Conference Presenters

Conference Presenters2019-05-16T15:13:11-05:00

RID 2019 Conference Presenters

Keynote Presenter

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Evon Black

Keynote Presentation

Evon Black is a nationally acclaimed performer, workshop leader, keynote and motivational speaker.

Evon combines her belief in the power of story with an inborn talent for teaching and performing. Her infectious enthusiasm and dynamic energy revitalize audiences and empower participants in her workshops.

At Gallaudet University as a college student, Evon was the first Black deaf student to hold the position as Student Body Government Vice President since Gallaudet was founded 1864. Evon made a pathway for students of color in different organizations.

Evon has worked primarily in the area of Deaf student development for approximately 22 years, working in a variety of settings, ranging from Deaf residential schools to Gallaudet University. She was the Senior Admissions Counselor – responsible for 23 states – for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.  She was the Alabama Relay Account Manager for Sprint. Her most recent past position was as a State Coordinator of Technology Services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind Services with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, where she worked for almost 5 years. She has returned to Gallaudet University as an Associate Director of Recruitment with the Admissions Office.

She is also currently the President for the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA).

Workshop Presenters

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