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January 15, 2005

Update: DEAF Media's Gala benefit 1/29

From: DEAF Media - Jan 15, 2005

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we'd love to have you join us for this wonderful celebration in support of our continued work.

The DEAF Media Board of Directors Invites you to its

30th Anniversary Celebration Gala
A benefit celebrating 30 Years of Arts, Access and and Advocacy

When:           January 29, 2005

What:           6 p.m.  Tapas & Wine Reception
                A Taste of California
           8 p.m.  Evening Performance
             A Taste of Celebration

                       Patrick Graybill
                        CJ Jones
                        Ella Mae Lentz
                  and more
                      with Master of Ceremonies,
                        S. Melvin Carter

                See Performer's bios below

Where:  Oakland Museum of California
        1000 Oak Street (at 10th Street)

Tickets:        $100 - see below





30th Anniversary Celebration Gala
January 29th 2005
Oakland Museum of California

Please RSVP by Jan 21

$100 per person Number ______x $100 ea_ =  ______

I'd like to make an additional contribution to your work        =  ______

Sorry, I cannot attend. Please accept my contribution   =  ______

                        Total           =  ______

Send to:       
DEAF Media, Inc.
2600 Tenth Street
Berkeley, CA  94710

All proceeds directly benefit DEAF Media and its programs.

DEAF Media is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.



Patrick Graybill was among the original acting members of the National Theater of the Deaf for ten years--touring nationally and internationally.  After which, he joined National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)  in 1979 where he was a Professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies until his recent retirement.  There he taught classes, translated approximately thirty plays, acted, directed, and served as a translation consultant.   He is renowned for his performances, poetry, and for his extraordinary English to ASL translation work.

Ella Mae Lentz  is known internationally for her for her original poetic works in ASL   She has produced a videotape of her ASL poems called "The Treasure: poems by Ella Mae Lentz" with In Motion Press, Berkeley.  Involved in pioneering scientific ASL research she is currently the Chair of the American Sign language Department at Vista College, Berkeley and a co-author of the "Signing Naturally" curriculum series for teaching ASL.  She has been teaching ASL, Deaf Culture, interpreter preparation and has lectured at national and international symposiums since 1975.

"CJ" Jones  is a producer, director, writer, actor, comedian,  teacher, and an  internationally known deaf  entertainer.  He has been captivating and delighting audiences young and old for over 25 years with his lively performances. CJ   has traveled with the National Theater of the Deaf and toured with  "Children of a Lesser God" on Broadway.  He has also appeared on the Broadway stage, in television, video, and on the big screen.

with Master of Ceremonies --
The fabulously humorous, S. Melvin Carter,  Deaf  raconteur who is famous for his skills as an MC,   Mr. Carter is also  a Professor of Deaf Studies at California State University--Northridge.

We you will be able to join us for this extraordinary evening.