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Centre for Deaf Studies 20th anniversary

When: Friday, 14 September 2018 - Friday, 14 September 2018
Where: Parktown Education Campus
Centre for Deaf Studies, Parktown Education Campus, Wits University
Start time:9:30
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The Centre for Deaf Studies will celebrate 20 years of research excellence in Deaf Education.

The prgramme is as follows:

  • Welcome by Master of Ceremonies / Host - Prof. Tawana Kupe

  • SASL signing choir - You raise me up

  • Reflections on 20 years

  • Address by World Federation of the Deaf President - Colin Allen

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Father Cyril Axelrod - DeafBlind world leader (born and raised in SA, now living in the UK due to total lack of services and support for DeafBlind ppl in SA)

  • Art Award -  1st Place - Marnitz Steyn

  • Words of Congratulations, which will include among others:
    • Prof Alys Young, University of Manchester
    • Philip Dobson, DeafBlind SA
    • WASLI - World Association of Sign Language Interpreters
    • Vice Chancellor- Prof Adam Habib

  •  SASL signing choir – The Rains of Africa

  • Official Opening of the New Wits Centre for Deaf Studies – Examplar of “Deaf Space”

  • Launch of the International Art Gallery


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