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My Deaf Story and John Smith
Sat, November 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT
MY Deaf Story
DEX Deaf Youth Council will stage a play re-enacting the French Deaf Banquets, the infamous 1880 Milan Conference, the state of Deaf Education in the 1970s and the celebration in the introduction of sign language in education.
Throughout the play, there will be two narrators, Jean Sourd and Jeanette Sourd, who will guide you throughout the play and explain the significance of each scene. With their help you will find yourself being drawn into how the birth of the Deaf community began in 1830s, the rejection of Oralism in the emerging Deaf community and how Deaf people have become strong in their birth right and identity.
The play is a must for deaf and hearing people to understand the complete and rich history of the Deaf community.
There will be a BSL/English interpreter on stage for hearing audience.
To read the above in BSL, https://youtu.be/B8v_MzzhNRs
John Smith - BRAND NEW SHOW!
After the play, we will have a 15 minutes interval. We will have an opportunity to see the lighter side and watch John Smith expand on the good and weird issues of Deaf Culture in his humorous and mocking way.
What is DEX Deaf Youth Council?
DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC) is a group of deaf and deafblind people that has recently affiliated to DEX which currently is a focus group for participation with the Department for Education and local service providers to ensure deaf children have a voice in service development.