ASL Slam Bridges Gap Between Deaf and Hearing Communities

Ryan Juntti
Created: April 13, 2019 10:35 PM

An event was held at UMD on Saturday night with the goal of bridging the gap between the deaf and hearing communities.

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The 4th annual ASL Slam brought in people from deaf communities from all across the state.

They told stories, performed skits, and music all done in sign language.

"I would say being able to have the deaf community, and the hearing community here together, it's a unifying force, so that the hearing community can see our language, and see our culture and grow to understand and have more awareness," said UMD Deaf Studies instructor Sunny Brysch, who spoke with WDIO News through an interpreter.

There was also a dance held on Saturday night at St. Scholastica with ASL interpretations of the music that was being played.


Ryan Juntti

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