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Events: Schedule


September 2016 *** DEAF AWARENESS MONTH SCHEDULE ***

  • Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 3pm - 6pm (free)
    * 5th Annual Family Fun Day * 
    Perspective Corporation will host 5th Annual Family Fun Day event at Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI. Free zoo admission, T-shirt, pizza and drinks! For more information or questions: 401-372-2012.

    *** Event Update ***
    Perspectives Family Fun Day will be held at the zoo, rain or shine. To ensure admission to the zoo, please arrive by 4 pm. After 4 pm you may not be able to enter the zoo. Individuals/families will be greeted by Perspectives team members dressed in orange shifts outside the ticket sales window to the zoo. Participants can enjoy the zoo until 5pm at which it will close and we will have pizza, snacks, and beverages waiting for them outside the zoo entrance. Those cannot get to the zoo before 4pm are welcome to join us for pizza social that lasts until 6pm. The pizza social is being held in a grassy area directly across from the zoo entrance/exit, near the museum. If the weather is not good, an alternate location for the pizza will be determined day of and Perspectives staff will direct people there.

    Family Fun Day Flyerplease click here

    For more information about Perspective Corporation: www.perspectivescorporation.com

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  • Friday, Sept. 9th, 1:30pm (free)
    * Deaf Awareness Month Kick Off * 

    The Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Rhode Island School for the Deaf invite you to attend a Deaf Awareness Month Kick-off at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Gym, One Corliss Park, Providence, RI.  ASL Interpreters and CART will be provided.  This event is sponsored by RISD and RICDHH.  For more information, contact Pamela Zellner at 401-256-5511 or email: pamela.zellner@cdhh.ri.gov.

    Deaf Awareness Month Kick-off Flyer - please click here

    For more information about RI School for the Deaf:  http://rideaf.ri.gov/

    For more information about RI Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: www.cdhh.ri.gov

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  • Saturday, Sept. 10th, 10am - 11:30am (free)
    * Making Connections Support Group *

    Rhode Island Parent Information Network will host a group meeting for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, One Corliss Park, Providence, RI.  Jim Simon LISCW, CAGS, and Clinical Director of Perspectives will share the array of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services at Perspectives Corp.  ASL interpreter will be provided. Child care is available and refreshments will be served.  RSVP for childcare is required. For more information or RSVP, contact Elsbeth Brown at brown@ripin.org or 401-430-3915.

    Making Connections Flyer
    please click here

    For more information about RIPIN: www.ripin.org

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  • Sunday, Sept. 11th, 1pm - 3pm (free)
    * Breast Cancer Support Group *
     
    Breast Cancer Support Group meeting will be held at Miriam Hospital, Room: Hurvitz (next to gift shop), 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI. The topic of the support group meeting is "What is Immunotherapy?" ASL Interpreter and CART will be provided. For more information, contact Bonnie Abols at 401-244-7771 or emal: babols@cox.net.

    Support Group Flyerplease click here

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  • Sunday, Sept. 11th, 2pm
    * Open Captioned Performance: Beowolf *
     
    Open captioned performance, Beowolf will be shown at Trinity Repertory, 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI. For more information or to purchase tickets: 401-351-4242 or email: boxoff@trinityrep.com.

    Performance Flyerplease click here

    For more information about Trinity Repertory: www.trinityrep.com

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  • Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 6pm - 8pm (free)
    * Learn about ATEL's New Wireless Program and Assistive Technology for Hearing Loss *

    The ATEL Program will be launching the new wireless program at TechACCESS of RI, 110 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite I, Warwick, RI. The ATEL program provides the wireless device ONLY, the client is responsible for activation fees and monthly plans. The ATEL program wireless offerings will include: Jitterbug Flip Jitterbug Smart iPads and iPhones. Learn about the new wireless program and about available of Apps for the Deaf, HOH and individuals with speech disabilities. CART services will be provided.  For more information or to receive application, call 462-7857.

    Workshop Flyer please click here

    For more information about Adaptive Telephone Equipment Loan Program: www.atel.ri.gov

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  • Thursday, Sept. 15th, 8am – 2pm
    * Annual Rhode Island Independent Living Conference *

    OSCIL will have Independent Living Conference at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI.  Communication Options for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing workshop will be presented by Margie Molloy, IL Coordinator/Deaf Services. Keynote speaker is John Mood from N.E.A.Ds (National Education for Assistance Dog Services.) He will bring his assistive dog, Rainbow, to show how those with hearing loss and other disabilities can benefit from an assistive dog. The $10 registration fee includes a Continental Breakfast and lunch.  Sign Language Interpreters and CART have been secured. To request other accommodations, please contact OSCIL (401-737-1013) by September 2, 2016. For more information: email at lynne.powers@oscil.org or call 401-738-1013 or visit website: www.oscil.org.

    Conference Flyerplease click here
    Schedule & Registration - please click here

    For more information about OSCIL: www.oscil.org

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  • Saturday, Sept. 17th, 2pm - 7pm (free)
    * Bridgemark's Rally for Recovery *

    Bridgemark, Inc. will have the Rally for Recovery event at Roger Williams National Memorial, North Main and Canal Streets, Providence, RI. ASL Interpreters will be provided. For more information: Email Deb Raiche at draiche@bridgemark.org.

    Rally4Recovery Flyerplease click here

    For more information about Bridgemark, Inc: www.bridgemark.org

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  • Monday, Sept. 19th, 6pm - 8pm (free)
    * American Sign Language Week Kick Off *

    Center for Language Studies will have ASL Week Kick Off at Brown University, 195 Angell Street, Room 202, Providence, RI.  Refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Sept. 16th.  For more information or RSVP: email at ASL@brown.edu.

    UPDATED new flyer please click here

    For more information about Center for Language Studies at Brown University: www.brown.edu/academics/language-studies

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  • Tuesday, Sept. 20th, 7:30am (departure) *** THIS EVENT IS CANCELED ***
    * RI Deaf Senior Citizens’ Bus Tour *

    RI Deaf Senior Citizens will host a trip to “The Big E” Springfield Fair via deluxe motorcoach transportation.  Pick up at the Silver Lake Community Center, 529 Plainfield St, Providence, RI – departs at 7:30am.  $62.00 per person and for more information, contact Ray Niford at 508-915-3400 or email: rwniford@comcast.net.

    Bus Tour Flyerplease click here

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  • Tuesday, Sept. 20th, 10am – 12pm (free)
    * ORS Meet & Greet *
    Office of Rehabilitation Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Unit will host a Meet & Greet event at 40 Fountain Street, 1st floor, Providence, RI. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet the new Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf, Hector M. Sanchez. ORS will also have application information available if you would like to apply for services. For more information, contact Karen Davis at 401-462-7867 or email: karen.davis@ors.ri.gov.

    Meet & Greet Flyer - please click here

    For more information about Office of Rehabilitation Service: www.ors.ri.gov

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  • Wednesday, Sept. 21st, 6pm - 9pm (free)
    * RICDHH Public Meeting *
    Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing public meeting will be held at the Department of Administration Building, Conference Room A, 2nd floor, One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI.  ASL interpreters and CART will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend.  For information, contact Pamela Zellner at 401-256-5511 or email: pamela.zellner@cdhh.ri.gov

    Public Meeting Flyer please click here

    For more information about RI Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: www.cdhh.ri.gov

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  • Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 6pm - 8pm (free)
    * With Sign Language, We Are Equal: A Global Social Justice Movement*

    Center for Language Studies will have a lecture and discussion at Brown University, 195 Angell Street, Room 202, Providence, RI. Timothy Riker, Lecturer of ASL Studies at Brown University will provide an overview of global issues affecting Deaf people and lead a discussion about the global social justice movement. He will also discuss about what inclusion really means and how sign languages are necessary to achieve equality. This event will be in ASL and voice interpreted. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or RSVP: email at ASL@brown.edu.

    Lecture and Discussion flyer please click here

    For more information about Center for Language Studies at Brown University: www.brown.edu/academics/language-studies

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  • Sunday, Sept. 25th, 11am – 3pm  
    * RISD's 125th Birthday *
    Rhode Island School for the Deaf will host its final 125th birthday event at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf Field, One Corliss Park, Providence, RI. It will include BBQ chicen and pig roast with potatoes, applesauce, corn bread, and more. Hot dogs for kids, too! Catered by B & M Catering and there will be games and a bouncy house for kids. It is intended as a fun family event for alumni and current school families and local Deaf community. $20 ticket per person (16 and up), $5 per student (under 16 yrs) and $40 per family (2 adults/3 children). For more information, contact Marie: 401-222-3525 or email: celebrate@rideaf.net.

    During the RISD BBQ luncheon, the RISD Chapter of Junior National Association of the Deaf will be hosting a car wash. Cost for car wash: $5 for car and $7 for van/SUV. Donations are welcome and profits go to RISD Jr. NAD Chapter.

    RISD Birthday Flyer - please click here

    Jr. NAD Car Wash Flyer - please click here

    For more information about RI School for the Deaf: www.rideaf.ri.gov

    For more information about Junior National Association of the Deaf: www.nad.org/youth-leadership-programs/JuniorNAD

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  • Sunday, Sept. 25th, 4m – 6pm
    * RI AG Bell Meet and Greet *  

    Rhode Island Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing invites you to attend a Meet and Greet at Three Sisters Cafe, 1047 Hope St, Providence, RI. Come meet parents and members of the RI oral deaf community who use listening and spoken language! For more information, please contact: info@riagbell.org.

    RI AG Bell Meet and Greet Flyer - please click here

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  • Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 12pm – 2pm (free)
    * Lunch & Learn Workshop *
    OSCIL will provide a lunch & learn workshop at OSCIL, 1944 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI. The workshop topic is Apps for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.This workshop will be a hands on sharing session, so come with your iPhone charged and share your favorite apps that assist with you with daily independence/communications. Note: This workshop assumes that you have your own device as well as have a basic understanding of downloading apps and general use of the iPhone. Interpreter and CART have been secured. Pizza will be served. Seating is limited. Please call 738-1013 for more information and/or if you plan to attend this free workshop.  

    Lunch & Learn Workshop Flyer please click here

    For more information about OSCIL: www.oscil.org

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  • Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
    * Corliss' Wine Fundraiser *
    Corliss will host a wine fundraiser at Bristol Yacht Club, 101 Poppasquash Rd, Bristol, RI.  more information, contact Kelly Medeiros at 401-289-2681 (or 245-2223 TTY) or email: kelly@corliss.org.

    Wine Fundraiser Flyer please click here

    For more information about Corliss: www.corliss.org

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  • Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 7pm - 8pm (free) 
    * Perspectives Corporation ASL Coffee Hour * 
    Perspectives Corporation will host ASL Coffee Hour at Brewed Awakening Coffee Hour, 1316 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI. The session will continue monthly through 2016. For more information, contact Heather Niedbala: ASL@perspectivescorporation.com

    ASL Coffee Hour Flyerplease click here

    For more information about Perspective Corporation: www.perspectivescorporation.com

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  • Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 1pm - 3pm (free) 
    * Mosaics: Parts and Wholes with Artist/Teacher of the Deaf Peter Geisser *
     
    Storytelling and mosaics activities for children who are deaf and hard of hearing will be held at the Providence Children's Museum, 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903. ASL Interpreters and CART will be provided. Free admission is sponsored by Hamilton Relay.  For more information,  Education@childrensmuseum.org.

    Children's Museum Flyerplease click here

    For more information about Providence Children's Museum:  www.childrenmuseum.org

    For more information about Hamilton Relay: www.hamiltonrelay.com

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  • Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 7pm
    * Israel and International Law -- The Historical Underpinnings *

    Edwin Black's presentation will be given at Brown RISD Hillel, Brown University, 80 Brown Street, Providence, RI. Israel and International Law -- The Historical Underpinnings is the topic of the presentation. Everyone is invited to attend a special additional educational event on a matter of interest to the whole world-- Israel and International Law. The headlines are filled with stories about Israeli and Palestinians. What are the historical facts and legal principles underpinning the past, creating the present, and more importantly, sculpting the future? No one is more able to illuminate those thorny issues than human rights writer and Middle East historian Edwin Black, author of the eugenics bestseller, War Against the Weak, IBM and the Holocaust, The Farhud, and Financing the Flames. Black regularly writes syndicated articles about Mideast history and tensions for about 30 publications. His presentation promises to answer questions and promote discussion. With ASL interpreters and captioning available, the Deaf community is welcome to learn and engage in this discussion-- an opportunity that rarely is made accessible. There is limited space, so come early. If you cannot make it in person, contact Edwin Black at ask@edwinblack.com. For more information about this event, please email ASL@brown.edu.

    Special Educational Event flyer please click here

    ASL Vlog - please click here

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  • Thursday, Oct. 6th, 7pm
    * Eugenics and the Ethics of Human Engineering *

    Edwin Black's presentation will be given at Metcalf Auditorium, Metcalf Resarch Building, Brown University, 190 Thayer Street, Providence, RI. Eugenics and the Ethics of Human Engineering is the topic of the presentation. Edwin Black, human rights author of the award-winning book War Against the Weak, will speak about eugenics and the ethics of human engineering. Participants will be shocked to learn about the role of America in eugenics during the 19th century, which spread to Hitler's Germany. Learn about Alexander Graham Bell's role as one of the leaders of the eugenics movement in his campaign against Deaf people who use sign language. Be educated about several groups which were targeted as undesirable by the eugenics movement and the perils around the globe that still persist because of it. For more information: email at ASL@brown.edu.

    Presentation flyer please click here

    ASL Vlog - please click here

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  • Friday, Oct. 7th, 10am
    * ASL Performance: Beowulf *

    ASL performance, Beowulf will be shown at Trinity Repertory, 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI. Trinity has transformed this epic poem-story into a visual pleasing and action pack rock opera. The show is filled with heroes and monsters that have amazing battle scenes that a beautifully preformed on the stage. Who will win? Good? Evil? come and see this visually superb show to see who will be the winner. For more information, click here or contact the box office at 401-351-4242.

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  • Sunday, Oct. 9th, 2pm
    * Open Captioned Performance: Appropriate *

    Open captioned performance, Appropriate will be shown at Trinity Repertory, 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI. Open Captioning is live text displayed simultaneous to the performance, provided by c2 captioning service. As opposed to closed captioning, open captions do not require the user to have any special equipment for viewing the text and are always "open" to anyone. Tickets are $25 each with the code "OC:" For more information regarding Open Caption Performances and other accessible programming, click here or contact the box office at 401-351-4242.

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  • Saturday, Oct. 15th, 12pm - 3pm
    * Deaf Community Forum *

    Deaf Community Forum will be held at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, 1 Corliss Park, Providence, RI. Ever felt that research projects are not Deaf-friendly? Want to share how you feel about research projects? Want to tell hearing researchers how they can make their research projects more Deaf-accessible? Check ASL vlog for more information about the community forum: https://youtu.be/D2UoRh88iXQ. Light refreshments will be provided. ASL Interpreters will be provided. If you need other accommodations (e.g., CART, interpreters for the DeafBlind, etc.), please contact Melissa Anderson at UMass Medical School at (508) 502-7666 (VP) or by e-mail at melissa.anderson@umassmed.edu at least two weeks in advance.

    Community Forum flyer - please click here

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  • Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 3pm – 5pm
    * ASL Coffee Chat *  

    ASL Coffee Chat will be held at Three Sisters, 1047 Hope St, Providence, RI. It is a fun, social event in ASL to catch up with friends and meet new people. All are welcome! For more information, contact Tim Riker at tbriker@gmail.com.

    ASL Coffee Chat Flyer - please click here

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  • Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 7pm - 8pm (free) 
    * Perspectives Corporation ASL Coffee Hour * 
    Perspectives Corporation will host ASL Coffee Hour at Brewed Awakening Coffee Hour, 1316 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI. The session will continue monthly through 2016. For more information, contact Heather Niedbala: ASL@perspectivescorporation.com

    ASL Coffee Hour Flyerplease click here

    For more information about Perspective Corporation: www.perspectivescorporation.com

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  • Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2pm
    * Open Captioned Performance: The King and I *

    Open captioned performance, The King and I will be shown at the Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St, Providence, RI. The cost of the ticket is $71.00. To reserve tickets for the OC, call 401-421-2787.

    Performance Flyercoming soon

    For more information about Providence Performing Arts Center: www.ppacri.org

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