Want to practice enthusiastic consent without waking up your roommate? Holly Everett ’15 has got a sexy idea for you:
Good with your hands?
Sign Language House wants you to prove it. Come by the house Wednesday April 10th at 6 pm for a comprehensive lesson in ASL sex signs. We will cover words and phrases relating to sex, sexual arousal, protection, and body parts, as well as discuss issues around sexual education in the Deaf community.
No sign language background necessary.
Feel free to come early (5:30ish) for regular sign house conversation hour with ASL pro Karen Warren.
Date: Today, April 10th
Place: Sign House (64 Lawn)
Holly Everett ’15 writes in with an amazing opportunity to take part in a workshop with and experience a conceptual project by deaf sound artist and composer Christine Sun Kim. Just looking at the event’s sponsors (Sign House and the Music Department, among many others), you can tell that this is not something you’ll want to miss:
This Saturday join us for a two part event featuring Christine Sun Kim, a deaf sound artist and composer. Miss Kim investigates the visual manifestations of sound as an expression of her agency and ownership of it. In this new work, Self Notary Public, Christine presents “a conceptual attempt to legitimatize [her] presence through vocalizing.”
Workshop: 12 pm 41 Wyllys Room 114. Bring your brunch and your
Performance: 8 pm World Music Hall. FREE. Open to the public.
Yes, stressed out students, you read the heading of this post correctly. The incredible Holly Everett ’15 sent us the best event ever:
We will have 6 lovely, cuddly dogs available for you to play with to lower your reading week stress level. Come by with your friends and enjoy these trained therapy dogs from Tails of Joy. Sponsored by Sign House and Writing House.
Date: Sunday, December 9
Cost: No dollars
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An opportunity to watch a great film and eat snazzy food from Katy Thompson ’15:
Sign House, WoCoHo, Malcolm X House, Film Hall and multiple Resident Advisors, have come together to put on a film viewing of Compensation. It premiered in 2000 at Sundance and focuses on deaf culture and racial issues.
There will also be Typhoon, so come watch an awesome movie and eat some Thai food.
“Compensation presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. An important film on African-American deaf culture, Davis innovatively incorporates silent film techniques (such as title cards and vintage photos) to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication.”
Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 7 pm
Place: Exley 150
ASHA, Sign Language House, Open House, Nicolson and residence halls, want to teach you how to make Sign Language sexy! We will be showing how to sign words and phrases relating to sex, protection, sexual health, and sexuality as well as look at conceptions of sexuality and issues of sex education within the deaf community.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Come learn a few fun and sexy signs Sunday, November 7, 8:00 pm, in the Nics Lounge!
What: (Safe) Sex Signs Workshop
And Sign Language House would like to prove it by inviting you to Sign Language Conversation Hour. Conversation Hour is a weekly workshop for anyone interested in learning or practicing American Sign Language (ASL). No experience is necessary, and everyone is invited to come! Drop by, learn a few phrases, and impress your friends.
When: Every Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sign Language House, 64 Lawn Ave.
Allegra Stout ’12 writes in about an accessibility workshop happening tomorrow:
Are you interested in starting more cross-group dialogue and learning about the way ableism plays into a variety of spaces on campus?
Do you want to brainstorm about how to bridge gaps between student groups and work towards making campus activism more dynamic and inclusive?
Then come to our workshop! We will explore the relationship between disability and other categories of identity while working to envision a fully accessible model of social justice organizing. There will be pizza.
Date: April 28
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Usdan B25
From Allegra Stout ’12:
Come make cookies with us! You’ll get to use our special hand-shaped cookie cutter, and learn some fun signs about baking and yumminess! Plus, you can take a look around the house and learn more about what it’s like to live in Sign House.
Even if you can’t make it for the event, stop by anytime between 12 and 5 p.m. for House Hopping Day. Don’t worry, you can still eat cookies.
Date: Feb. 21
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Sign House: 64 Lawn Ave. (behind Exley)
Film Hall and Sign House will be screening Children of a Lesser God on Saturday night at 7:30.
Film Hall is in Nic 6 Basement, enter through the glass hallway connecting Nic 6 and 7, go to the left and Film Hall will be on the right. The doors will be propped at 7:15
Date: Saturday December 5th
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Film Hall (Nic 6 Basement)
Sign House has one or two openings for next semester, in our large and lovely double. Located at 64 Lawn Ave., we have a great location, right behind Exley. We also have a very nice backyard, with a rainbow hammock and a clothesline! Come enjoy our comfy common room and kitchen; communal tea is always available. Most importantly, we’re friendly and will give you plenty of chances to learn and practice American Sign Language (no prior experience required!). If this sounds like the right place for you, or if you’d like to learn more, please email astout(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by Sunday, December 6th.