- Category: News Items
- Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2020 13:23
- Written by CSA Admin
On Thursday, August 27th, the CSA’s fundraising committee organized their first online virtual event to connect with Canadians who stutter and their supporters on Zoom. We had over sixty attendees sign up for this event where they watched a series of thought-provoking films and discussed key topics on stuttering related to self-acceptance, coping, speech therapy, and more.
We’re excited to announce registration for our “Branching Out” Virtual Conference will be open on Monday, October 5, 2020! This year’s conference will be delivered entirely via video conferencing platform Zoom. All of the features you expect from a CSA conference will be here: breakout sessions, networking, and keynotes including comedian and author Nina G!
In 1936, a statuesque 20-year-old named Mary Dowell was hired as a dancing girl for an extravagant Texas Centennial celebration in her home town of Fort Worth. Until then she had been, in her own words, “looked upon as a sort of freak” due to her height and pronounced stutter. “When I walked down the street people would look at me and grin, like I was the town idiot. I was the unhappiest girl in Texas.”