American Sign Language students attend Deaf Night Out

Anthony Didion

Kent State sign language students, deaf individuals and others gather at Buffalo Wild Wings every other Thursday to socialize and bond.

Deaf Night Out is a way for this community to gather, meet new people and enjoy great food at Buffalo Wild Wings.

“Deaf Night Out is basically a way for local members of the deaf community around Kent to get together and use sign language,” said Justin Bollinger, senior American Sign Language student. “They are a very close community, especially around Kent.”

The unique part of the gathering is the lack of talking. All of the participants use sign language, making it an enjoyable night for every one interested in the language and lifestyle of the deaf community, Bollinger said.

Anyone is welcome to come out and enjoy great food and great company. The night out happens the first and third Thursday of every month. The next Deaf Night Out is Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

“It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the language and learn about an otherwise unnoticed community,” Bollinger said.

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