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Upcoming Events & Workshops

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Find out your family’s health history by participating in DNA genetic testing and research! UCLA is inviting 18+ year old deaf and hard of hearing sign language users who have access to the Internet to join a research study and learn why family health information is important. All that is required is that the person go online, anywhere and anytime. If you qualify for the study and are asked to participate, you will receive a $40 gift card for your time. Questions? Contact 310-954-9031 VP or


American Sign Language (ASL) Spring Classes
April-June (10-week non-credit classes)ASLbanner
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Registration fee: $60
Registration deadline: Friday, April 18
To register and pay the fee, click on the PayPal button of the class of your preference and pay online; pay by cash or check at GLAD’s front desk)
Required book to purchase before class: Learning American Sign Language, 2nd ed., Levels I & II (
ASL 1 (April 23-June 25)
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
ASL 1 (April 26-June 28)
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-Noon
ASL 2 (April 26-June 28)
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-Noon

“Whispers of the Spring” – a Josway Fashion ShowPromotional_11x17_P-BETTER ONE
Saturday, April 26
7:30-10 p.m. (VIP arrive at 6:30 p.m.)
CML Studios
326 Mira Loma Avenue
Glendale, CA 91204
General Admission: $25
VIP Admission: $50
To RSVP, contact PCM Public Relations at or call 949-415-7075 VP. A portion of the proceeds will go towards GLAD in support of youth programs.

CSUN/NCOD 7th Annual 5K Sign n’ Runevent2014apr27
Sunday, April 27
California State University, Northridge
National Center on Deafness
Jeanne Chisholm Hall
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Register to participate at


NIC Oh I See! (A CEU workshop for American Sign Language Interpreters)lifesigns-logo-sponsor
NIC Test Preparation
Saturday, May 3
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
0.6 PS CEUs provided (Activity number 0078.0214.06)
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Presented by NIC: Master Frankie Alatorre, Jr., he will teach the skills needed (ethics + performance) to excel at the interview portion of the NIC certification exam!

Saturday, May 3
Fairplex, Building 7
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

“You Can’t Take It With You” Theatrical Productionposter3
by Frazier Mountain FOCUS Central
May 1-3, 7 p.m.
May 4, 2 p.m. (Matinee’ only will have RID Certified ASL Interpreters)
Tickets Online:  $10/adults, $5/students (pay here:
Tickets at Door (if not sold out): $15/adults, $8/students
Location:  Frazier Mountain High School, 700 Falcon Way, Lebec CA 93243
Phone: 661-204-6569

HHLD Open House 2014 SAVE THE DATE 1-30-14 Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened Open House
Thursday, May 15
3-8 p.m.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Learn about the latest support services, technology and community resources available for every hearing level, browse vendor booths showcasing the latest technology and services, and take a fun tour of our historic building! Watch for updates here or GLAD HH&LD Facebook page. For more information, email Jennifer Stuessy, GLAD Hard of Hearing Specialist at


dwdfront.pubDeaf Women’s Day: Spring Tea Party (VLOG)
Sunday, June 1
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Free Admission
RSVP by May 28
Dress code: Tea Party attire
Enjoy tea, refreshments and sweet treats along with “Ladies & Automobiles 101″ and HIV 101 workshops, booths, free HIV testing and raffle prizes! To request other communication accommodations, contact Jennifer Choi at or call 323-892-2222 VP.


Car Show & Summer Bazaar
Saturday, August 9
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
As you do your Spring cleaning and there are unused or gently used items that you plan on getting rid of, keep a thought towards donating them to GLAD to sell in our Summer Yard Sale with proceeds going towards Domestic Violence services for survivors. Please drop off your donations between July 28 – August 8 during business hours. Early drop-offs will not be accepted. If you plan on donating large items such as furniture, please contact Rafif Gerrard first at 323-892-2312 VP or


12th Annual GLAD Benefit on FantaSea One Yacht
Sunday, October 5
9 a.m.-Noon
Tickets: $150
Brunch Buffet
Boarding begins at 8:30 a.m.
Yacht leaves the dock at 9 a.m.
Yacht returns to dock at 12 p.m.
13509 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Parking: Free (Dock 52)


Saturday, November 8
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

Minimum sponsorship of $250 per event (*with the exception of GLAD Benefit at the House of Blues). *GLAD Benefit Event sponsorships begin at $2,500 ($15,000 for Title Sponsor).

Community Information

Visit See What I’m Saying to
find out where the movie is showing in theaters, buy the DVD and sign up for their newsletter!Theatrical TrailerWorld Premiere Video

Eyes of Deafness: Photography by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults Photography Book This book showcases photographs taken by deaf and hard of hearing adults and attempts to show how the world is seen through their eyes. Profits from the book sales will go to interpreting services for drug and alcohol rehabilitation meetings.

Visual Communication Center Open
GLAD’s Visual Communication Center, located near the main entrance, is open for anyone to use for free during our business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. excluding holidays and office closures. To view pictures of the Visual Communication Center grand opening, visit Michael Newman Photography. Pictures available for purchase. Michael Newman Photography – (626) 441-6920 Office – (323) 459-5523 Cell –

Framed Photographs by Tom Willard
View framed photographs taken by Tom Willard in GLAD’s brand-new Visual Communication Center! All framed photographs are available for purchase and proceeds go towards the Marcella M. Meyer Scholarship Foundation. A few of the available pictures are shown above.

Visit the Community Corner at Eagle Rock Plaza and view GLAD on display!
2700 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(Next to Daniel’s Jewelers)

*Please click on the Contact Us page for all holiday closings. Keep an eye on this page for updated or new event listings! For more information about any GLAD event, e-mail or call (323) 478-8000 Voice/TTY, (323) 892-2225 Videophone.

For information about other community events, visit our outreach office websites: BGLAD, CODIE, OCDEAF, and TCGLAD as well as our sister agencies: DCARA, DCSSD, DHHSC and NORCAL.

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