Psychology Club Speaker Series

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The Ohlone Psychology Club Speaker Series is proud to announce its next installment!

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.

Julie Rems-Smario Event



About the Psychology Club Speaker Series

The Ohlone College Psychology Club began its Speaker Series in Spring of 2009 with the mission of hosting talks from professionals whose work contributes to critical thinking, skepticism, and science.

Each talk is focused on a specific theme which is the topic of discussion and learning at each of our weekly club meetings that semester. This allows us to invite a new prominent speaker to contribute her or his knowledge and perspective every semester. Lively conversation, debate, and collaboration are hallmarks of these events.

The talks are the result of the hard work of Psychology Club members who volunteer their time to plan and execute the entire event. All proceeds are used to fund future educational talks.
If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Ohlone College Psychology Club, please contact Sheldon Helms at

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