Monday, April 30th | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Introduction to ASL
Rochester, NY has the highest Deaf population in the world. It's time to learn the language that will bring us all closer together; so get ready to learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) through the fun of socialization! You'll leave with a new appreciation for the language as well as resources to help you continue to grow as a signer. Participants will focus on mastering the basics of finger spelling, facial grammar, vocabulary and conversational phrases necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL. This class will also take a look into the rich world of Deaf culture and teach culturally appropriate ways to interact with Deaf people.
Class location: Class will take place at Rochester Brainery, 176 Anderson Ave F109. Rochester NY 14607. Click here for directions. About the teacher: Sarah Cincotta has been fluent in ASL ever since her early twenties. Since then she has finished up her degree at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and has been working in the community for many years as an American Sign Language interpreter. It is Sarah's goal for every hearing person in Rochester to know American Sign Language and know where to go to continue if they please.
Esther Damiano was raised in Syracuse and both Deaf. She holds a degree in art and graphic design from SUNY Empire State College. She passionately advocates for animals and is the proud Mom of a feline family.
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