Deaf Culture Project

In the summer of 2021, with the successfully launched ASL classes to the Northridge and surrounding area community, CHEER launched the deaf culture project. The goal of this project is to promote deal culture to general community, and build the bridge between general community and deaf community. At the time educating the general community with the basic of ASL and deal culture concepts, we would like to come to deeper understanding of the deaf culture. 

Project Coordinators:
Arthur Sun, senior student in Granada Hill Charter High (arthursun04#gmail) 
Anqi Fan, ​ high school student in Westlake High (anqifan681#gmail)
Project Partner/Sponsor:
https://www.siliconvalleystem4youth.com/ 
Project Budget: $1000 (donated by SVSY)

Project Advisors: Dr Li Liu and Dr Weimin Sun 

  • 2021 Summer Community ASL lecture/classes(Instructors: CSUN deaf department students)

    Very successful milestone of deal culture project. There are over 30 families joined in two day class series. Both instructors were experiences teachers.With the help from interpreters, students have no problem following class even in a deaf teacher class. Students and local families had a lot of fun in the class. Our instructors not only taught students with ABCs of ASl, but also spend time introduced deaf culture. Dr Liu introduced CSUN resources to help us to promote deaf culture in the community. It was the very first time for most of these families to learn deaf culture and ASL. 

    We received strong support from CSUN. The instructors were students from CSUN deaf department. Both CSUN deaf department and Pierce interpreter program were very supportive when we were looking for interpreters before the class. Professor Weimin Sun (CSUN Chinese Culture Center) and Professor Li Liu (CSUN CS department) volunteered to be moderators for these classes. 

     

  • 2021 Fall Community ASL class (Instructor: Anqi Fan)
    Anqi Fan, high school student from westlake high school, will offer 30 minutes community zoom class every Tuesday  starting from Sep 2021. 

     

  • 2021 Winter Community ASL lecture/classes
    Details coming soon