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Sign Language Club Hosts Deaf Jam Talent Show

In the first event of its kind on the Radford University campus, the American Sign Language (ASL) Club is hosting a talent show to demonstrate how the deaf community can enjoy music.

The Deaf Jam Talent Show will be free and open to the public Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Peters Hall B112.

Featuring 12 songs as well as a performance by students in the university's Department of Dance, the evening will be a showcase for the talents of ASL Club members, more than 20 of whom will participate.

The ASL Club has been reorganizing during the current academic year, member Amanda Hale said, and has increased the number of events it offers for the deaf community. Activities have included potluck dinners, a bowling night, a silent language lunch and a trip to a local restaurant.

Speaking about Thursday's event, Hale said, "It's very interesting because, since American Sign Language is a language itself, each student or group has spent lots of time and practice switching the songs from English to pure ASL."

To learn more, contact Hale at ahale22@radford.edu.

Apr 9, 2012
Bonnie Q. Erickson
(540) 831-5804
broberts@radford.edu