Black American Sign Language is One Representation of Black Joy

By Katrina Scherben, Blackstone Valley Prep High School Dean of STEM

Language is both a creator and product of culture. It is the result of communities coming together to share their experiences. This is why sounds and gestures reflect communities’ shared experiences, and why I believe Black American Sign Language, a rich variation of ASL, is a powerful representation of Black Joy. See for yourself by exploring the resources below.

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