What we're about

We are a group of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Signers who meet every week to chat in American Sign Language. This group is open to people who speaks American Sign Language. We especially encourage people to come to our group who want to HAVE FUN while socializing with all sorts of different people! This is not a study group nor class! It's a great group for practicing having real conversations in American Sign Language.

We are a bunch of people who speaks American Sign Language, and who want to get better and better at signing. Some of us want to become interpreters or are in interpreting programs. Others work with Deaf people or have Deaf family members. We have American Sign Language students, pros, and everything in between. Some of us are Deaf and just want to hang out with other fun Deaf, hard-of-hearing, or hearing people who sign. Essentially, we are a social group brought together because we love American Sign Language and we want to have a place where we can socialize, get to know one another, and practice our American Sign Language skills.

Boston Area American Sign Language Meetup welcomes and celebrates diversity in our membership! We do not tolerate audism, racism, sexism, homophobia, or any other type of discriminatory behavior at our meetings.

Group rules:

1. Sign up as member when you join

2. RSVP when you attend any of our ASL Meetups to make it easy for organizer to keep an record of attendances

3. Please treat all members with courtesy and respect--both online and in person.

4. Membership is at the discretion of the organizers, and you can be removed from the group at any time.

We hope to see you at a Meetup soon!

Upcoming events (5)

[Online] Sunday ASL Meetup

Online event

Hello Signers! Join us online at: https://zoom.us/j/88362937905?pwd=eThrazlYdUhmNjZPQXdxS1ZCbkJ3UT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] You'll need the Zoom app for your Mac or PC (recommended) or Phone to join the meeting. We recommend a laptop because smartphones only show a few people at a time making participation difficult. A tablet may work if you can support it upright and aim the camera. The link above will guide you through downloading Zoom and joining this event. No registration required (although please do RSVP here). If you're asked for the meeting code, try clicking the link above again. Anyone who speaks American Sign Language is welcome to come and be part of the fun! We want to warmly extend an invitation to Deaf people or others fluent/skilled in the language to join our group. This is an easy-going and casual get-together to meet people who enjoy American Sign Language, who want to brush up on their signing skills, and want to learn more American Sign Language by speaking it as often as possible. We strive to have a good time and communicate without using voices. If lots of folks show up, we split up into small groups and mix and mingle, so we can actually see one another clearly, face-to-face and get a good conversation going. Don't be afraid or shy if you're not "perfect" at American Sign Language, because being "perfect" is not the point of this group. No one expects that everyone will be at the same level, and none of us mind slowing down or repeating what we have signed so that everyone understands. This isn't an ASL class or practice group since none of us are certified American Sign Language teachers, so there's really no pressure or expectation--other than that we all speak American Sign Language to communicate. We all learn from one another! IF you've taken an American Sign Language class before (or have had exposure to someone who speaks the language) and know the basics then join us to get your fingers, hands, face and body moving, American Sign Language-style! It will be great to see folks!

[Online] Sunday ASL Meetup

Online event

Hello Signers! Join us online at: https://zoom.us/j/84780630329?pwd=OWNaS2tjUkZkT0NHMlpLSFpSbnRzUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] You'll need the Zoom app for your Mac or PC (recommended) or Phone to join the meeting. We recommend a laptop because smartphones only show a few people at a time making participation difficult. A tablet may work if you can support it upright and aim the camera. The link above will guide you through downloading Zoom and joining this event. No registration required (although please do RSVP here). If you're asked for the meeting code, try clicking the link above again. Anyone who speaks American Sign Language is welcome to come and be part of the fun! We want to warmly extend an invitation to Deaf people or others fluent/skilled in the language to join our group. This is an easy-going and casual get-together to meet people who enjoy American Sign Language, who want to brush up on their signing skills, and want to learn more American Sign Language by speaking it as often as possible. We strive to have a good time and communicate without using voices. If lots of folks show up, we split up into small groups and mix and mingle, so we can actually see one another clearly, face-to-face and get a good conversation going. Don't be afraid or shy if you're not "perfect" at American Sign Language, because being "perfect" is not the point of this group. No one expects that everyone will be at the same level, and none of us mind slowing down or repeating what we have signed so that everyone understands. This isn't an ASL class or practice group since none of us are certified American Sign Language teachers, so there's really no pressure or expectation--other than that we all speak American Sign Language to communicate. We all learn from one another! IF you've taken an American Sign Language class before (or have had exposure to someone who speaks the language) and know the basics then join us to get your fingers, hands, face and body moving, American Sign Language-style! It will be great to see folks!

American Sign Language Weekly Social

Panera Bread - Downstairs

Hello, Signers! WHAT: American Sign Language Weekly Social WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY TIME: 4:00-6:00PM WHO: People that speaks American Sign Language WHY: To socialize, have fun, and enjoy chatting in American Sign Language WHERE: Panera Bread in Porter Square Shopping Center (Downstair lounge area) NOTE: Every once a while, the location may change. PLEASE look on the website each week for confirmation. THANKS! To get to the Meetup, take the RED LINE stop OUTBOUND TO ALEWIFE, and stop at PORTER SQ. Panera Bread is right next to Dunkin Donuts. If you're driving, you can park on the street for free on Sundays! Anyone who speaks American Sign Language is welcome to come and be part of the fun! We want to warmly extend an invitation to Deaf people or others fluent/skilled in the language to join our group. This is an easy-going and casual get-together to meet people who enjoy American Sign Language, who want to brush up on their signing skills, and want to learn more American Sign Language by speaking it as often as possible. We strive to have a good time and communicate without using voices. If lots of folks show up, we split up into small groups and mix and mingle, so we can actually see one another clearly, face-to-face and get a good conversation going. Don't be afraid or shy if you're not "perfect" at American Sign Language, because being "perfect" is not the point of this group. No one expects that everyone will be at the same level, and none of us mind slowing down or repeating what we have signed so that everyone understands. This isn't an ASL class or practice group since none of us are certified American Sign Language teachers, so there's really no pressure or expectation--other than that we all speak American Sign Language to communicate. We all learn from one another! IF you've taken an American Sign Language class before (or have had exposure to someone who speaks the language) and know the basics then join us to get your fingers, hands, face and body moving, American Sign Language-style! It will be great to see folks!

Downtown Boston American Sign Language Meetup

Pret A Manger

What: Downtown Boston American Sign Language Meetup When: First Wednesday of month Where: Pret a Manger 507 Boylston Street, Boston, MA Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm Rule: No voice and have a FUN!

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[Online] Sunday ASL Meetup

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