Brick City News, Episode 10

A bi-weekly V-log that promotes events at RIT/NTID.

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Hello, I’m Sara Smania.
This is the 10th episode of Brick City News! That’s quite a milestone!
Let’s get started.
First, Ellie’s 5K is scheduled for Sunday, March 5th.
It’s a free run/walk event in memory of Ellie Rosenfield,
a beloved member of the NTID community who sadly passed away in 2010.
Ellie’s Place in the SDC is named after her.
Pre-registration is closed,
but you can still register at Grace Watson Hall
starting at 8 a.m.
on the day of the 5K.
The run/walk starts at
10 a.m., and every half mile on the course will feature a new, fun physical activity!
Come join the community and remember a wonderful woman!
Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate is welcoming
Dr. Marie Coppola to campus on Wednesday, March 8th!
Dr. Coppola is a professor at the University of Connecticut who studies language
and psychology.
She runs a non-profit called “Manos Unidas”—“Hands Together” that advocates
for equal access to language and education for
deaf children in Nicaragua. Pretty cool!
She will give a presentation about her professional background, called
“From engineering to emerging language: My CODA journey from MIT to Nicaragua.”
Join us at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8th in SDC-1310!
Are you ready for Spring Break? It’s coming up soon!
Why are we talking about it? Because it means
the next episode of
Brick City News will
have to wait until after the break. Never fear!
We’ll be back on Friday, March 31, with plenty of announcements for the month of April!
We hope you have a great break!
Something really cool
is coming up to end this month!
From March 22nd to the 25th, the Deaf Rochester Film Festival is happening all over town!
Starting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22,
at the Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf,
you can watch films and participate in a roundtable discussion.
Then at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23,
the festival moves to Rochester School for the Deaf, where you’ll see films made by junior DRFF filmmakers!
On Friday, March 24,
a packed day starts at 1 p.m. at the University of Rochester,
where international short films will be shown.
Then at 6 p.m.,
the Little Theatre downtown
is screening a film
by Storm Smith.
The night will wrap up down the street at Spot Café
with a reception at 9 p.m.!
The last day,
Saturday, March 25,
will be even busier!
Come join us for workshops at the RIT ASL and Deaf Studies Community Center
in the Library here on campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The action moves to NTID with a reception and art exhibit at the Dyer Arts Center at 5 p.m.,
where you can meet the filmmakers and view the latest artwork!
The festival will end with film screenings and panel discussions at the
Panara Theatre at 7 p.m.
There’s a lot to choose from! For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the festival website.

Come to the film festival and support your community!

We hope you have enjoyed this edition of Brick City News.
Don’t forget, because of Spring Break,
we won’t be back until
March 31.
Until then,
I’m Sara Smania.

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