Publish Date: 3-27-2014, 8:58 a.m.

Monday 3/31

"Deaf President Now" reenactment - In 1988 a famous protest broke out on the campus of Gallaudet University. After 124 years with a hearing president, students finally had a deaf president. Come out and learn about this historic event as our students reenact the event (on a smaller scale).

Tuesday 4/1

Deaf Hearing.  Join Hands on ASL for Deaf Awareness Week March 31st - April 3rd"Deaf People Walk of Fame" - Posters of Deaf famous people and their contributions to the community will be on display in the Breezeway. This is the information we missed in our history classes growing up.

Wednesday 4/2

"Silent Day" - Throughout the week, students will be signing up to take part in our campus-wide "Silent Day." These students will wear a name tag on their shirt signifying that they will not be using their voice at any time during the hours of 10 a.m.-2 p.m. While this does not replicate the experience of Deaf people (since they can still hear), it will allow them to understand the troubles d/Deaf people go through when trying to express themselves in a vastly hearing world.

Thursday 4/3

"Songs and Jokes in ASL" - A screen/monitor will be set up at a booth in the Breezeway. We will be showing a variety of jokes and popular songs interpreted from English into ASL; done by a variety of performers.

All events will be from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Breezeway.

Happy Deaf History Month!

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