Bakersfield College

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ASL Events for Credit

One requirement of this course is to attend Deaf Community events, interact with members of the Deaf Community, and report on the activity — in writing (typed!) — to your instructor within one week. Your paper must be at least 3 full pages.


Elevate ASL Artist 2017

Are you ready for sign song, ASL poetry, comedy, cance, and story tellers? Come see this unique performance of ASL artists.

Saturday, Sept. 23rd
7:00 p.m.
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.. Santa Clarita Rd., Santa Clarita, CA
Tickets: Pre-Sale $20; At the Door $25

For more information, click here

LA DEAFestival

  • September 30th, 2017
  • Los Angeles City Hall - 200 North Spring St., Los Angeles, CA
  • Main festival takes place from 2-5 p.m. in the South Lawn, with fashion show and entertainment in the Forecourt from 6-9 p.m.
  • For more information, contact info@deafestivalla.org

The DEAFestival is an annual event that unites the deaf community in uplifting and inspiring one another in a free, daylong family event. The festival is highly educational in nature - attendees are presented with opportunities to gain knowledge on how they may expand and enhance their capabilities through various workshops and demonstrations of new and existing products. Most importantly, attendees have the chance to meet and converse with other members of the deaf community to foster friendship and support. The festival also hosts a fun fashion show meant to instill pride in the community and help promote self-esteem among deaf youth.

MATA Expo

Be Super, Be You - Valley Deaf Festival

  • November 18th, 2017 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Fresno Fairgrounds, Jr. Exhibit Building - 1121 South Chance Ave., Fresno, CA

B-GLAD Deaf Social Events

  • October 5th, 2017: Flame & Skewers - 1201 24th Street
  • November 2nd, 2017: Oasis Food Court - Valley Plaza Mall
  • December 7th, 2017: Oasis Food Court - Valley Plaza Mall

Come and socialize with us in Bakersfield every first Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information, contact B-GLAD at rabueg@gladinc.org.

Other Events

Deaf and ASL Cafe

  • Friday, September 8th, 2017 - Starbucks (3835 Ming Avenue)
    7-10 p.m.
  • Friday, September 22nd, 2017 - Starbucks (3700 California Ave. #400)
    7-10 p.m.
  • Hosted by Liliana Love. For more information, contact kcdeafevents@gmail.com.

ASL Event Links

Kern Community College District