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Visual Performer Justin Perez to Appear in TLC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

March 01, 2021

Visual performer and Texas native Justin Perez will make a guest appearance during The Learning Center for the Deaf’s 50th Anniversary Virtual Celebration.

Born and raised in Houston, Justin was a student at Texas School for the Deaf. He has always been fascinated by American Sign Language (ASL) performance art and storytelling styles. As a teenager, he cherished friendships with others who also enjoyed ASL storytelling. Justin defined numerous storytelling techniques along with sign language expressions. The more he shared his stories with the public; the more people embraced his work.

Justin has received offers and opportunities from all over the world. He was a Visual Vernacular (VV) teacher at Texas School for the Deaf, ASL tutor at National Technical Institute of the Deaf, ASL model and expert with TRUE+WAY ASL curriculum, and many other notable achievements.

The Learning Center for the Deaf’s 50th Anniversary Virtual Celebration on April 10th will celebrate our founder, Warren Schwab, and the additional individuals, corporations, foundations, and partners that collectively have worked together over these past 50 years to make our mission possible. Hosted by emcees Melissa Yingst and TLC Visual Communications Manager Matthew Kohashi, the event features special guests, inspiring stories, reflections, award presentations, and much more. Streamed at no charge on TLC’s Facebook and YouTube pages, the event will be in American Sign Language with interpreting services.  

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To learn more about TLC’s 50th anniversary event, visit our webpage.