[Kim Wassenaar and Cookie J Brand appear onscreen. Cookie begins to sign.]
Cookie: Hello! I’m Cookie J Brand and I’m President of the St. Paul/Minneapolis Black Deaf Advocates.
Kim: Hello! I’m Kim Wassenaar and I’m Vice-President of the St. Paul/Minneapolis Black Deaf Advocates.
Cookie: Our organization is honored to receive the Civic Engagement Award. We are looking forward to making more positive changes for the Black Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind people in the state of Minnesota.
Kim: We always look forward to supporting the Black Deaf students in the schools where we work and we do feel this is a great honor to receive the Civic Engagement Award. Thank you.
Cookie: Thank you so much. We appreciate your recognition for our hard work since 1997. We look forward to more positive interactions with other organizations as well.
Kim: Yes, to the community, we want to thank you for your support, which has always felt like 200%! As well as all of your kind words about St. Paul and Minneapolis BDA, we thank you. It is an honor and a blessing. Thank you.
Cookie: Thank you so much! Goodbye!
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