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‘Deaf Kiss-Fist’ at EUC

The third annual “Deaf Kiss-Fist,” celebrating National Deaf Awareness Week, will be Sunday, Sept. 25. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium, you are invited to browse the exhibits; the show starts at 2:30 p.m.

The event will be voice-interpreted.

Admission is $5 per person, $3 for children age 6 – 12, free for age 5 and under

Enjoy a variety of entertainment by children and adults who are deaf: ABC stories, deaf jokes, skits, playing with fingerspelling, narratives of personal experiences at a residential deaf school and more.

“The reason for using ‘kiss-fist’ is because it means ‘I love it,’ ‘I cherish it,'” says Karen De Naples, clinical assistant professor in the Specialized Education Services department.

This is a very popular event, she explains. “Each year, more and more people come from all over North Carolina, from Virginia and even from South Carolina.”

There will be exhibits of crafts and talent and professional work by people who are deaf, and information booths with several organizations/agencies that provide services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

For more information, email Karen De Naples at kmdenapl@uncg.edu