LOS ANGELES—World Recreation Association of the Deaf, Inc. (WRAD) will host the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day event at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, June 10. The event is open to all, as this non-profit public benefit corporation welcomes everyone who is interested in cultural events, activities, and entertainment.
WRAD was established in 1985 to serve deaf and hard of hearing individuals and promote their culture. This organization holds events around the world and does not discriminate against anyone, but desires to inform people with hearing loss of all the options so they can make fully educated decisions. WRAD has four categories: Education, Charitable, Research, and Publications. They strive to reach as many people as they can for they have a wide range of knowledge to share.
In the world today, as the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) agrees, many of the struggles that Deaf people face between the hearing world is due to a lack of understanding and awareness of Deaf language, culture, and rights. There are a handful of organizations that recognize this and take action to promote recognition, such as but not limited to: Tri-County GLAD, GLAD Inc., LEAD-K, and WRAD.
All Deaf and Hard of Hearing events, activities, education, and entertainment contribute to informing people of their culture, language, and world. Some associations mainly utilize events in order to spread awareness, while others focus on other aspects, yet still support and encourage happenings. As WRAD says, “We all learn from each other. If you have an open mind and good heart, and if you celebrate diversity, and wish to learn from others who may be quite different from you, and to learn to accommodate differences in the interests of mutual understanding, come and join us!!!”
For more information on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness day, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/World-Recreation-Association-of-the-Deaf-Inc-WRAD-75632430935/