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Riall Lecture Series

Begun in 1988, the E. Pauline Riall Lecture Series brings to the University and community outstanding national lecturers in the field of education. The series was established by the late Miss Riall, long-time principal and teacher of the former Salisbury University's Campus School. A generous bequest was provided by Miss Riall's will to fund this special program.

Riall Lecture Series with William Martinez

Thursday, November 9, 2023 Holloway Hall Auditorium | 7 p.m.

William Martinez

SIGNing the Song: Power of Belonging

Through American Sign Language (ASL) paired with singing, Martinez shares the true story of a boy who grew up in a deaf household with little exposure to TV, radio or movies. Because of his incredible eighth-grade music teacher, Mrs. Norma Freeman, Martinez came out of his silent world and discovered his voice through music. ASL and song lyrics meld together into a beautifully unique art form. This presentation is a heartwarming celebration of the incredible impact teachers have on each child’s life … regardless of their struggles.

All educators are rockstars!

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