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mer 23 feb


DE Zoom room

If life is a stage, I want more lighting.

Join Kaitlyn Meilke in a community presentation sharing her lived experience. ID: Snapshot of Kaitlyn, a white-passing woman with long brown hair, she is wearing a maroon jacket and smiles at the camera. She stands outside with a woodsy background drenched in warm sunlight.

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If life is a stage, I want more lighting.
If life is a stage, I want more lighting.

Orario & Sede

23 feb 2022, 19:00 – 20:00

DE Zoom room


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                                     February's Empowerment Series features Katilyn Mielke.  

 Did you know that February is Low Vision and retinitis pigmentosa (RP) Awareness month?   

Join us in a featured presenation, with Kaitlyn Mielke.  In this one hour empowerment session, we will learn about what it means to be Low Vision and RP.  Through this presenation we will learn about some of the assumptions people make, and how we can be better community people, employers, co workers, and advocates when discussing inclusion of individiduals who have Low Vision and RP. Come to learn, ask questions and leave with knowledge of a topic we do not often discuss. Empower yourself. 

 This presentation is conducted in ASL. The event is free and open to all.  ASL voice Interpreter(s)s will be provided. This event is sponsored by Deaf Equity. If you need other accommodations, please let us know by our deadline, February 14th, 2022. We cannot accept requests after this time.  

Logistic Information:

Date: February 23rd, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Platform: Zoom 

FB Live: Deaf Equity 

  Please REGISTER at this link: 

         7:00 p.m. CST time

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Kaitlyn's Bio:

A lifetime arts and theatre aficionado, Kaitlyn Mielke has dabbled in multiple disciplines of the arts and theater world. As a Deafblind writer/actor, she enjoys being behind the curtain as a consultant to sign language interpreting teams for touring Broadway shows and advising  theaters by providing insight into theater accessibility for Deaf & Deafblind patrons. She is known as the “whole package deal” in the theater community, as she provides insight from multiple intersectionalities including Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafblind, Deaf + low vision, interpreter, actor, and theatermaker. This unique collection of perspectives allows her to advocate for access from all aspects of theatre making.

Kaitlyn grew up with a Deaf identity before being diagnosed with Usher Syndrome type1 soon after her first year of college. Usher Syndrome is a genetic condition that causes deafness and progressive vision loss due  to retinitis pigmentosa (RP). It has not stopped Kaitlyn from pursuing her passions in the arts and theater world. Instead, she learned to adapt and create workarounds to make it possible for her to not only participate but to thrive. Those accommodation workarounds oftentimes end up benefiting  everyone involved, not just her. She currently works as a freelance accessibility contractor with multiple arts & theater organizations on captioning and descriptive transcription projects; and with Minnesota Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing as a contractor for writing and accessibility projects.




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