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Signing Santa Celebration Held in Support of Maui Deaf Youth Education

Maui Deaf Friends held a Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center Dec. 10 by providing skits done in American Sign Language by some of the leaders in Maui’s Deaf Community.  This marked a second annual Signing Santa Celebration at the QKC for deaf youth and education programs.

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The Maui Deaf Friends club is raising funds to provide more support for Maui’s deaf youth. They also hope the work with lawmakers to pass a bill that would recognize ASL as a foreign language. Organization leaders say Hawaiʻi is among just a handful of states that still have not recognized the status of ASL.

Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. Courtesy photo. [1]

Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. Courtesy photo.

Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. Courtesy photo. [2]

Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. Courtesy photo.

Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. Courtesy photo. [3]

Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. Courtesy photo.

Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. Courtesy photo. [4]

Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. Courtesy photo.

Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. Courtesy photo. [5]

Deaf Awareness day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. Courtesy photo.