DEAF LATINO AWARENESS DAY
SPECIAL LATINO PRESENTERS
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Image description: Brown-skinned Mexican with black hair and goatee, wearing a striped shirt in a background of inside car. He smiles at the camera.
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Roberto Cabrera is a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Late-Deafened and Hard of Hearing (DDBDDLDHH), and in evening hours Roberto is teaching American Sign Language at local community colleges. Roberto is a core team member of Western Oregon University's DeafBlind Interpreting National Training and Resource Center. Roberto is representing different organizations: Council de Manos, California Manos del Corazon, and Southern California Association of the DeafBlind. As an active community member, Roberto has embraced his intersectional identities—Second Generation DeafBlind, Dominican and Queer. Besides community involvement, Roberto loves chatting with people and loves learning new technology to make life easier.
Elias Davila is a Mexican and was raised in Illinois, and he was graduated from Illinois School for the Deaf. Currently, he is the Vice President of Southern California Association of the DeafBlind, and he is in leading team in giving DeafBlind Seminars in Southern California. He is happily married with children living in Southern California.
Roberto Sandoval is a native of San Diego and currently lives in Los Angeles. He has served on numerous committees and boards of Latinx Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened (DDBDDHHLD) and sign language interpreter organizations. Roberto is the Chair of California Manos del Corazón (past known as California Latino Council of Deaf and Hard of Hearing). The non-profit organization dedicated in promoting Latinx DDBDDHHLD communities in the state of California. He is serving as Deaf Member-at-Large of Mano a Mano (MaM). MaM is the national professional ASL/Spanish/English trilingual interpreter organization, and he is the first Deaf Board member on the MaM Executive Board. Roberto’s participation on the MaM Board marks the beginning of much collaboration between Deaf and hearing interpreters who work in Spanish-influenced settings. He has been involved with MaM since 2013. Roberto is elected Co-Chair of National Deaf Interpreters (NDI). NDI is the new national professional Deaf interpreter organization.