Introduction to American Sign Language

In this introductory class participants will learn basic gestures, the Alphabet, numbers and vocabulary in order to have a simple conversation. Since this is a visual language, students will communicate with hearing and deaf presenters with their videos on. Come explore Deaf culture, disability justice and some language tips with us. By the end of our time together participants will be able to spell their name, offer greetings, build simple sentences and communicate with common phrases.

Presenter: Kenya Budd 
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays – Nov 30, December 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20
Time: 4:00 pm Pacific Time
Grade Levels: 6th-12th grade students

Kenya Budd

Kenya Budd enjoyed a 6 year long career as a student life specialist at the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. She went on to serve as a school interpreter for high school students in advanced placement classes. Kenya received her Special Education Bachelor’s degree with a Deaf Ed/ASL endorsement from the University of Maryland. Kenya completed her Education in Law and Social Justice degree at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon where she lives with her two children and French bulldog, Leo.

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