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Deaf Awareness Day
April 21 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Twin Cities community will have the opportunity to learn more about deaf and hard-of-hearing culture at the Deaf Awareness Day organized by the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens.
“There is a huge deaf community in Twin Cities,” David Nathanson, event coordinator, said. “Everyone should experience what this rich culture has to offer. This event is a fun way to learn about American Sign Language and deaf culture.”
At 9 a.m., tables will be open for games, prizes and information. There will also be exhibitors selling crafts. Attendees can learn basic sign language. A deaf clown will entertain the crowd at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Concessions will be sold all day. Representatives from different organizations and schools including the Metro Deaf School and the Minnesota State Academy of the Deaf. will be on site to provide information. Information will also be available on the new master’s Deaf Education program at University of Minnesota.
Deaf Awareness Day, free and open to the public, will take place on the White Bear Lake High School South Campus; information tables will be open until 4 p.m.
The entertainment show featuring David Rivera from New Jersey will be held in the auditorium at the high school beginning at 6:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. Admission will be $15.00 each adult and $10 each 0-18 child or college ID. At door will be $20 per adult and $15 per child/college student.
David Rivera's Biography:
Born and bred the Bronx, David is a graduate of Lexington School for the Deaf in NYC. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in ASL Studies at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and a Master’s Degree in Deaf Education at McDaniel College. David is a full-time professor in the ASL & Deaf Studies and ASL-English Interpreting Programs at Union County College in New Jersey.
You may have seen David in Naturally Signing curriculum videos. He is also in ASL children video called Once Upon a Sign - the New Stone Soup. He has performed across the nation and is incredibly fun to watch. You will be blown away with his dynamic storytelling and engaging ASL performance. This is a show you cannot miss! Interpreters will be provided. More information on David Rivera can be found at http://www.asldr.com
For more information on DAD and entertainment show, contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org.