Press Release – FSCJ Hosts a Month of Deaf Culture Awareness Events

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2016
Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016


FSCJ Hosts a Month of Deaf Culture Awareness Events

WHAT:          Would you like to brush up on your American Sign Language? Want to better communicate with deaf students or colleagues? The Sign Language Interpretation Program and Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Student Engagement
invite you to learn more about Deaf Awareness.

Throughout February, all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in events at the College and engage with deaf culture. Members of the public are also welcome to take part in these free events.

The events kick off at FSCJ North Campus with “Deafology, Part I: Deaf Culture 101.” Interpreters will be available at all events except for the ASL Club “Signing” Lunch. Each event is free and anyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Lori Cimino, Instructional Program Manager, at

COST:           Free

WHO:            Public

WHEN/ WHERE:       Deafology, Part I: Deaf Culture 101

  • Crash course in deaf culture, including cultural considerations, do’s and don’ts, communication tips and more

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 2–3:30 p.m.

North Campus, A-117, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218

        Deafology, Part II: Basic Sign Language

  • Short American Sign Language (ASL) course will go over common phrases and signs useful in classroom settings

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 2–3:30 p.m.


North Campus, A-117, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218

                     Film Discussion: “No Ordinary Hero – The Superdeafy Movie”

  • Rachelle Settambrino, a deaf faculty member and instructor for FSCJ’s “Orientation to Deafness” course, will facilitate this discussion

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2–3:30 p.m.


South Campus, Lakeside Room, 11901 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32246

                     John Maucere, Deaf Actor Performance

  • The star of “No Ordinary Hero: The Superdeafy Movie” will perform in American Sign Language

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

10 a.m. – Kent Campus, F-128, 3939 Roosevelt Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32205

 6:30 p.m. – Downtown Campus, A-1068, 101 West State Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202

       ASL Club Signing Lunch

  • This event will allow people to practice their sign language skills and interact with the local community

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.

 Open Campus/Deerwood Center, Subway, 9911 Old Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256


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