Psychology Club Speaker Series

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The Ohlone College Psychology Club is proud to announce the following Psychology Club Speaker Series.





Julie Rems-Smario, Language Deprivation: The Overlooked Social Justice Crisis

Julie Rems-Smario
  • American Sign Language (ASL) is now the third most taught language in the United States.
  • Why, then, are more than 80% of Deaf children deficient in ASL?
  • Fewer than 35% of Deaf students in K-12 schools are scoring at or above grade level on literacy and arithmetic.
  • Despite many advances, Audism (discrimination against the Deaf and hard of hearing) persists in our school systems,  our culture, and our everyday lives.

Julie Rems-Smario is Founding Executive Director of DeafHope, head of School and Community Resources in CSD-Fremont’s Outreach Services, and President of California Association of the Deaf. Her involvement in these three organizations reflects her great passions: the rights of abused Deaf women and children, the language rights of Deaf children, and political activism.

Date: Friday, November 22th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Ohlone College
Price: Tickets are $10 (general admission)



This talk will be voice interpreted.