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Reminder: Abarbanell Tuesday at Univ.of VA – Charlottesville, VA – April 1st

March 31, 2014 in Community Events

The Annual ASL/Deaf Culture Lecture Series presents

ALAN ABARBANELL

“The World of Abababa”

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Minor Hall auditorium
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

*Free and open to the public.
*Refreshments to follow.
*The performance will be in ASL and spoken English.

For more than 12 years, Alan R. Abarbanell has toured the United States with his one-man show, “The World of Abababa,” which chronicles his experiences growing up hearing in a Deaf family.  ABABABA–a name given to him by a friend who could not pronounce Abarbanell–is a proud coda (Child of Deaf Adults).  Alan conceived this show as a tribute to his Deaf heritage and coda family.  Each performance is dedicated to Alan’s parents, Joe and Yetta Abarbanell.  He credits them for his sense of humor, creativity, and love for his community.

Originally from Chicago, Alan is a veteran sign language interpreter who, in addition to his 30 years of freelance work, has lectured nationally on the issues of interpreter ethics and coda family issues.  He now lives in Maryland with his coda partner, Heidi, and her teenage daughter, and has three children who have formed their own organization known as COED:
Children of Embarrassing Dads.

Sponsored by the U.Va. American Sign Language Program.  Co-sponsored by the U.Va. Student Disability Access Center.

Please join us if you can!

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Directions:

From the North:

Take US Route 29 South until you drive under the US 250 Bypass. Remain on 29 South Business (Emmet Street) and continue straight past the intersection with US Route 250 Business (University Avenue/Ivy Road). Continue straight about 400 yards, and you will see a parking garage on your left. Park there.
See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall. (If you drive beneath a pedestrian bridge, you have gone too far).

From the East via I-64

Take I-64 West to Exit 118B, Proceed on US 29 North and then take the US 29 North Business exit. Turn right onto Fontaine Avenue after coming off the ramp. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital. Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Continue straight. At the next light turn left onto Emmet Street. Follow Emmet around the bend, go under the bridge, and you will see a parking garage on your right. Park there. See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall.

From the South:

Take US Route 29 North to the US 29 North Business exit. Turn right when coming off the exit ramp onto Fontaine Avenue. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital. Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Continue straight. At the next light turn left onto Emmet Street.
Follow Emmet around the bend, go under the a bridge, and you will see a parking garage on your right. Park there. See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall.

From the West via I-64:

Take I-64 East to Exit 118. Proceed on US 29 North and then take the US 29 North Business exit. Turn right onto Fontaine Avenue after coming off the ramp. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital. Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Continue straight. At the next light turn left onto Emmet Street. Follow Emmet around the bend, go under the a bridge, and you will see a parking garage on your right. Park there. See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall.

How to get from parking garage to Minor Hall:

On this map

http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/GMcCormickRoadArea.html

the parking garage is #8, and Minor Hall is #29.  It takes about 5 minutes
to walk from the garage to Minor Hall.