One World Many Voices Program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

June 26, 2013 in Community Events, Community News

Gallaudet Participation in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

From Tabitha Jacques

Gallaudet University faculty, staff, students and alumni will participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival this year, Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, in the One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage program, which will feature sessions on language use, research, and preservation with a focus on American Sign Language.

Friday, June 28
12:30–1:15 p.m., Visual Literature: American Sign Language Performance
Location: Song and Story Circle within the “One World, Many Voices” program.
Professor Ben Bahan and students from Gallaudet University ASL Literature Course will share stories and poems.

4:15–5 p.m., Language and Technology: Deaf Perspectives
Location: Talk Story Discussion Stage within the “One World, Many Voices” program.
Participants Gene Mirus, Ted Supalla, Ernest Hairston, and Janie Golightly will discuss the impact of technology on language use, research and preservation.

Saturday, June 29
2:45–3:30 p.m.,  150 Years of a Language Community: American Sign Language and Gallaudet University 
Location: Talk Story Discussion Stage within the “One World, Many Voices” program.
Participants: Stephen Weiner, Carolyn McCaskill, David Martin, and Ceil Lucas will share perspectives on the meaning of place as it impacts language use.

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage program is on the National Mall, in front of the National Museum of Natural History, near Madison Drive, NW.

For more information on the Smithsonian Folklife Festival see:
http://www.festival.si.edu/

 


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