We made it!
The end of the year is almost here. Classes are finishing up and everyone is getting ready to move out. The end of the year is a busy time. Not only are people cramming for finals but they are also trying to pack up all of their stuff so that it will fit in the back of a car. The Freshman are not aware that this is nearly impossible but they will soon find out.
This month the ASL LLC successfully hosted See What I'm Signing. The volunteers ran the games spectacularly! The people who attended the event seemed excited and eager to learn. There were a few people who went through twice just to learn the signs again! The best part was that everyone who came through the games section stayed for the Deaf Panel. We had 5 people on the panel with very different backgrounds to show the diversity of the Deaf population. The audience had some very insightful questions and seemed engaged with the discussion. I am looking forward to hosting this event again next year and I am hoping we will have an even bigger audience!
To wrap up the end of a great year, the LLC will be having one last social to hang out together before we all go our separate ways. The floor has had our ups and downs but I am proud of all the residents and what they have accomplished this year. It's hard to remember that at the beginning of the year most of the residents had no prior knowledge of ASL. They have all come so far in their education and I know they will continue to be involved in the Deaf community and their ASL skills will develop even further.
Have a great summer!
The Deaf Panel members at See What I'm Signing