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Lance Forshay Workshops

  • 31 May 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA


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There will be TWO workshops this day -

  Registration periods:
Early registration - Now till April 30, 2014
Regular registration - May 1st, 2014 thru May 12, 2014
Late Registration - May 13, 2014 thru May 29th, 2014
After May 29th,,, you can pay the late fee at the door.

Cultural Competency - 9:00am - 12:00pm
   A review of various oppressions experienced by the Deaf community, and introducing ways professionals can self-examination their unrecognized biases and attitudes that may contribute to oppressions as a member of majority hearing people.
   Concepts of Audism, Dysconscious Audism, Linguicism and other types of hegemony will be explored. 
   Wrap up with strategies on ways of improving the general attitudes toward the language and culture of Deaf people, by empowering them to work in unity with repeat and understanding from hearing people.

ASL Verb Morphology - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
   An in-depth study of inflectional changes in ASL verb system including plain, indicative and depicting verbs.
   Participants will learn: All types of inflections possible for ASL verbs and how they are categorized, and applied in ASL grammar.

When: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (1 hour lunch break)
Where: Spokane Community College
            Bldg 15, Room 112
           1810 N. Greene St. Spokane, WA 99217

Target Audience: These workshops are targeted for ASL Interpreters, ASL Instructors, Deaf Community Members and Teachers of the Deaf.
**These workshops are presented in ASL only, there will be NO voice interpreters provided.

About the presenter - Lance was born Deaf, and is fifth of six Deaf generations. He graduated from Kansas School for the Deaf and Gallaudet University. He has a B.A. in Mathematics and Secondary Education. He also has a MS in Ministry from Southern Christian University, Montgomery, AL. He has been an ASL and Deaf Studies Lecturer and Program Coordinator at the University of Washington, since its beginning in 2007. His ASL teaching experience spans over 25 years in a wide, various, types of settings; elementary level to university, private tutoring to formal classroom instruction, non-credit education at church and community to credit classes in different educational systems.
Lance is past president of Washington ASL Teacher Association, a member or involved with the national ASL Teacher Association, Washington State Association of the Deaf, Deaf Ministry Director at Lighthouse Christian Center in Puyallup, and Deaf Political Action Committees to fight for Deaf rights in the state of Washington. He has given many presentations on ASL and Deaf culture topics for interpreters, ASL teachers and the Deaf community.  Most recently, in 2014, Lance was the recipient of the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award. He has also had his ASL Poetry works published in Gallaudet University's Deaf Studies Digital Journal, Issue#4 2014. 
His wife, Joan, and three kids, Matthew, Samantha and Richard, live in Puyallup. Lance is also an avid racquetball player and Bible reader. 

*CEU's approved:
-Cultural Competency (0.3 PS CEUs) 0029-0514-07 
-ASL Verb Morphology (0.3 PS CEUs) 0029-0514-08  
--- CEUs in the category of Professional Studies will be offered by the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.”

** Contact for any questions - 
Caroline Allen - wsridcaroline@gmail.com

This event is co-hosted by SCC Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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