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Cultural Thursday event to focus on deaf culture

Community members and students are invited to Central Lakes College’s event, Cultural Thursday: A Crash Course in Deaf Culture. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at noon on Thursday, December 5 in the Chalberg Theatre, CLC’s Brainerd campus.

The presenter will be Emily Smith-Lundberg, who serves as a deaf mentor for the Minnesota Lifetrack Deaf & Hard of Hearing- Family Services. She is founder and director of Dreams and Inspirations – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Camps & Retreats, which sets up many different types of retreats with the deaf and hard of hearing community. Smith-Lundberg is also a co-director of Camp Sertoma, a youth camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Camp at Confidence Learning Center. Smith-Lundberg was the former governor-appointed board member of the Minnesota Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.

CLC’s American Sign-Language instructor Tanya Hoting-Mrazek says, “We are extremely fortunate to host Emily for this presentation, as she has a great deal of expertise to share.”

For more information on this or other Cultural Thursday presentations, please contact Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez at 218-855-8183.

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