Deaf Jam Outreach Campaign is a two year national initiative that aims to revitalize the endangered art form of American Sign Language (ASL) poetry, and empower deaf youth. The goal is to cultivate communities of young ASL poets across the U.S. and link them with their hearing peers involved in the national poetry slam scene.
Current education for the Deaf tends to focus on skills that will merge the Deaf into the hearing world without any consistent programs to cultivate creativity and champion what is unique to the community – the LANGUAGE. The project is aimed at both a general public and the Deaf community.
Connect with people interested in American Sign Language and ASL poetry though events, poetry slams, community screenings, and classes.
Bring the film to your community! If you would like to host a community or educational screening of Deaf Jam, all you have to do is fill out this form and we will send you the film.
Have a question for the filmmakers or Aneta? Send us you question in a video or in text, and we will respond to your question on video.