UA Little Rock Sign Language Club in the spotlight

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Photo: UALR Sign Language Klub (SLK)

UA Little Rock’s Sign Language Club (SLK) kicked off the semester with their first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The officers discussed various aspects of the club from “Silent dinners” to their “shadow an upperclassman” project. They typically meet on the first Monday of every month in Dickinson 501 unless otherwise stated.

SLK does two monthly “silent dinners” in order to get the interpreting students, and anyone involved in the Deaf community around campus, closer together to be able to socialize outside the classroom and to gain more confidence in their use of American Sign language through practice. It is an excellent way to meet people, learn new things and have a meal outside campus.

“The vision for the 2018-2019 club officers is to find and establish avenues to strengthen the relationships SLK has with both the Deaf community and also the interpreting community,” SLK officials said.

Their first Silent dinner was at Señor Tequila on September 20, and it kicked off with a bang. There were around 29 people in attendance, ranging from people enrolled in ASL 1 to ASL 5, and it was a wonderful environment for conversations, learning and togetherness.

“SLK is eagerly looking for and exploring many options and [is] excited about what lies ahead,” SLK officials said.

Their next silent dinner will be on October 11 (6:00 pm) at Larrys Pizza on Bowman.

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