Celebrate International Week of the Deaf with HASA - Hearing and Speech Agency

Celebrate International Week of the Deaf with HASA

Each year, HASA joins in the International Week of the Deaf celebrations and 2019 is no exception.  The theme of the week (running from September 23 - September 29) is "Sign Language Rights for All" and each day has a special theme.  To get into the spirit, HASA is hosting two events during the week. 

BALTIMORE’S BIGGEST ASL CLASS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | HASA AUDITORIUM

Lessons on Deaf culture, history, and awareness.  Join us as we come together in an ASL-rich celebration of communication!
This program is presented entirely in sign language and while no voice interpretation will be provided, we invite anyone to attend – whether they are fluent in ASL or not.

Panel Discussion: Everything you ever wanted to know about sign language but were afraid to ask
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | HASA AUDITORIUM

A panel discussion with experts in the field who will answer any questions you have. The panel features Suzi Behun, Nancy Billingslea, Jason Corning, Asia Johnson, Elke Pieters, Ricky Rose, Charm Smith, Darrin Smith, and Pauline Spanbauer
This program is open to signers and non-signers. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Tickets for the panel discussion are $5 and can be purchased online>>.


If you were wondering about the theme in 2019, each day has a different focus: 

  • Monday, 23 September Sign Language Rights for All!
  • Tuesday, 24 September Sign Language Rights for All Children
  • Wednesday, 25 September Sign Language Rights for Deaf Senior Citizens
  • Thursday, 26 September Sign Language Rights for Deafblind people
  • Friday, 27 September Sign Language Rights for Deaf Women
  • Saturday, 28 September Sign Language Rights for Deaf LGBTIQA+
  • Sunday, 29 September Sign Language Rights for Deaf Refugees

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