Deaf-Pro Foundation dazzled with “Spotlighting Excellence: Deaf Talent Showcase for Arts Policymakers” – a watershed showcase elevating Nigeria’s phenomenally talented yet underrepresented Deaf artists on World Hearing Day. Electrifying Deaf dance crews and powerful signed vocals captivated attendees from start to finish. Thought-provoking speeches fostered profound empathy around hearing loss realities. The “Town and Gown” panel drew impassioned calls to dismantle systemic barriers across arts education, funding and programming, empowering long-marginalized Deaf creativity to thrive. Substantive dialogue championed nationwide institutional reform. Through spellbinding performances and rousing rhetoric, the landmark event amplified the urgency of uplifting Deaf artistic voices systemically denied platforms. Stakeholders left inspired to enact real, sustainable change for inclusivity.

Live event: Yes
Screening: No
Traditional media: Yes
Social media: Yes
Met with individual policymakers: Yes
Participation of policymakers: Yes
Participation of influencers: No

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes

Mr Bayo, a Prominient Special Educator during EAR CARE class

Some participants watching intensely as the Deaf Perform

A group picture of Policy makers and Attendees at the event

Energetic Performance by Deaf Dancers

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