Warning! Scam targeting people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

WHAT:  If you receive an email or text message from a company called “Awareness Company – Lottery for the Hearing Impaired,” telling you that you (or a friend) have won money (i.e. $500,000.00), it is a Scam/Fraud, (not true).  DO NOT REPLY by email or text message, DO NOT FORWARD their message.

Deaf Cawphee Chat

Repeats every month on the last Saturday until Sat Aug 30 2014 .
April 26, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Join MADC and the ASL community the last Saturday of every month beginning Saturday, April 26th for coffee and socializing.  We'll be meeting at Barnes and Noble bookstore near Northtown Mall off Hwy. 10 in Blaine, MN from 9 am to 11 am. 
All signing skills welcomed (from native to beginner).
See you there!

Jekyll and Hyde

April 27, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm

One performance only will be interpreted by Patty Mccutcheon.  Don't miss this timeless tale of good and evil, a musical set in Victorian England.  Last week's performances opened to rave reviews!  Enjoy a great Broadway caliber show while supporting Jamie S in achieving her Girl Scout Gold Award.  For ticket reservations email ahainterpretation@gmail.com or call 612-798-2651

Health Prevention Awareness Education: Topic Parents Are Sexuality Educators

April 28, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Family Tree Clinic presents:
Health Prevention Awareness Education
Spring 2014 Session
Want to learn more about udpated health? ASL friendly presentations at Family Tree Clinic. 
April 7 topic is Parents Are Sexuality Educators.
It's free! 

ASLIS & Deaf Advisory Board (DAB) Community Gathering

May 2, 2014 - 7:00pm - May 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Join ASLIS and the Deaf Advisory Board (DAB) at our Community Gathering.

ASL Depiction: What is it, When do we use it, how do we teach it with Miako Rankin, Ph.D

May 3, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Minnesota Loon American Sign Language Teachers Association presents ASL Depiction:  What is it, when do we use it, how do we teach it? with Miako Rankin, Ph.D., CI/CT,  at North Central University, Del Kingriter Center, 929 10th St. South, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Date:  May 3rd, 2014, from 9 AM to 4 PM (12-1 PM, lunch on your own). Cost:  $20.00 for MNLoon ASLTA members; $25.00 for non-members. 
The workshop will introduce current approaches in the field of sign language linguistics, focusing on depiction and constructed action/dialogue. Participants will learn new ways of thinking about "classifiers" and "role shifting" and will engage in activities to practice application of the new approaches, including identifying and producing depiction, constructed action, and constructed dialogue. Strategies for teaching depiction to ASL learners will also be discussed.

Once Upon A Mattress

May 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless gets married. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that comes along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wedding or no wedding, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred. The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn't going to go quite as easy as the princesses before her.
Tickets are $4 for students (12th grade and younger) and senior citizens; $6 for adults.

Minn Chapter - GUAA Election Meeting

May 4, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Minnesota GUAA Chapter meeting will be held at Thompson Hall for Election on May 4th Sunday from 1 PM till 4 PM. We will be much appreciated if you could come and vote.   We will serve ice cream and toppings after the election meeting. It will be fun and social afterwards.  The purpose for the meeting is to elect new positions like President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Please let us know if you are interested in one of those positions. 

Sean Forbes Concert

May 5, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Sean Forbes is a musician on a mission and the U of MN is proud to be a part of his international tour!  Join us for a FREE concert May 5th, 2014! (6:30 doors open, 7:00 show, 8:00 meet and greet).
A hip-hop artist as well as the founder of D-PAN (Deaf Professional Arts Network), Sean is "out to build a badly needed bridge between the music industry and deaf people everywhere."  He will be performing on the UMN-TC campus in Coffman Memorial Union-Great Hall.  For more detailed information, see our website: https://diversity.umn.edu/disability/seanforbesconcert.
As his website states, "Sean Forbes is living proof that if you have enough passion and dedication, magic happens and dreams come true. 'The world is run by those who show up,' he says, 'And I’m showing up.'"  We want YOU to show up too!  This is his only Minnesota show...lets make it his best audience ever!
The show will be presented in ASL and English.  For additional accommodations, contact seanforbesminneapolis@gmail.com by April 21.

Certified Deaf Interpreter Workshop

May 9, 2014 - 5:30pm - May 11, 2014 - 3:00pm

Are you Deaf?

Do you like the interpreting process?

Interested in becoming a Certified Deaf Interpreter?

CDI workshop is back again at St. Paul, Minnesota on weekend of May 9-10, 2014.

What things should a Deaf interpreter do to ensure high quality interpreting services? What kind of interpreting assignment is the Deaf interpreter qualified to perform? What study materials should the Deaf person study in preparation of testing for CDI certification? This track offers an in-depth exploration and practical experience in the application of these questions.

For more information and registration, please check: http://cdiminn2014.eventbrite.com