As Betsy announced in February, SIGNin’ in the Street, an event celebrating creativity in the deaf community – in the arts, in technology and in society – will be March 17-18, at the Downtown Disney District. A close friend has given me some exposure to the beautiful language of signing, and I am truly inspired and amazed. It will be wonderful to bring awareness to a culture and a language with such a rich and interesting history, with so much to offer. I’m truly looking forward to this special weekend!
I am especially excited about the American Sign Language (ASL) “I Love Mickey” tee – going to have to get one of those!
A couple other things to watch out for… Academy Award-winning actress and author Marlee Matlin will be available to sign copies of her memoir, “I’ll Scream Later,” on March 18, from 1:45-2:45 p.m. We will also have Disney Consumer Products artist Mary Rappazzo on hand to sign a special deluxe print featuring Mickey Mouse and ASL, March 17, from 1-3 p.m. and March 18, from 2:30-4 p.m. Both of these events will take place near the merchandise kiosk located adjacent to ESPN Zone.
Details on this event are still being finalized, so be sure to check out ArtofDisneyParks.com for information. Hope to see you out there!