3 months until the 4th Annual ReelAbilities: Greater DC Film Festival!!
Check out our film lineup here; website updated regularly!
The ReelAbilities: Greater DC team is growing! Dan Kirsch, JCCNV Cultural Arts Director, and Brittanie Werbel, JCCNV Film Coordinator are now working with me and the ReelAbilities committee to expand our influence to the broader film and arts communities. Sponsorship and partnership opportunities are now available - whether for the entire festival or a single screening, your gift grows the possibilities of ReelAbilities and helps support the special needs community! Contact me, Dan or Brittanie for assistance.
Jessica Tischler, M.Ed, CTRS
Special Needs Director, ReelAbilities Festival Director
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
THE BLUE RIDGE DEAF FILMS SOCIETY
IS PROUDLY SPONSORING A SPECIAL EVENT
ON APRIL 4, 2014 AT 5 PM
At the GREATER SHENANDOAH VALLEY CLUB OF THE DEAF
7 SOUTH AUGUSTA STREET, STAUNTON, VA
IT IS A POTLUCK SUPPER , SO PLEASE BRING A DISH.
WE WILL PROVIDE DESSERTS.
AFTER A SHORT MEETING TO ELECT NEW OFFICERS
A MOVIE WILL BE SHOWN " DEAF NIGHT OUT
THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENT IS TO BID A FAREWELL TO
FETA AND ERIN FENSLER AND FAMILY.
IT IS FREE FOR EVERYONE!
DONATIONS WILL BE APPRECIATED.
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!
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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