“Sign languages and the rights of the deaf in Europe.” A lecture by Helga Stevens.

Date

From 24 June 2019

Schedule

19:00–21:00

Place

Garage Auditorium
“Sign languages and the rights of the deaf in Europe.” A lecture by Helga Stevens.“Sign languages and the rights of the deaf in Europe.” A lecture by Helga Stevens.

DESCRIPTION

Helga Stevens, a deaf Member of the European Parliament, will share her work experience in the field of rights protection of people with disabilities as well as the deaf, both in her native Belgium and the European Union as a whole. 

The lecture will introduce some of the most current topics for the deaf communities in Russia and Europe, such as the tendencies toward the institutionalization of sign languages, and the linguistic and sociocultural rights of the deaf, including the right of self-fulfillment. Stevens will analyze these issues through the lens of her legal and political experience, while also leaving space for questions.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

 

Helga Stevens (b. 1968) is a deaf politician, Member of the European Parliament since 2014. Prior to that, she had been Member of the Flemish Parliament representing the New Flemish Alliance party for ten years.

 

HOW TO TAKE PART

Admission is free with advance registration.

The lecture is accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

The lecture will be translated simultaneously into Russian for hearing visitors.

REGISTRATION