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The Language of Light

Presented by Salem Athenaeum at Salem Athenaeum, MA

Nov 07 2018
The Language of Light

Gerald Shea and a panel of experts will discuss the struggles of the Deaf to attain and preserve the right to be taught in their unspoken tongue—the only language that renders them fully communicative beings. This is an ASL interpreted event.

Gerald Shea lives mostly in the realm of the hearing, but as a partially deaf person, his search for communicative grace and clarity is quartered in his understanding of the world of the Deaf, of which he feels he is a part. His new book, The Language of Light tells the story of the arduous struggles of the Deaf across centuries (joined by their hearing allies) to attain and preserve the right to be taught in their unspoken tongue.

A panel discussion with experts in the Deaf community will be

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