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(Peoria) RiverCity Deaf Idol 2007 announcement

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    *Advocates for Access and The Deaf Advisory Committee Announce RiverCity Deaf Idol 2007 Talent Contest* * * Advocates for Access, formerly Central Illinois
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 29 8:15 AM
       
      Advocates for Access and The Deaf Advisory Committee Announce RiverCity Deaf Idol 2007 Talent Contest

       

      Advocates for Access, formerly Central Illinois Center for Independent Living, and The Deaf Advisory Committee (DAC) are pleased to present RiverCity Deaf Idol 2007 Talent Contest on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at 7:00 pm at the Richwoods High School theatre located at 6301 N. University, Peoria.

       

      The goal of RiverCity Deaf Idol 2007 Talent Contest is to raise disability awareness, highlight the talents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, enchance disability pride and bring the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and hearing communities together.

       

      The event will include two categories:  Junior Deaf Idol for ages 12 through 17 and Deaf Idol for ages 18 and up.  Contestants will perform on stage and compete for prizes and cash awards.  Performances will include signing to a song, storytelling, skits, dancing and mime.  Voice interpreters will be featured for our hearing community.

       

      Ticket prices are $10.00 prior to the event and $15.00 at the door the day of the event.  Tickets may be obtained by mailing payment along with the number of tickets requested to: 

       

      Advocates for Access

      4450 N. Prospect Rd, Suite C8

      Peoria Heights , IL 61616

       

      Please make checks payable to Advocates for Access and include your email address or phone number so we can confirm receipt of payment.  Prepaid tickets will be available at the "Will Call" window at the high school.

       

      All proceeds will benefit the DAC and Advocates for Access program development fund.

       

      About Advocates for Access:

       

      Advocates for Access, formerly Central Illinois Center for Independent Living, is a not-for-profit, non-residential organization, established in 1985.  CICIL is managed by and for people with disabilities.  We are dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve quality of life through comprehensive programs that promote individual growth.  To fulfill this mission, CICIL provides direct services, combined with advocacy for social change to allow greater integration of persons with disabilities into the mainstream of community life.

       

      About the Deaf Advisory Committee (DAC):

       

      As an advocate for the Deaf community, DAC acts as a sounding board for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to share community concerns.  Sponsored by Advocates for Access, the DAC helps educate the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on community resources and activities by offering various workshops and events in Peoria, Fulton, Woodford and Tazewell counties.  Through the DAC, disability awareness is shared throughout the Deaf and hearing communities, which results in a better understanding across cultures.

       

       

       


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