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LECTURES DURING DEAF HISTORY EXHIBIT
HIGHLIGHT DEAF COMMUNITY

By Selena Stevens

 

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The lectures will be held Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 in the Student Center Theatre.

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Oct. 5, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- A lecture series accompanying "History Through Deaf Eyes" at the University of Kentucky will highlight members of Kentucky's deaf community.

"History Through Deaf Eyes" features photographs, objects, replicas, text and an interactive DVD that highlight the little known history of deaf Americans. A section specific to Kentucky's deaf heritage is part of the exhibit.

The exhibit was organized by Gallaudet University, a college for the deaf and hearing-impaired, in Washington, D.C. The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Nov. 3 in the UK Student Center's Rasdall Gallery.

The exhibit and lecture series are hosted by UK and the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville. The lectures will be held in the Student Center Theatre at 7 p.m. each Thursday in October. The gallery will be open additionally from 6:30 to 9 p.m. during the Thursday lectures.

The scheduled lectures are:

-- Oct. 11: Robin Santa-Teresa, Jerri La Favers and Clyde Mohan with Bobbie Beth Scoggins, executive director, Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, "Deaf Literacy."

-- Oct. 18: Interview with exhibit curator, historian, special assistant to the Gallaudet University president and author Jack Gannon, "Deaf Heritage by a Deaf Historian," with Harvey Corson, superintendent, Kentucky School of the Deaf. o Oct. 25: Sam Sapulla, "Name Signs and Their Role in the Deaf Community." Interpreters, assistive listening devices and captions will be provided.

"History Through Deaf Eyes" was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and support from The Motorola Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, SBC Foundation and the BFGoodrich Foundation.


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