6:00 PM18:00

San Diego, CA: Gifts From My Deaf Father Show

The Linguistics Department is organizing "Gifts from Deaf Culture", a two-evening event celebrating Deaf Culture on May 9th & 10th from 6-7:30 pm at Atkinson Hall. The link to the event web site is below:

The first evening (Wed 5/9 at 6:00 pm),  Wink dramatically recounts his Deaf parents’ tragic experience involving a car accident and their struggles to communicate with a hearing world, interspersed with comedic commentary. Wink is a CODA, a performer, an ASL and Deaf Culture advocate, and a Linguistics graduate student at Gallaudet.

The second evening (Thurs 5/10 at 6:00 pm), Wink moderates a panel of four members of the Deaf Community – Moises Jaramillo, Claudia Jimenez, Rezenet Moges-Riedel, and Carol Padden – as they share their experiences and take questions.

Admission is free and open to the whole campus and San Diego community. Seating will be given on a first come, first served basis. The entire event will be delivered in ASL with English interpretation.

"Gifts from Deaf Culture" is supported by the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Communication, the Division of Social Sciences, the Graduate Student Association, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Please feel free to share this announcement with all those who may be interested.

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7:00 PM19:00

Philadelphia, PA

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St

Click here for more and to register

Rebirths, Returns, and Comebacks


Presented by the Wolf Humanities Center, Kelly Writers House, the ASL Program in the Department of Linguistics, and the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre


The Wolf Humanities Center's first-ever story slam features stories that mark the arrival of spring by telling of returns or renewals or miraculous comebacks. Both hearing and Deaf storytellers will participate, with professional interpreters translating signed stories into spoken English and spoken stories into American Sign Language.

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to Oct 29

Bellevue, WA: Bellevue College

Show and Workshop! 


October 29, 2017 7pm more information please visit here  (Tickets $5)

The Mind & Language: Linguistics of ASL Workshop 1.0 CEUs for more information please go to Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-12 

Accessibility questions? BC Students contact DRC; Others email no later than 10/23. More notice is appreciated. 


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9:00 AM09:00

Roanoke, VA. VRID and VDOE Educational Interpreter Training Grant Present Deliberate Practice

Deliberate Practice, How?
Presented by Wink Smith

0.6 CEUs in Professional Studies Offered

Where: Virginia Western Community College
3095 Colonial Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24015

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM (.6 CEUs)

POC: Tammy Fortune

What does it take to become an expert? Passively listening to a lecture, reading a skill development book, and watching vlogs will not transform that practitioner into an expert, nor will working eighty hours a week. The key is to incorporate deliberate practice: identify a narrow goal, and practice that skill unit until it is mastered. Wink brings research from Simon and Chase, Ericsson, and Bloom to sign language interpreters to forever dispel the myth that mastery is unattainable.This workshop breaks down how participants can analyze and identify their own goals for practice, demonstrates how to deliberately practice discrete linguistic aspects, and provides an opportunity to begin this process. *Presented in ASL*


Wink, MA, MBA, NIC Master, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice, which he wrote about in the RID Views, Winter 2012 issue. Presenting workshops the last five years at national conferences (NAD, RID, Silent Weekend) regional conferences (RID I, II, III, IV, V), state conferences, and local workshops across the nation has given Wink experiences to enhance applications for interpreters of all levels. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes. Currently Wink travels full time performing, presenting workshops, and managing Winkshop, Inc, through which he has developed a dozen training DVDs. A fun fact: in 2016 alone, Wink traveled professionally enough miles to circle the earth over three times.

Target Audience: Those who want to learn how to practice deliberately within home studies

CEUs:  VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.  This program is offered for 0.6 possible CEUs in the content area of professional studies.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by July 15, 2017, two weeks prior to the event activity.  No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date. 

Reasonable Accommodations: If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact the POC by July 15, 2017.  Although requests for accommodations will be accepted after this date, VRID cannot guarantee the accommodation will be provided.

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