MacMurray spending September promoting deaf awareness

By Gary Scott on September 3, 2015 at 12:39pm

The MacMurray College American Sign Language Club is promoting National Deaf Awareness Month this month with weekly events that are open to the public.

Events include weekly sign language classes, a game night, and a “sign and dine” off-campus event, as well as silent days on campus.

The capstone event is happening next Saturday from 10 a-m to 4 p-m in the college library. It’s called “Deaf Town- The Deaf Experience,” and it gives hearing people in the community a simulation of what it’s like to be deaf. The event will include a demonstration of what a cochlear implant looks like.

Sign language classes will be every Monday this month at 4:30 p-m in MacMurray Hall. The Sign and Dine event will be held Thursday, September 17th at Los Rancheros restaurant at 5 p-m. Game night will be held Thursday, September 24th from 6 to 8 p-m at the student center.