AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS http://austindeafevents.com/ 7 Aug 2014 Issue No. 198 Circulation 1176 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Calendar: http://austindeafevents.com/calendar Archive: http://austindeafevents.com/archives (Un)Subscribe: http://austindeafevents.com/subscribe Facebook: http://facebook.com/AustinDeafEvents 1,644 Likes Twitter: http://twitter.com/AusDeafEvents
San Antonio selected to host the 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships http://www.swimvortex.com/san-antonio-texas-to-host-the-2015-world-deaf-swimming-championships/
Sandeep points us to 'Sign' [http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/signs-restaurant-introduces-diners-to-sign-language-1.2722538 ], a restaurant [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPgh5Yk2HaY ] in Toronto where every waiter is deaf and the only way to order is with ASL.
This isn't a tourist attraction or merely a remarkable gimmick. What it does is reverse systemic bias by requiring paying customers to adapt to a system that isn't of their choosing. If you want to eat here, you need to play by a different set of rules.
The original reason for systemic biases is usually benign. "Most people" can't use this, or most people don't look like you or most people won't benefit. Over time, though, the bias in favor of most people becomes more ingrained, and often serves as a barrier to change, reinforcing the power of the dominant group.
I'm well aware that much of what I create is difficult to engage with for people with certain disabilities or cultural backgrounds. And the dynamics of the market often mean that this standard is maintained, usually longer than it needs to be. Signed is a beautiful reminder that we need to actively re-think some of the paradigms about race, gender and disability that we've assumed are normal.
It's extremely unlikely that many other restaurants will hire waiters capable of understanding sign language. For me, the breakthrough here is permitting us, even for a little while, to understand what people who aren't 'most people' or aren't like those in power, have to accept in order to engage with the systems that have been built.
08/09 Oklahoma! The musical (SI)
08/09 Rachel Coleman Live!
08/13 Nerd Nite 61 (SI)
08/18-22 Vacation Bible School at Jesus Deaf Church 09/12 Red Carpet: ASL Films feature BEYOND THE EMBERS Vol. 1
Fridays 7pm - 1am, Saturdays 7pm - 2am.
Happy Hour 7 - 10pm Fridays and Saturdays for members only.
Admission: $5 for non-members
Where: Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748
Tuesday NA Meeting 7:30-8:30 pm
209 W 27Th St, Dining Hall Behind Chapel, All Saints Episcopal
Wednesday AA Meeting 5:30-7:00 pm
5700 Manchaca Rd, Cherry Creek Plaza, Main Entrance
Thursday AA Meeting 5:30-7:00 pm
5700 Manchaca Rd, Cherry Creek Plaza, Main Entrance.
Saturday NA Meeting 7:00-8:00 pm
212 E Monroe, Christ's Workshop Bldg.
You can contact the Austin AA Hill County Intergroup at: 24-hour hotline 512-444-0071(v) or http://www.austinaa.org/.
Call Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 512-854-9221 to request an interpreter for other meeting times.
Also, AA meetings via WebCam led by Deaf and HoH sobriety facilitators: http://doda.nefsis.com/doda
DEAF SENIORS OF AUSTIN (South Central)--09/03 Every 1st Wednesday, 1-4pm Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca, Austin TX 512-448-0787, TDD: 512-462-2853
Deaf Chat Coffee schedule for Austin area: http://happy.deafcoffee.com/austin-tx/ Open to everyone (deaf, hearing) with an interest in ASL.
DEAFNESS RESOURCE SPECIALIST available by appointment. TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd #100, Austin TX 78704. Contact: Brian Determan DeafnessRS7a@PROTECTED or 512-410-1786.
Find captioned movies by zipcode or city: http://captionfish.com/
Alamo Drafthouse at the Slaughter location has Sony Caption Glasses available for all showings. Ask for them at the box office.
Other theaters: ask at ticket window or customer service for closed caption device.
We announced it everywhere on Facebook and Twitter with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZmfSGR0yQo.
We aim to recruit over 200 DMSM coming from all over the United States. There will be a $40 reward for the participants upon completion of the survey. It has to be taken twice for reliability purposes.
If you're interested to participate, you will find the survey here: http://sgiz.mobi/s3/70bcf496ec49.
For further information, you can take a look at our website: www.dparkstudy.org.
Should you have any questions, lease feel free to email me or call me at 612-276-6051(VP).
Thank you for your interest and for spreading the word as well!
Cynthia Benoit | Community Health Coordinator University of Minnesota • School of Public Health 1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300 • Minneapolis, MN 55454 E-mail: cbenoit@PROTECTED • VP: 612-276-6051
Thousands of families in Texas have been touched by Signing Time, the hit PBS show that introduced American Sign Language to children across the Nation. Now, for the first time in 7 years, these families will be able to come and see her perform, live in Austin TX as well as get to meet with her at the concert.
Zilker Theatre Productions presents the 56th Annual Zilker Summer Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!
July 11 - August 16, 2014 (ASL interpreted August 9th) Thursday - Sunday evenings, approximately 8:30 pm Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre in Zilker Park
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs Original Dances by Agnes de Mille
Ages 3 through entering 5th grade.
Bible storytelling, Games, Activities, Crafts. $10 per child for whole week.
Childcare available in afternoons.
Kingdom Rock, Where Kids Stand Strong for God
Come to the Austin Premiere of ASL Films RED CARPET (In ASL with English subtitles). Rated PG-13.
Admission $20 includes refreshments and foods. Tickets will be sold at the door if available. For tickets contact Theron Parker abcasl@PROTECTED
Net proceeds benefit ABC ASL with Dell Children’s Medical Center.
ASL Films DVDs will be available for sale. http://aslfilms.com/
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