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The ABC's of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture

  • Joynture 48 Wall Street, 5th Floor New York, NY, 10043 United States (map)

Limited tickets available. RSVP required.

With the success of Deaf West's production of Spring Awakening on Broadway, America's Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco, and the continued success of Freeform's Switched at Birth, "the deaf community is having a cultural moment." -Spring Awakening's Sandra Mae Frank in the Washington Post

Join us in welcoming Donna Lee, who will be leading this introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, March 24 from 6:30-8:00pm EST

LOCATION: Joynture, 48 Wall Street, NYC

COST: goes to help cover food, drink, and other event costs. Extra $$ will go to future programming.

ACCESSIBILITY: Venue is wheelchair accessible. Captioning available from 6:45-7:45pm EST. For additional accommodation requests, please contact us by Thursday, March 17.



Donna was born and raised in New York. She is married and a proud Mom of 5-year old, twin boys. Born with a unilateral hearing loss, she first became interested in learning sign language when a friend suggested taking classes for her own communication needs. In 2002, after receiving a BAHA (bone-anchored hearing aid) and working with the Deaf community, she completed the IEP (Interpreter Education Program) at LaGuardia Community College. In 2004, Donna obtained national certification in American Sign Language Interpreting. She currently works as a staff interpreter at Mt. Sinai - Beth Israel Medical Center.

Donna enjoys staying active with friends and family. She also loves fashion styling and runs a small business (Chloe + Isabel Jewelry.)

Donna holds an undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from Ithaca College and a Master's degree in Deafness Rehabilitation from NYU.

Limited tickets available. RSVP required.