Posts Tagged ‘Deaf Culture’

Signing ‘Black Lives Matter’

June 12, 2020

American Sign Language interpreter Rorri Burton, who has been working for Los Angeles County, explains why not everyone signs “Black Lives Matter” the same way.

More:

“How do you sign ‘Black Lives Matter’ in ASL? For black deaf Angelenos, it’s complicated,” Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times

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Silent Cafés

February 7, 2019

“Since the 2011 opening of 1000 & 1 Signes, the first deaf-owned café in France, at least four other deaf-owned restaurants have followed. And France isn’t alone: Since 2016, more than a dozen such establishments have opened in Zagreb, Croatia; Cologne, Germany; London; Delhi; Cape Town, South Africa; Bangkok and Bogotá, Colombia.”

–“How Silent Cafes Serve Deaf Culture to the Hearing,” Fiona Zublin, Ozy

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White House Tour

August 11, 2016

Leah Katz-Hernandez welcomes you to the West Wing.

h/t: Arika Okrent

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Watch These Hands

January 9, 2016

Lyrics by Sean Forbes, music by Jake Bass, mixed by the late Steve King at 54 Sound, mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering.

Video performers: Sean Forbes, Julie Ottinger-Smith, Connor Smith, Harrison Smith, Addy Smith, Scott Forbes, Jake Bass.

Directed and edited by Adrean Mangiardi, Assistant Director Mark Levin, cinematography by Wayne Betts Jr. ASL translation by Jules Dameron and Sean Forbes. Produced by Joel Martin and D-PAN Entertainment.

More about D-PAN, The Deaf Professional Arts Network, here.

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Silent Night Before Christmas

December 24, 2013

Shaylee McFeely signs “The Night Before Christmas.”  Sheena McFeely, her mom, introduces her and the rest is captioned. This is the best version of the classic poem you’ll see tonight [4 minutes 51 seconds].

More:

“9 Reasons This Little Girl’s Sign Language Version of  ‘Twas he Night Before Christmas’ is Great,” Arika Okrent, Mental Floss

“A Visit from St. Nicholas,” Clement Clark Moore, Poetry Foundation

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