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The Annual ASL/Deaf Culture Lecture Series at the University of Virginia

presents

JOSEPH J. MURRAY, Ph.D

“Deaf Gain: Rethinking Human Diversity”

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Minor Hall auditorium
University of Virginia

The invention of the concept of the norm in the mid-nineteenth century and its application to human bodies created new categories of physical difference, subsumed under a stigmatized umbrella of what we now call “disability.”  This framework contributed to a widespread deficit model for understanding deaf people, one that emphasizes “hearing loss” and interventions to alleviate this loss.  However, the world would be a very different place if deaf people and sign languages did not exist. This presentation will look at how deaf people’s cultural, creative, and cognitive differences offer society a “Deaf Gain” that can lead to an expansive understanding of physical difference as a part of human diversity.

Joseph Murray is currently associate professor of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University.  He earned a BA degree from Northeastern University and an MA and Ph.D in History from the University of Iowa.  Murray has published and lectured on topics related to the international Deaf community and the new concept of Deaf Gain.  With Dirksen Bauman, he is the co-editor of a volume on Deaf Gain coming out in October 2014.  Murray has also been active in the World Federation of the Deaf for over two decades.  He currently is a WFD Board Member and has lectured on Deaf Studies, the international deaf community, and human rights issues in countries on six continents, as well as at the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and other international bodies.

Please join us!

*Free and open to the public.
*Spoken English interpretation provided for hearing nonsigners.

Sponsored by the UVA ASL Program.  Cosponsored by UVA SDAC.
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DIRECTIONS TO UVA

>From the North:
Take US Route 29 South until you drive under the US 250 Bypass. Remain on 29 South Business (Emmet Street) and continue straight past the intersection with US Route 250 Business (University Avenue/Ivy Road). Continue straight about 400 yards, and you will see a parking garage on your left.  Park there.  See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall. (If you drive beneath a pedestrian bridge, you have gone too far).

>From the East via I-64
Take I-64 West to Exit 118B, Proceed on US 29 North and then take the US 29
North Business exit.  Turn right onto Fontaine Avenue after coming off the ramp. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital.  Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Follow Jefferson Park Avenue.  At the next light turn left onto Emmet Street.  Follow Emmet around the bend, go under the  bridge, and you will see a parking garage on your right.  Park there.  See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall.

>From the South:
Take US Route 29 North to the US 29 North Business exit.  Turn right when coming off the exit ramp onto Fontaine Avenue.  Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital.  Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Continue straight.  At the next light turn left onto Emmet Street.  Follow Emmet around the bend, go under the a bridge, and you will see a parking garage on your right.  Park there.  See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall.

>From the West via I-64:
Take I-64 East to Exit 118.  Proceed on US 29 North and then take the US 29 North Business exit.  Turn right onto Fontaine Avenue after coming off the ramp. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital.  Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light.  After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue.  Continue straight.  At the next light turn left onto Emmet Street.  Follow Emmet around the bend, go under the a bridge, and you will see a parking garage on your right.  Park there.  See below for directions on how to get to Minor Hall.

>How to get from parking garage to Minor Hall:

On this map

http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/GMcCormickRoadArea.html

the parking garage is #8, and Minor Hall is #29.  It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the garage to Minor Hall.