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Elementary ASL 1 Deaf Community Interaction On Thursday night, I went to a Deaf panel discussion. The event was called “Social Interaction: The Do’s and Don’ts.” I was extremely interested in attending this event because it highlighted social etiquette and manners in Deaf conversation. I thought this would be particularly useful if I see a Deaf person I would like to approach in the future. This panel discussion was about the appropriate ways to initiate a conversation, and proper behavior for interaction. The panelists discussed how they feel about talking to beginner Sign Language students and gave us ideas on things to talk about. The event first started with us getting into groups of about eight students or so at a table. At each table, a Deaf panelist was there to chat with us before the presentation. Our ASL teachers became our waiters, and served us refreshments. The Deaf panelist at my table was Carol. Her sign name is CZ. She told us she was originally from Connecticut and was an active member and supporter of Deaf culture groups and societies. We went around the table, talking about where we were from and what we were doing in school. I was surprised to learn that an ASL 1 student at my table was also a pharmacy major. Now I will look for her next time we have Chemistry. After we talked for a while, the panel assembled themselves. The panel was made
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2008 for the course ASL U101 taught by Professor Lipsky during the Fall '07 term at Northeastern.

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