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Silent Shout for access & equity!

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The Offices for Equity and Diversity and Student Affairs are hosting a Silent Shout on Northrop Plaza on May 2nd from 11-1pm.

Your help is needed in supporting breaking down barriers for access and equity.


What is a Silent Shout?
A Silent Shout is a public event where Signmark, a Deaf Finnish hip hop artist, will lead the crowd in performing "Against the Wall" using American Sign Language (ASL).

Signmark will begin teaching the signs to the song at 11 am on Northrop Plaza. The more people gathered in solidarity the better! You do not need to know sign language in order to participate. If you want to hold signs, dance, sing, or just show up, please feel welcome! If you are not planning on learning the signs, please come by 11:45am so a full crowd will be gathered before noon.


What is needed to participate?
For planning purposes, please take 15 seconds to let the Office for Equity and Diversity know if you're able to participate -- RSVP via this Google form

Start practicing now! Follow the links below:

"Against the Wall" Slow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYOYvjhzy84

"Against the Wall" Fast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6WxKdidMRs

Visit www.facebook.com/signmarkmn and click on "events" for more information.

Example of a Silent Shout in NYC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FloNPWU50X8

Lyrics for "Against the Wall"
http://lybio.net/signmark-against-the-wall/hip-hop/


Still have questions? Email signmarkmn@gmail.com

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