What we're about

We are a group of Deaf, hard of hearing, and ASL enthusiasts who meet every week to chat in ASL. This group is open to ANYONE with an interest in American Sign Language and Deaf culture, from beginning ASL students to those who are fluent. 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! It's a great group for practicing having real conversations in ASL.

We welcome ANYONE with an interest in ASL and Deaf culture.

We are a bunch of people who love ASL and Deaf culture, 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 beginner ASL 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 ASL and we want to have a place where we can socialize, get to know one another, and practice our ASL skills.

Boston Area ASL 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.

5. Photographing of Meetup for ASL classes homework assignments are not permitted.

6. No writing/typing. Just signing because it’s more beautiful than writing/typing OR voice!

We hope to see you at a Meetup soon!

Sean

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekly North Shore ASL Social!

North Shore Mall

Hello ASL Enthusiasts! A number of folks living NORTH of Boston have asked about an ASL SOCIAL. Let's make this happen! On WEDNESDAYS, starting October 29 - 6pm to 8pm - I / we will be at the NORTH SHORE MALL Food Court. While technology has improved the way people communicate, "Deaf Social Clubs" are slowly disappearing. This is a way to start bringing REAL social interaction back! Please join us for a casual, relaxed, no-pressure two-hour Social, where we can chat, tell stories, get to know each other, and meet new people (or old friends!). Friends, Fun and Food! A warm welcome is extended to all Deaf & non-Deaf people: folks in the Deaf Community, CODA's, Interpreters, ASL students, parents of deaf children AND their children, ASL professors/teachers, Relay Operators, Deaf services workers- EVERYONE! This will be a "SOME ASL KNOWLEDGE and ABOVE" Social, because not all of us are ASL-fluent! "Voices- Off" -- we'll all laugh & learn WITH and FROM each other! WHAT: ASL SOCIAL CLUB WHERE: North Shore Mall Food Court, PEABODY,MA DAY/TIME: Wednesdays, 6pm - 8pm WHY: To meet like-minded people, socialize using ASL, tell stories, and have good time! WHO: Anyone who wants to chat using American Sign Language! HOW TO FIND US: We'll be sitting on the couches closest to the "walkway" side of the Food Court, not hidden inside the food court, so easier to locate us! If you have any question, please contact Paul I., through the EMAIL LINK via BOSTON AREA ASL profile page. PLEASE, if you would be good enough, RSVP either "YES" or "NO" so I know who to look for! CHEERS! Paul I. PEACE...

American Sign Language Weekly Social *Please RSVP*

Panera Bread - Downstairs

Hello ASL Enthusiasts! WHAT: ASL Weekly Social WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY TIME: 4:00-6:00PM WHO: ANYONE is welcome to come by and have a conversation in ASL WHY: To socialize, have fun, and enjoy chatting in ASL 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 loves ASL 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 (CODAs for example) to join our group. This is an easy-going, casual, ASL get-together to meet people who enjoy American Sign Language, who want to brush up on their signing skills, and want to learn more ASL by using 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 ASL, 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. We all laugh WITH one another as we fumble along, mess things up, and start over again. This isn't an ASL class or practice group since none of us are certified ASL teachers, so there's really no pressure or expectation--other than that we all use ASL to communicate. We all learn from one another! IF you've taken an ASL class before (or have had exposure to someone who uses the language) and know the basics then join us to get your fingers, hands, face and body moving, ASL-style! It will be great to see folks! Sean

Downtown Boston American Sign Language Meetup *RSVP*

What: Downtown Boston ASL 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!

Weekly North Shore ASL Social!

North Shore Mall

Hello ASL Enthusiasts! A number of folks living NORTH of Boston have asked about an ASL SOCIAL. Let's make this happen! On WEDNESDAYS, starting October 29 - 6pm to 8pm - I / we will be at the NORTH SHORE MALL Food Court. While technology has improved the way people communicate, "Deaf Social Clubs" are slowly disappearing. This is a way to start bringing REAL social interaction back! Please join us for a casual, relaxed, no-pressure two-hour Social, where we can chat, tell stories, get to know each other, and meet new people (or old friends!). Friends, Fun and Food! A warm welcome is extended to all Deaf & non-Deaf people: folks in the Deaf Community, CODA's, Interpreters, ASL students, parents of deaf children AND their children, ASL professors/teachers, Relay Operators, Deaf services workers- EVERYONE! This will be a "SOME ASL KNOWLEDGE and ABOVE" Social, because not all of us are ASL-fluent! "Voices- Off" -- we'll all laugh & learn WITH and FROM each other! WHAT: ASL SOCIAL CLUB WHERE: North Shore Mall Food Court, PEABODY,MA DAY/TIME: Wednesdays, 6pm - 8pm WHY: To meet like-minded people, socialize using ASL, tell stories, and have good time! WHO: Anyone who wants to chat using American Sign Language! HOW TO FIND US: We'll be sitting on the couches closest to the "walkway" side of the Food Court, not hidden inside the food court, so easier to locate us! If you have any question, please contact Paul I., through the EMAIL LINK via BOSTON AREA ASL profile page. PLEASE, if you would be good enough, RSVP either "YES" or "NO" so I know who to look for! CHEERS! Paul I. PEACE...

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American Sign Language Weekly Social *Please RSVP*

Panera Bread - Downstairs

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