Tag Archives: Sign Language House

The Intouchables Movie Screening

Olivia Chavez ’15 invites you to a movie screening:

The Intouchables is a French comedy about a wealthy man who hires a former convict to be his caregiver. A discussion will follow. Dinner will be served! Sponsored by Sign Language House, Substance Free Hall, French Hall and SALD.

Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Nothing!

Deaf Jam Film Screening

Deaf Jam

Join Sign Language House for pizza and a movie! Holly Everett ’15 signs writes in:

In Deaf Jam, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a deaf teen
introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly
enters the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an
Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City,
eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two
women embark on a collaboration/performance duet – creating a new form
of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf. Prefrosh and families welcome! Click here for more information about the film and check out the event on Facebook. Sponsored by Sign Language House & SALD

Date: Wednesday, April 17th
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Place: Shanklin 107
Cost: Free Pizza

The Autism Culture War: Dueling Narratives About Autism in American Public Life – TODAY!

Come hear a lecture from Ari Ne’eman, President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Member of the National Council on Disability. Ari’s talk will focus on the history of how autism has been approached in research, practice, and society at large, and the ways in which the national conversation on autism has developed distinctly from the wider disability rights movement. Among the themes to be explored will be the ethical and social issues surrounding societal approaches to autism, including the neurodiversity movement, the different narratives around autism in the parent and self-advocate communities, and the ways in which these narratives have shaped policy, for good and ill.

A Q & A session will follow the lecture.
Dinner will be provided!

  • Date: TODAY, Saturday, September 17
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Place: Judd 116
  • Cost: Free!
  • Facebook Page: Here!
  • Brought to you by Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights and Sign Language House
  • Sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund

Stressed This Reading Week?

Take a tip from Obama. Pet a puppy:

From Eric Stephen ’13:

Sign Language House and WesWell would like you to take a break from studying for finals this Saturday, May 7 from 2:00 to 3:00 and go to Beckham Hall where therapy pets will be just waiting for you to play with them! All pets are trained by the CT Humane Society and owners will be available to answer any questions about the role therapy pets can play in helping relieve stress and anxiety.