Deaf Awareness Week 2017

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Deaf Awareness Week 2017

Schedule of Public Events

Hosted by the American Sign Language Program at the University of Iowa

All events are free and open to the public.

ASL/English interpreters will be provided for all events

 

Tuesday, September 19th

Life Stories – A Student Panel Discussion       7 pm

Biology Building East 101

Join us for a panel discussion about the variety of experiences our panel members, all University of Iowa students, have had as Deaf and hard of hearing people. Issues of discussion will include educational experiences, language use, family relationships, and identity. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions.

Closest parking ramp: https://transportation.uiowa.edu/facility/iowa-city-tower-place-ramp

 

Thursday, September 21st

ASL Film - What are you … Deaf?                                          7 pm

Van Allen LR2

CJ Jones stars in this recording of his one-man show, What are you … Deaf? a series of vignettes from the life of this Deaf, African-American comedian and performer. He explores his relationship with his father, a Golden Gloves champion boxer and a graduate of a segregated Deaf school in the south. Film in ASL with English captions and voice-over.

Closest parking ramp: https://transportation.uiowa.edu/facility/iowa-city-tower-place-ramp

 

Friday, September 22nd

Deaf Education – A Panel Discussion                         7 pm

Becker Communication Building Rm 101

Join us for a panel discussion about the variety of experiences and challenges d/Deaf children have in school in Iowa. Panelists will include educators of deaf/hard of hearing children, educational interpreters, and parents of deaf children. Topics of discussion will include language access, quality and competency of educational staff, effective use of interpreters, and family engagement. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions.

Closest parking ramp: https://transportation.uiowa.edu/facility/iowa-city-capitol-street-ramp