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Preview: The untold history of a ‘Deaf Deaf World’

Deaf Deaf World is an event hosted by the American Sign Language (ASL) Club in order to bring awareness and to educate the student body about the deaf community.

The ASL club took a few years off from hosting the event, but they are coming back this year with a reinvented plan that should help bring more awareness.

This year the club plans on putting on a live museum within the event that will portray deaf individuals throughout history.

The goal of the live museum is to show how deaf people have impacted many people’s lives and our nation’s history. The theme of this event will be to show that deaf people have the same capabilities as everyone else with the exception of hearing.

Deaf Deaf World will be held on Thursday, April 5. It will have two sessions individuals can attend. The morning session is from 9:30 to 11 a. m., and the afternoon session is from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Talking is not allowed inside the event. Upon entering, visitors will receive a quick tutorial in basic conversational ASL.

Once you enter the event, a museum tour guide will lead you through a timeline of history, showing how deaf people have molded the past and continue to impact the future. Each stop in history will highlight a person from the deaf community and their influence on history.

Written by Tylaise Christopher, Staff Writer. Photo courtesy of Valdosta State University.

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