Press Release for Wednesday, April 9, 2008

UNF Hosts First Deaf Community-Connections Festival

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida’s Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education will host its first Deaf Community-Connections Festival from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 19, on The Green (the grassy area in front of the Fine Arts Center) on the UNF campus.

Come participate in a morning of fun, food and parent networking opportunities for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and are enrolled in Duval and Clay county schools.

This free Festival will feature storytellers from the deaf community, games, arts and crafts, door prizes and free lunch.

In order to attend, RSVP by Saturday, April 12. For more information, contact Dr. Sherry Shaw at (904) 620-2930 or by e-mail at