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ASL Storytime At Barnes And Noble

VENTURA—Barnes & Noble has much to offer customers, not only books. The business reaches out to the community with events such as: Weekly Storytimes, Book Groups, children’s activities, etc. Barnes & Noble will be hosting ASL Storytime in Ventura, California. This happening is a partnership with Tri-County GLAD to bring more awareness and inclusion to the deaf and hearing...

GLAD, Inc. Stars On Laverna Avenue Event

LOS ANGELES—The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (GLAD) is holding the event, “Stars on Laverna Avenue: Love is Never Silent” on Saturday, June 3. This proceeding entails an Emmy Award winning movie, appetizers, wine, and altogether, a fancy red carpet evening. That film is “Love is Never Silent” which starred Mare Winningham; a 1985 drama that still has not...

TC GLAD Inner Workings And Success

VENTURA—Tri-County Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (TC GLAD) spoke with San Francisco News and shared news aout their agency, how they work, and what they do. TC GLAD is a branch of GLAD where there are three main employees: regional director, Julianna Fjeld, advocate, Hal Hunter-Suddreth, administrative assistant, Jasmine Casey, and interpreter, Mark Robinson. TC GLAD started in 1988...

NAD Youth Leadership Camp for Deaf and H/H

UNITED STATES—The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has established a Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) for high school deaf and hard of hearing kids since 1969. This camp is connected to the Junior NAD association, which is an extension of the NAD. It started with the idea of building leadership among the Junior NAD members. Frank Turk and Gary...

LEAD-K Campaign Public Relations Director Interview

VENTURA—Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) is an organization that fights for deaf kids to be kindergarten ready. The group recently passed a bill for special education language development. The bill (SB 210) would require state programs to provide testing for deaf and hard of hearing for children 0-5 years old (SB 210). Public relations director, Julie Rems-Smario, was interviewed...

LEAD-K Campaign Supports ASL

ROSEVILLE—According to their website, lead-k.org, LEAD-K, Language Equality and Acquisition For Deaf Kids is a civil rights movement in direct response to the growing epidemic of language deprived Deaf children who have been denied ASL skills, which has an irreparable impact on their education and developmental years. Most Deaf children denied ASL are not Kindergarten-ready by the time they are at...

Christian University Celebrates ASL 200th Anniversary

ROCKLIN—American Sign Language (ASL) will celebrate its 200th anniversary since being established at the first American school for the deaf in 1817. A community eager to promote this history is the ASL program at William Jessup University (WJU). They are holding the event, “ASL Day For All” on Saturday, April 8 to bring the Deaf and hearing people of northern...

Medical Professionals And The Deaf Community

WOODLAND HILLS—In today’s society, there appears to be a gap between the Deaf community and medical professionals. Depending on the medical professional, there can be a gap or a bridge between the practitioner and the Deaf community. As claimed by a local elementary teacher of a D/HH class who wishes to remain anonymous, their audiologist, who comes to the school once a...

ASL Epic Show For Deaf Awareness Night

SAN FRANCISCO—Celebrating the one-year anniversary of ASL Epic and honoring Deaf Awareness Night, ASL Epic will be hosting a special open show on September 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Sweet Inspiration Bakery in the Castro area.  The night will begin with an ASL "gather and chat" for the first hour at 7:00p.m. From 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m....

Burnie Gipson: HoH Dancer Wins Championships

SAN FRANCISCO—After dancing for 20 years, Hard of Hearing (HoH) dancer, instructor and DJ, Burnie Gipson, was awarded first place at the 2015 American Lindy Hop Championships (ALHC) on Sunday, September 13.  Over the past three years, Gipson, 44, had been both a judge and instructor for the championships; this was his first year as a competitor. Although his background is in authentic Swing...
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