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DeaFestival celebrates deaf and hard of hearing art, language and culture

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts transformed into the Land of Oz for DeaFestival 2016.

"What is important about Wizard of Oz is that you have the power within you.  So what we're trying to show to deaf and hard of hearing individuals come here feel secure in your own world because you have the power within you to go out there and make the world your own," Virginia Moore, Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, said. 

DeaFestival is a day-long celebration of deaf and hard of hearing art, language and culture.

The goal is to help with networking and to educate the hearing community to better understand deaf culture.

It's also about the younger generations.

"The young deaf people come here, the young people, and we can motivate them to replace us in the future, so our experience, our knowledge, we're passing this on the children and then someday they will become us and it'll just carry on," attendee Jon Savage said.

This is the seventh time DeaFestival has been held in Louisville.

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