The Vilma Jackson Show
It’s so important to me that people of all backgrounds have role models in life and feel they can do anything they choose. As well as promoting diversity amongst the guests on my show, I have also employed a diverse production crew too. These jobs are not easy to secure for those with hard of hearing or Deafness, and that needs to change. - Vilma Jackson
Show - Episode 1
Equality Mainstream Attention
Diversity Deaf Community
Awareness Inclusion Talent Social Awareness
Opportunity and representation have always been lacking in the film industry. Whilst I was building a career performing on screen and stage, I have been aware that the lack of opportunity and mainstream attention towards the Deaf community, plus the dearth of representation of the Black members of the Deaf community does require acknowledgement, debate and action.
‘The Vilma Jackson Show’ is filmed in two episodes. The first was released on 11th March and will highlight the talent within the Deaf community, whilst discussing the barriers to their progress within their given industries.
The second will be released in April and addresses the wider debate around diversity, inclusion and equality to show that these issues do not only apply to the Hearing world; they run deep into the Deaf community and every corner of our Society.
Society will only change if everyone is aware of the issues and how these issues affect real people. By raising awareness, we can create empathy. Only with empathy will we change society for the better.
Show - Episode 2
The first episode being a great success, Vilma along with her guests, discuss the wider debate around diversity, inclusion and equality in episode 2.
Vilma wanted to highlight the fact that the issues of diversity, inclusion and equality do not only apply to the hearing community but run deep into every corner of Society.
Vilma has been building a career performing on screen and stage and is aware that the lack of opportunity and mainstream attention towards the Deaf community, plus the dearth of representation of the Black members of the Deaf community does require acknowledgement, debate and action.
‘The Vilma Jackson Show’ second episode aims to highlight the talent within Deaf community, and the barriers to their progress within various industries. Vilma invites members of the Deaf community from a mixed background to discuss discrimination, privilege and the attitudes towards the BLM movement that have skewed the original message.
Vilma asks her guests to showcase there given talents to further shine a light on the talent that lies within the Deaf community and the success despite the lack of opportunity.
Personal Project Proud
Black Asian Minority
Role Models Inclusion Talent