On Saturday, June 4, Vancouver Community College (VCC) was pleased to host Deaf Deaf World 2022 at its Broadway campus. Organized by faculty, staff, and students in the ASL and Deaf Studies program, the event brought together attendees of all ages, identities, and signing abilities to meet with local organizations and connect with each other in a fun and friendly setting. The theme of this year’s event was Deafopoly, which featured games and door prizes set to the same rules as Monopoly.
The family-friendly event also featured an art gallery wall from local artists, crafts, face painting, a photo booth, and ASL story time. Participating organizations included:
“After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, Deaf Deaf World is a wonderful way to reconnect with each other in person,” said Mari Klassen, event organizer and ASL and Deaf Studies program department head. “It was great to see so many from the Deaf community come out today and VCC's Deaf and Hard of Hearing department was pleased to have helped organize it.”
All proceeds raised from Deaf Deaf World will be donated to local Deaf organizations. Be sure to check out the ASL and Deaf Studies department on Facebook and Instagram for more photos and videos from the event.
Attendees get their picture taken at one of the many activities at Deaf Deaf World 2022
Sharing children's stories during ASL storytime
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