Joseph “JoJo” Lopez


Joseph Lopez aka “JoJo” born and raised in Riverside, California. He is a California School for the Deaf Riverside (2004) and Gallaudet University (2010/2017) alumni. He has a B.A in Communication Studies and M.A in Sign Language Education. JoJo currently lives in New Mexico and is working as a Deaf Mentor for Early Intervention & Developmental Services at New Mexico School for the Deaf. He is an Adjunct instructor for ASL Level 1 & II at New Mexico State University. He is also a Family Language Connector Program for Gallaudet University.

8:15 AM

Friday 21st July

Council de Manos

SLCC 2300


Abstract: Council de Manos was founded in 1991 as National Hispanic Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Our first conference in 1992 focused on Education, Community, and Family. Nearly 30 years later Education, Community, and Family continue to drive our services. NHCDHH was renamed to Council de Manos in 2015 which marked the beginning of the organization’s social justice movement. The mission has always been to end injustice through education, advocacy, and solidarity.