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Georgetown University Celebrating ASL Film

Georgetown University Celebrating ASL Film
November 15, 2013

From Alice Hagemeyer

Georgetown University in DC will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the NAD film: Preservation of the Sign Language. It will sponsor a public lecture series to celebrate the innovative research of Georgetown-trained pioneers and build new collaborations for conducting digital multi-media research in sign language and deaf communities.


On November 15, 2013, three such pioneers will be from the deaf community, John Schuchman, Barbara Kannapell and Dennis Cokely who will be featured at a series of panel workshops, from 1 pm to 5 pm.  From 7pm to 9pm, there will also be a multi-media festival showcasing the rich history of sign language in America through historical movies and the works of different emerging artists.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  AND FREE OF CHARGE!


Ted Supalla, Director, Sign Language Research Laboratory, is the faculty coordinator. For more information:    Contact person: Matt Malzkuhn, email: mlm316@georgetwon.educ.




And please do not forget to support FOLDA in its effort to promote library access and quality resources for the deaf diversity, inclulding the hearing, on all levels: locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.

And most importantly, please build the future DEAF CULTURE DIGITAL LIBRARY (DCDL) in America. And globally!   They will come!


FOLDA has developed a Kit on George W. Veditz which sells for only 5 dollars each.  25 dollars if we add a binder and one complimentary poster of George W. Veditz by famed artist, Nancy Rourke. Add $3 for the postage. Make checks payable to Library for Deaf Action and mail to 2930 Craiglawn Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904-1816.    It is a fundraiser for Organizations Serving the Deaf (OSD) with interests to develop own projects to promote public awareness of their history and contributions to the society.


Alice L. Hagemeyer, President


Creator of the two Series: Bridging Deaf Cultures and I Made America Great!



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