Fifth Annual Deaf Expressive Arts Festival set

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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In its fifth year, The Deaf Expressive Arts Festival — or *D.E.A.F. — is a collaborative effort of American Sign Language classes from Casper College, Kelly Walsh High School, and Dean Morgan Middle School. During the event, students will share their love of ASL with the community.

“Several of our local deaf community members and students will perform traditional ASL ABC, number and classifier stories, percussion signing, and folklore stories,” said Gail Schenfisch, Casper College’s American Sign Language instructor. “This intergenerational presentation and sharing of ASL and its culture help build and establish an appreciation of the deaf community and the importance of being global citizens learning diversity through world languages,” Schenfisch noted.

The Deaf Expressive Arts Festival will be held Nov. 30, 2021, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Hall in the Music Building on the Casper College campus. The performance is free and open to the public, and Interpreters will be provided for hearing guests.

For more information about the festival or the Associate degree in American Sign Language studies offered at Casper College, contact Schenfisch at 307-268-2588

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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