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2014-2015

Tribes Panel Discussion
Monday, February 23, 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
Smith Theatre
On Monday, February 23, 2015, 2-3:20 PM, in Smith Theatre, the Howard County Book Connection Project presents a panel discussion of Nina Raines' play Tribes (the Book Connection Project selection for 2014-2015). Hearing and Deaf actors and faculty will engage the audience in a discussion of the play's themes of communication, family, and culture, including brief performances as well as virtual participation by the playwright. The Howard County Book Connection Project is a partnership of Howard Community College, the Howard County Library System, and the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). This event is free and open to the public.

The Art of Signing: A Performance of Inspiration Featuring B.E.L.I.E.V.E.
Wednesday, November 19, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Monteabaro Recital Hall
The Howard County Book Connection and the Office of Student Life present a musical performance and workshop featuring the performance company, B.E.L.I.E.V.E.  B.E.L.I.E.V.E. will perform a selection of inspirational, fun, and thought-provoking songs using American Sign Language, dance, and dramatic arts to deliver positive messages of hope and empowerment. The event will also include time for audience participation, including dialogue and Q&A related to American Sign Language conversational skills, ASL and performing, and Interpreting Theater. This event is free and open to the public.

Actions Speak Louder than Words: A Panel on Deaf Culture
Wednesday, November 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Back Galleria
Do you have a deaf student in your class? How is socialization with deaf people different?  What are some of the differences in communication between deaf students and hearing students, besides sign language? What is Deaf Culture?  Can you depend on YouTube captions? This one-hour presentation will help to give some insight and provide answers to these questions, so that your interactions with deaf individuals can be the best they can be! Presenters will include: Debra Radcliffe-Borsch (Interpreter Coordinator), American Sign Language faculty members, and an HCC Deaf student. This event is brought to you by the Howard County Book Connection, the Office of Student Life, and is free and open to the public.

HCLS Book Connection Events:
NONFICTION Book Discussion: Tribes by Nina Raine
Wednesday, October 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Howard County Library System, Savage Branch

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