Cultural Thursday to host deaf culture speaker


Community members are invited to “A Crash Course in Deaf Culture,” the next Cultural Thursday event at noon Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College.

The presenter is Emily Smith-Lundberg, who serves as a deaf mentor for the Minnesota Lifetrack Deaf and Hard of Hearing-Family Services. She is founder and director of Dreams and Inspirations: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Camps and Retreats, which sets up many different types of retreats with the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Smith-Lundberg is also a co-director of Camp Sertoma, a youth camp for deaf and hard of hearing at Confidence Learning Center. Smith-Lundberg was the former governor-appointed board member of the Minnesota Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.

“We are extremely fortunate to host Emily for this presentation, as she has a great deal of expertise to share,” CLC American Sign Language instructor Tanya Hoting Mrazek stated in a news release.

For more information on this or other Cultural Thursday presentations, call Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez at 218-855-8183.

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