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Wednesday
02
MAY

Deaf Culture: New Zealand Sign Language

10:00
14:00

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To register call 09 638 6238 or email info@mercyspiritualitycentre.org.nz

CULTURAL DIVERSITY Series:
DEAF CULTURE: New Zealand Sign Language with Rachel Marr

Sign Language is one of the three official languages in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is used daily by more than 20,000 Kiwis. Each May we are celebrating Sign Language Week in New Zealand. How much do we know and understand about the deaf culture?
We will be learning basic facts and skills on how to connect in a positive and joyful way with people who are unable to communicate by spoken languages.

Presenter RACHEL MARR
DATE Wednesday, 2 May 2018
10 am – 12 noon
Fee $15 including morning tea.


Rachel Marr was born profoundly deaf. She grew up in New Zealand and is married. Her husband is also deaf and they have two hearing sons. She has been involved with the Deaf Community all of her life, and her first language is New Zealand Sign Language. She uses this form of communication every day in her home as well as at work. She is currently employed as Pastoral Worker for the Deaf Community in the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. She is passionate about helping, supporting and caring for her Deaf Community.