UIUC Silent Day 2012
EVENT DATE: Sep 26, 2012
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Sep 30, 2012
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Sep 24, 2012
On September 26th, we will be asking students and others to remain silent from 9 AM until 5 PM. No chatting, no talking on the cellphone, no grunting or screaming! Communication must be by gesture, sign language, writing, or text message.
The aim is to raise awareness of the communication barriers faced by deaf people. The event is timed to coincide with International Week of the Deaf, which this year is promoting bilingualism rights for deaf people.
The money that we raise will be donated to the Illinois Foundation for Deaf Children, Inc., a nonprofit organization established to promote and advance the education, employment and welfare of children and individuals who are deaf.
Please consider joining us in our fundraising mission, or sponsoring someone to just shut up for a day!