ASL Students invited to workshop before finals

The Modern Language Lab will be hosting an American Sign Language “Telephone Game” workshop today from 11:00 am to noon for current ASL students. Instructional Assistant at the Modern Languages Lab, Christine Chu said that the plan is to help students in ASL classes prepare for upcoming finals.

December 5, 2018

ASL workshop features poetry signing to encourage deaf awareness

By Jorge Vasquez The Modern Language Lab hosted an American Sign Language (ASL) poetry workshop last Wednesday. The workshop featured poetry signings and insight on Deaf culture from ASL professors Marc Bowman, Tomás Garcia and interpreter,            Rorri Burton. Bowman signed the poem “So Happy and So Proud” by Scott Sabatini while Burton relayed his emotions to the room full of students, staff and faculty. After,…

May 2, 2018

Casa 0101 celebrates 15 year anniversary

By Jesus Figueroa Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez prides herself in bringing theater productions to the community she grew up in. Casa 0101 is a theater in East Los Angeles. It was founded by Lopez and is run by several volunteers. “My vision for the future is that we have nurtured enough Latina/o writers [and] that a new Theatrical literature exists because of us,” Lopez said. From…

February 25, 2015

Josefina Lopez brings ‘Piñata Dreams’ to Casa 0101

By Jesus Figueroa A colorful set build the dream like mood which fills the trilingual play “Piñata Dreams” with a cartoon feel. Writer Josefina Lopez brings an original Hispanic story told in English and Spanish, translated into American Sign Language, to the stage of Casa 0101 in Los Angeles, California. Most actors play several parts as well as narrate a section of the play. The play begins as young J.J.,…

December 16, 2014

From foreign to modern language department

By Jose Rojas, Darlene Galvan and Bianca Garcia ELAC’s Foreign Language Department will officially change its name to the Modern Language Department in fall 2015, it was decided on Nov. 25, 2014. “This change was a unanimous decision and we decided to do it because we believe that the word foreign refers to something that belongs to somewhere else. All languages we offer in this department are already modern languages in…

December 4, 2014

Club raises awareness on deaf community

By Amanda Mayberry The Chatting Hands Club is using their voices and their hands to advocate their message to students and the world. The president of the club Aron Camargo said, “We want to inform people that deafness isn’t a disorder and people shouldn’t be embarrassed to communicate with the deaf.” This spring semester is Camargo’s first time as president, though he has been a member since the club first…

March 21, 2012

‘Jam’ informs Elans of deaf community

By Maria Gonzalez An eye-opener to the complexity of the deaf community, the film “Deaf Jam” immerses its audience into the world of signing and how it is used to create poetry. More than 50 people crowded the East Los Angeles College Auditorium Foyer on Thursday evening to see the  film screening of “Deaf Jam” and a performance and discussion with American Sign Language artists. PBS SoCal, East Los Angeles College’s…

November 3, 2011