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MNCDHH’s Outreach & Civic Engagment Specialists introduce themselves and share how they serve Minnesota’s deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing community. Then community members from all walks of life share what civic engagement means to them personally.

[Slide with MNCDHH’s logo and the following text, “MNCDHH Pre-Ceremony. Meet your Civic Engagement Outreach Team.”]

[Video appears with Patrick Vellia, Jessalyn Akerman-Frank, Sarah Arana, Kim Wassenaar, Migdalia Rogers, Jer Loudenback, Pamela Burry, Emory K. Dively, Lilly Steinbruckner, Rania Johnson, and Jaemi Hagen participating via video conferences.]

Jessalyn: We are your civic engagement outreach team.

[Video shows Patrick only.]

Patrick: We represent diverse communities within our collective community of deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing individuals.

[Video switches to Emory.]

Emory: Our work is to

[Video switches to Jer.]

Jer: educate,

[Video switches to Sarah.]

Sarah: empower with knowledge,

[Video switches to Lilly.]

Lilly: give tools

[Video switches to Pam.]

Pam: to engage,

[Video switches to Jaemi.]

Jaemi: to mobilize,

[Video switches to Rania.]

Rania: to include all at the table,

[Video switches to Migdalia.]

Migdalia: to collaborate,

[Video switches to Kim.]

Kim: to advocate with the 20% of Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing.

[The 11 individuals appear together again briefly before fading to black.]

[Slide with MNCDHH’s logo and the following text, “MNCDHH Pre-Ceremony. What is Civic Engagement?”]

[The full descriptive transcript is longer than the number of character limits allowed. Please access the full transcript at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EeCDGoURdPEvOeHLfxRdpyJsT_q9T6nCqBfJVTxyjHk/edit?usp=sharing]

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