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Disability Awareness Week

Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or ‘courage in the face of adversity’. Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.

Shineyhead Silhouette Deaf Storytelling Night – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

The ASUW Student Disability Commission will be hosting a Deaf Storytelling Night on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the University of Washington. We’ll begin the evening with a fun and expressive performance by Deaf actor and artist, Patrick Fisher (aka Mr. Shineyhead), as he presents “A Storytelling Extravaganza: A sign mime performance with poetry, comedy, and dark tales.” His performance will include a mix of short stories, including stand-up comedy about his life experience through the hearing-world.  All of the stories are produced with amazing use of classifiers and sign mime, and are excellent examples of the range and complexity of American Sign Language.

Afterwards, we welcome community members, ASL students, Deaf performers and actors, etc. to perform signed skits, stories or poetry. If you are interested in performing at the event, please email a short description of your performance to

Event Details:

Mr. Shineyhead presents: “A Storytelling Extravaganza!”

Date/Time: May 28, 2011, 7-9pm
Location: Parrington Hall Commons (Room 308)  Forums (Room 309) University of Washington
For more information or to send submissions, email


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