DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, April 18, 2014
– most important person in a major golf tournament
The Greater Gwinnett Championship golf tournament is coming
up this weekend in Duluth, Georgia. Major golf tournaments
require hundreds and hundreds of volunteers. Without these
volunteers these golf tournaments will have serious problems.
The #1 volunteer at this coming tournament is Ben Barnes, who
lives in the Washington, DC area. He is deaf and has been
working the tournament for 12 years. How important is Ben?
So important that the tournament director has paid for his
airfare between Washington, DC and Duluth, GA. If you watch
the tournament on TV you will not find him – because he is
busy working behind the scenes making golfers, fans and
tournament officials happy!
– best deaf people of art & culture in USA to get together
People of Culture, both deaf and hearing, dream of residency
opportunities. This is where they get together to discuss,
share and create new ideas in their artistic fields. This
coming June, our deaf people of Culture – dancer Antoine Hunter,
novelist Bex Freund, playwright Raymond Luczak, sculptor Jeremy
Quiroga and literature scholar Rachel Mazique (past Miss NAD)
will meet up during the Deaf Artists Residency Program in Red
Wing, Minnesota. A grant from The National Endowment for the
Arts has made this gathering possible.
– two most hated words among the deaf
What are the two most hated words that we, the deaf, are
stuck with all the time? It is “never mind” – this is
what hearing people, after talking your head off, realize
you are deaf, and they say “never mind”! This issue
was brought up in a Canadian newspaper, and spread like
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