Austin Deaf Events 2014-08-07

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Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2014-08-07
Date: August 6th 2014
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 7 Aug 2014               Issue No. 198          Circulation 1176
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San Antonio selected to host the 2015 World Deaf Swimming Championships

Experiencing something other than the prevailing system by Seth Godin, August 5, 2014

Sandeep points us to 'Sign' [ ], a restaurant [ ] 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.

In this issue...
(OC) Open Captions; (SI) Sign Interpreted, (SI*) Sign Interpreted if requested in advance; (VI) Voice Interpreted
AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf AA and NA Meetings Churches -- (New listing) Recurring Events: ASL Happy Hour, Deaf Coffee Chat, Deaf Seniors Movies The University of Minnesota D-P@rk study call for participation Event listings by title and by date

Date index:
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

AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin Deaf Club) Events

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

Social Affairs: Marilyn Swanson, AADsecretary@PROTECTED Newsletter: Deb Kuglitsch, austindeafclub@PROTECTED

TCSDHH provides sign language interpreters for the following AA and NA weekly meetings in Austin:

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

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:

CHURCH SERVICES for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Please see

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: 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:

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.

The University of Minnesota D-P@rk study team just launched its national survey about Deaf Men who have Sex with Men (DMSM) related issues such as HIV testing, sex education, sexual behaviors, audism, and homophobia.

We announced it everywhere on Facebook and Twitter with this video:

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:

For further information, you can take a look at our website:

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

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

Rachel Coleman Live! Deep in the heart of Texas Saturday August 9, 2014. 2pm
LifeAustin, 8901 W Hwy 71, Austin TX

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.


Oklahoma! (SI)
August 9, 2014. 8:30 pm
Zilker Hillside Theater

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


Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

Nerd Nite 61: Total Nerdicorn with help from AMODA (SI) Wednesday Aug 13, doors at 7pm
The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin TX 78702

Nerd Nite 61: The North Door:

Vacation Bible School at Jesus Deaf Church M-F August 18-22, 2014. 8a - Noon
Jesus Deaf Church, 1307 Newton St, Austin TX 78704

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

Red Carpet: ASL Films feature BEYOND THE EMBERS Vol. 1 Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78704

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.

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