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Learning Basic Sign Language

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Nov 17, 6:15pm to 7:45pm

Increase your understanding of body language and Sign Language as a conceptual and visual language. Sign has a wide range of uses: to indicate to a spouse you need to leave a room, to form a bond with a child, to be an effective communicator in customer service, and to communicate with individuals who use sign. We will discuss disability challenges and curiosities. Instructed by Rhiannon Gurley, a hard-of-hearing, inclusion advocate.

Limited space; registration is recommended. Please use the sign up link below or call (608) 246-4547 to register.

About the Presenter:

Rhiannon Gurley, M.S. is a national award-winning artist having worn creative hats as a marketer, art educator, event producer and art administrator. She is the Founder of Our Vibrant Community, a female, disability-owned business dedicated to infusing creative engagement in communities near you. OVC was planted in 2015 in Illinois and now grows in Madison with a mission to include expressive arts therapy and disability awareness. High achievements: marked as a St. Louis Regional Arts Commission- Community Art Training 2013 graduate; served on the City of Springfield, IL Community Relations Commission; honored as 40 Under 40 Future Business Leader by Springfield, Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Rhiannon is organizing the Northside Arts Collective, a volunteer movement to increase the arts awareness and artist development for its residents and businesses based on the Northside of Madison. Follow Rhiannon on Facebook at


This program is supported by the Friends of Lakeview Library.