Forum on Linguistic Human Rights and the Future of Sign Languages

A one-day forum hosted by the Office of the Provost and the Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies.  The Office of the Provost and the Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies are sponsoring a one-day forum on Linguistic Human Rights and the Future of Sign Languages. This event will bring together leading scholars to discuss critical issues facing the future vitality of sign languages and linguistic diversity. The event is free and open to the entire university community. 

Where: Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) atrium, Gallaudet University

When: Friday, October 24, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For the schedule of events and a list of guest speakers, go here:

http://deafstudies.gallaudet.edu/American_Sign_Language_and_Deaf_Studies/Forum_on_Linguistic_Human

_Rights_and_the_Future_of_Sign_Languages.html

Thanks to Dirksen Bauman for drawing the attention of the disability studies community to this important forum at Gallaudet.