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Presentations in ASL

• ASL Lecture Series

LEAD-K: Getting Kids Kindergarten-Ready
Dr. Roz Rosen
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The Naked Truth: Reclaim the Power of Self
Storm Smith   [RIT login required]
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The Value of Deaf Elders
Nancy Hlibok Amann
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Value of ASL Literature
Benjamin Bahan   [RIT login required]
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Sociolinguistic Features of "Academic ASL"
Raychelle Harris   [RIT login required]
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Black De'VIA
Takiyah Harris
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Tapping into the Cognitive Processes
Debra Russell
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The Science of ASL Storytelling
Melissa Malzkuhn
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• Other Events

The Life and Legacy of Dr. Andrew Foster
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Andrew Foster’s 90th Birthday Anniversary Celebration
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DeVIA's 25th Anniversary Banquet
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• Other Presentations (RIT only)

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Some background on Deaf-mute banquets

An interesting link that summarizes the Deaf-mute banquets in France (note - they are largely quoting from Lane, Mirzoeff, and Ladd's books):

(Largely from the HeART of Deaf Culture - History Part II):
“In the early 1800s three Deaf educators, Jean-Ferdinand Berthier, Cladius Forestier, and Alphonse Lenoir established an annual banquet in order to honor the anniversary of the birth of Abbé de' L'Épée, the founder of the first permanent Deaf school to use sign language. Because of the importance of this event, this first banquet has been described as the "birth of the Deaf-Mute nation" (Mottez, 1993) and a "first step in developing a conscious Deaf history" (Quartararo, 2002).”

For the 300th birthday anniversary of L'Epee, NTID resurrected the Deaf-mute banquets and every year selects a Deaf educator and/or anniversary event to honor.
2012 - Abbe de L'Epee's 300th Birthday anniversary
2013 - George W. Veditz's Preservation of Sign Language film 100th Anniversary
2014 - Deaf View/Image Art De'VIA 25th anniversary
2015 - Andrew Foster's 90th Birthday anniversary
2016 - The First 200 Years: A Celebration of ASL