Forbidden Language

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When:
April 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Where:
Deaf Community Center
1550 San Leandro Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94577
USA
Cost:
5
Contact:
Co-hosted by California School for the Deaf (CSD) & Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA)

Rolf was the first child in Switzerland to receive a cochlear implant. After years of
pressure by institutionalized medicine and his parent to become a hearing person, Rolf
broke away and joined the deaf culture. Now he expresses his identity through sign
language; with friends, and on stage; Where he provokes as a slam poet.

The Forbidden Language is an emotional story about the obstacles facing deaf people in
a hearing world, and modern medicine’s attempt at the suppression of sign language.

Film Screenings/Discussions:
3PM, 5PM & 7PM

Admission – $5 at door CASH ONLY