Disability Awareness Month 2021: GaySL

Disability Awareness Month 2021: GaySL

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Join us for our month of interesting conversations centered around our diverse disabled communities. Each March, Disability Awareness Month is celebrated throughout Indiana. Given that adults and children with disabilities represent slightly more than 19 percent of Indiana's population, disability awareness is important for all of us. Persons with disabilities are sometimes turned into objects of ridicule. But rather than being the butt of a joke, each individual in our campaign uses humor to open a conversation and highlight ways in which we can all understand each other better. There are 54 million Americans with disabilities. Adults and children with disabilities represent nearly a fifth of Indiana's population. There's nothing funny about the ignorance and naivety that often keep us from connecting with our fellow Hoosiers. GaySL: A Crash Course in LGBTQ American Sign Language with Hayden Kristal Register: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvceuupzkiGNJaWj4B1PDcHBNu0IsTjdL5 Description: This highly interactive, variable, and hilarious workshop teaches its participants LGBTQ-related American Sign Language signs while fostering a group discussion about Deaf culture, intersectionality, accessibility and more. During the presentation participants will be encouraged to sign along as we learn the signs for GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, GENDER, ALLY, COMING-OUT, PARTNER, BINARY, DRAG KING/QUEEN, IDENTITY, RAINBOW, PRIDE, etc., as well as requested signs. If you have questions, please contact Elonda Ervin at elonda.ervin@indstate.edu Planning Committee: Oyibo Afoaku, Indiana State University Peter Ciancone, The WILL Center Elonda Ervin, Indiana State University Jamie Frey, Ivy Tech Community College Molly Hare, Indiana State University Marlene Lu, ARC of Indiana Ian McNeil, Terre Haute South Vigo High School Traci McNeil, Ivy Tech School of Nursing Amber O\'Haver, Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC) Breanna Pierce, Indiana State University Martha Reed, Indiana State University