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FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 21, 2022
Celebrating Deaf Awareness Week 2022
When Artistry and Sign Language Converge: ASL Expressions International
Wednesday, September 21 - Austin Central Public Library
September 21, 2022 - Austin, Texas – The Statewide Outreach Center (SOC) and Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) invite you to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week 2022.
This evening, 6-7:00 p.m. CST, at Austin’s Central Public Library, ASL Expressions – features an exciting lineup of performers showcasing their unique artistry incorporating the beauty of sign language through, stories, songs and dance, which are a rich part of Deaf culture and history.
A collection of virtual and live performances superbly curated by the SOC, this year ASL Expressions’ International spotlights local, national and aspiring artists, raising awareness of our vibrant and talented, global Deaf community.
This year, Deaf Awareness Week, also known as International Week of the Deaf, is September 18-24, 2022.
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 International
Celebrating National Deaf Awareness Week
WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2021
6 - 7:00 p.m. CST
WHERE: Austin Central Public Library’s Event Center
710 W Cesar Chavez Street - Ground Floor, Austin, TX 78701
MORE: Admission is free.
Also available via livestream at: https://go.texasdeafed.org/ASLExpressions2022.
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, 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 about the Texas School for the Deaf, visit: tsd.state.tx.us, and follow TSD on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.