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Assemblyman Supports Deaf Education Bill Using ASL

SACRAMENTO—The California State Assembly was silent as they watched Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, present Senate Bill 210 simultaneously in American Sign Language (ASL) and English at the September 3 meeting.  “I’m a little rusty in my ASL, so bear with me,” Gallagher began with a laugh. “This bill will help establish language benchmarks for Deaf kids from birth through five years old,”...

Deaf Events With Hearing Students

NORTHRIDGE—Deaf events at times may appear to be scarce, yet in many cities there are continuous gatherings at popular places. Some of these businesses include: Starbucks, Shakey’s Pizza, Cold Stone, Baskin Robbins, Pizza Rev., etc. Most Deaf people love to socialize and utilize their native language; hearing American Sign Language (ASL) students need to practice for their classes, and...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Do You Know American Sign Language? YOU’RE INVITED!

EVERYWHERE—Calling all people who know American Sign Language! Whether you're Deaf, Hard of Hearing, a CODA, a parent of a Deaf child, an interpreter, teacher or student...you're invited!  If you know ASL in any level or capacity (or want to learn), you're invited to become a part of the exciting, new online community that welcomes every and all signers, from...

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...

Downey High Football Is Deaf-Friendly

DOWNEY—A couple weeks ago, Canyon News covered Downey High School’s newest cheerleader, a Deaf high school student named Iliana. Now, we shed light on Downey’s football team, who she will be cheering on. Three of their players will not be able to hear Iliana’s cheerleading friends, screaming and waving their pom poms, but Iliana will most likely be able...
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