KERRY DEAF RESOURCE CENTRE UPDATE 10.05.10

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“SHARING KNOWLEDGE”- KDRC 20th OF MAY
Susan O’Callaghan in conjunction with the Irish Deaf Society will give a
free talk in the Kerry Deaf Resource Centre on the 20th of May at 2.30pm.

The theme of the session is “Sharing Knowledge- Improve your life with new
knowledge on health, education, community and social matters”. The meeting
will be held in sign language.

Susan has worked with the Cork Deaf Association since 2001 and is well known
in the Deaf community. We would like to thank the IDS for providing this
talk to our clients. The Dept of Rural, Community and Gaeltacht Affairs also
support these information sessions.

KODA FUNDRAISING BAGPACKING AND TABLE QUIZ
Cork Deaf Association is looking for volunteers to help with bag backing to
raise funds to cover the cost of sign language interpreting at the upcoming
KODA Family Conference in New York. The bag packing will take place on 20th
and 21st May from 6-9pm, at Balyvolane, Cork. If you are interested in
participating, please contact Susan by e-mail at susan@corkdeaf.ie

KODA TABLE QUIZ
A group of parents who are attending the conference in the States will also
hold a fundraising Table Quiz in Fairfield Tavern, Knocknagree, Co. Cork, on
14th May at 9.00pm. The money raised will go towards conferences expenses
for the group. Best wishes to all those involved in the event.

ST. VINCENTS DEAF FOOTBALL CLUB
We would like to extend our best wishes to the newly reformed St Vincent’s
DFC who have reached the final of the Frank Roe Cup. They will meet
Trinity/Donaghmede in the final on Friday 21st May. The kick off time and
venue are yet to be confirmed but the Club wants to encourage fans to come
and support their team. Full information will be available on their Facebook
page (search for “St Vincent’s Deaf Football Club”).

DUBLIN DEAF ASSOCIATION NEW WEBSITE
We would like to send our best wishes to the Dublin Deaf Association on the
launch of their new website. The DDA hope the website will give you a sense
of the D.D.A., the role it plays within in the Deaf Community, and the
services and activities it offers to meet the needs of the Deaf Community.
You can also read about the history of the Association, and the details and
schedules of clubs that are involved with them.

The DDA and its council support and co-ordinate the social, cultural and
sporting activities of the Deaf Community in Dublin. The Centre is
officially called “St. Vincent’s Centre for the Deaf” but is better know as
“The Deaf Club”. While the DDA is based in Dublin, Deaf people from all over
Ireland visit the Centre and avail of a wide range of activities there. The
new website details are http://dublindeafassociation.com/

POETRY IN IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE
The Centre for Deaf Studies recently ran a workshop on poetry in Irish Sign
Language, facilitated by Donna Jo Napoli, Professor of Linguistics,
Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania (USA) and Rachel Sutton-Spence, Senior
Lecturer, Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol. The results of the
workshop are creative, humorous and beautiful, and can been on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/lorraineleeson

For those interested in learning about sign language poetry, Rachel Sutton
Spence co-authored a book “Analysing Sign Language Poetry”. This is the
first book to focus entirely on the analysis of sign language poetry. Richly
illustrated with images taken from poetry performances, the book draws
mainly on the work of Dorothy Miles in both British and American Sign
languages, but the analytical tools developed are also used in examining
recent work by Paul Scott and other sign language poets, exploring the
elements of text and performance that can inform and challenge our
understanding of poetry more generally. Topics covered include the use of
repetition and symmetry, the importance of visual neologisms for aesthetic
effect and the creation of metaphor and ambiguity.

With an afterword by Paddy Ladd, the critical analysis of the poetry is set
within the framework of an appreciation of Deaf culture and Deaf
communities.

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net

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