Rosa Lee TimmSkyline College welcomed Rosa Lee Timm to campus on October 1st to help kick off Disability Awareness Month and celebrate Deaf Culture Awareness Week. Rosa Lee Timm is a deaf artist whose performance features a unique blend of American Sign Language (ASL), music, video, and lots of humor. Rosa Lee also encouraged some fun audience participation – she welcomed an ASL instructor, student, and deaf community member on stage to demonstrate how expressive ASL can be. Rosa Lee also shared her personal experiences as the fourth generation deaf person in her family and what it was like for her to dream of being a performer. She wowed the audience with her beautiful signing to popular music and brought them laughter during her humorous skits. The Rosa Lee Timm show was co-sponsored by the Language Arts Division and Associated Students of Skyline College.

Disability Awareness Month continues throughout October. The DRC will be presenting Learning Disabilities Demystified on October 21st and 22nd from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Building 6. The DRC table will feature a learning difference simulation and a celebration of successful individuals with learning disabilities.

On October 29th from 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m., the DRC, Language Arts Division and Business Division will be hosting Colors of the Wind. Author and Skyline instructor, JL Powers will be reading from her powerful children’s book about blind artist and Champion Runner, George Mendoza. Participants will also be able to experience George Mendoza’s amazing art.

Article by Melissa Matthews | Photo by Maryam Ali