Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week with ASL Expressions
Showcasing Artists and the Beauty of Sign Language
Wednesday, September 22
September 22, 2021 - Austin, Texas – This evening, the Statewide Outreach Center (SOC) at Texas School for the Deaf invites you to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week 2021.
At 7:00 p.m. CST, on Facebook and YouTube, SOC Brings you ASL Expressions - an exciting lineup of performers showcasing their unique artistry incorporating the beauty of sign language through, stories, songs and dance.
Performances utilizing sign language are a rich part of Deaf culture, and tonight, youth and adult performers, storytellers, and TikTok creators share their individual art with the world.
Also referred to as International Week of the Deaf, Deaf Awareness Week is celebrated annually by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), its national associations and affiliates globally during the last full week of September to commemorate the same month the first World Congress of the WFD was held.
WHAT: ASL Expressions – A Celebration of Deaf Awareness
Showcasing Artists and the Beauty of Sign language
WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CST
ABOUT THE STATEWIDE OUTREACH CENTER AT TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: Your trusted resource for deaf education in Texas, the Statewide Outreach Center (SOC) at Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) carries forth the second tenet of the school’s mission through outreach with the resources and expertise of TSD shared with students who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families, and professionals anywhere across the state. Working collaboratively with a variety of partner agencies, family-focused groups, and schools across Texas, the SOC offers a network of support, in-depth information and quality resources for those who need it. To learn more visit: texasdeafed.org, and follow the SOC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: The Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) is the oldest continuous operating public school in Texas. Educating Texas students since 1856, who are deaf and hard of hearing. The Austin campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about the Texas School for the Deaf, tsd.state.tx.us.