2022 Pre-Conference Institute

Space is limited

CAIA is more than just the conference this year! Join us for the 2022 Pre-Conference Institute: Dialogue at the Intersections of Deaf Culture, Racial Identity and Language Access.

This is a rare opportunity for programs to learn more about the intersections of Deaf culture, racial identities, domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and language access. Leaders at Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services/The National Deaf Hotline, Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Deaf DAWN,DeafHope and DOVE will elevate the unique experiences of providing culturally specific services for the Deaf community by the Deaf community.  As Leaders of Color, speakers will also amplify the ways that race and Deafness impact one another.

Participants will spend the day in panel presentations by local and national leadership, in small group discussions with individual leaders and in dialogue with programs from across Colorado. Advocates from the hearing community have a responsibility to create a culture of accountability and inclusion. Together, we will work to de-center hearing culture in our shared advocacy, explore the ways we think about power, expand our definitions of “language access,” identify gaps in current programming and create opportunities for reciprocal collaboration that can begin to fill them.

The Pre-Institute Conference is a full-day learning opportunity in addition to your CAIA Conference registration, so please follow the instructions provided below to register.

Schedule: Monday, June 13, 2022

9:00am – 10:30am MT

Panel Discussion

Hosted By:
Al Mascarenas

Al Mascarenas



Selena Alvarez
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Sabrina Roult
(she / her / hers)


10:30am – 11:00am MT


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11:00am – 12:30am MT

Understanding Deaf Culture and Language Access for BIPOC Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Aracelia Aguilar

Deaf Hope

12:30pm – 1:30pm MT


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1:30pm – 3:00pm MT

How to have efficient collaboration with Deaf DV/SV organization

Deana Swope


3:00pm – 3:30pm MT


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3:30pm – 5:00pm MT

Effectively Serving Deaf Survivors of Color with multiple identities in mainstream victim services

Roberta Eaton


June 14, 2022

11:00am – 12:15pm MT

(Accessibility) Working with Deaf Survivors


Registration Now Open!

IMPORTANT: Please read before registering
The pre-conference institute is designed as an interactive, full-day event. Participants will be required to attend the virtual event “live”.
The sessions will not be recorded.


CCASA & Violence Free Colorado
Member Rate


June 10, 2022


Non-Member Rate


June 10, 2022