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Rethink: They Speak Sign Language | Ayse Damla Iseri | TEDxSabanciUniversity

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Ayse Damla takes us through the journey of her life while describing the position of the deaf in Turkey. This young entrepreneur's steps to building a foundation for the underprivileged will definitely inspire you. After having graduated from Uskudar American Academy, I completed my bachelor’s degree both in Media Studies and History at University of Virginia. Throughout my college education, I focused on war and terror. Moving back to Istanbul, first I tried to work as a TV correspondent until the corruption protests. Then, I worked for International Cooperation Platform for more than a year. However, based on my strong belief in empathy as a source of 21st century revolution, I founded Dem Foundation in early 2014. Dem aims to execute empathy driven social entrepreneurship projects around a defined theme, which is now empathy with the deaf. Within the frame of defined theme, Dem’s objective is to initiate a perception transformation for the deaf in Turkey by recognizing Turkish Sign Language and the culture that language itself intrinsically creates. And currently, I am the President of Dem Foundation and getting my masters degree in NGO Management and Social Projects at Bilgi University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx