40th Anniversary Gala!
Updated Vlog Transcript

Video begins with “DEAF, Inc. 40th Anniversary Gala!” in white letters on a black screen.

Scene opens with a close-up of a man putting on a nice watch. He adjusts his black tie. His hair is slicked back, his beard neatly trimmed. He stands in front of a mirror and smooths out his shirt, tie, and black cardigan. He bends over to pick up a pair of casual blue Converse sneakers. He looks at the shoes with the outfit in the mirror, shakes his head, and puts them back on the floor. He then picks up a pair of black dress shoes, holds them up to the mirror, smiles, and gives a thumbs-up.

Scene changes to a close-up of an iPhone. In a FaceTime call, a woman (Crystal) appears on the screeN. She is standing in a coffee shop, wearing a knitted brown shirt. Her hair is brown and down in loose waves. She smiles broadly.

Crystal: [waving] Hello!! What’s up?

Scene changes to another woman (Alicia), with brown straight hair in a dark green shirt. Behind her is a white wall and a tan chair sits on the right.

Alicia: Hi Crystal! Do you mind helping me figure out what to wear to the Gala?

Crystal: Sure, no problem. What are the options?

Alicia: [picks up dark blue jeans and shows it to Crystal on the phone.]

Crystal: Jeans? No, jeans aren't a good idea.

Alicia: [Shakes head.] No? [Puts jeans down and shows Crystal a dress with blue and white flowers, with a quizzical look on her face.]

Crystal: Yes!! That is perfect and beautiful! Yes! Will I see you at the Gala?

Alicia: Yes, definitely!

Crystal: Bye!

Scene changes to Parinay, on the left, and Alicia, on the right. Parity is wearing his tie and cardigan and Alicia is wearing the blue and white flowered dress. Behind them is a bright white wall with a window.

Parinay: (to Alicia) Wow, you look great. Are you excited?!

Alicia: Yes I’m so excited!

Parinay: You ready to head out?

Both: Yes, lets go!

Alicia: [to the audience] We want you to join us in celebrating and supporting 40 years at DEAF, Inc.

Parinay: Wow! 40 years. What have they been up to?

Alicia: We are celebrating the Deaf community and DEAF, Inc.'s support of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind and Late-Deafened community all over Massachusetts. They also encourage bridging the gap between the Deaf and Hearing communities.

Parinay: Wow! So when is the Gala?

Alicia: Saturday, April 29 from 6:30 -10 pm

Parinay: I see, what will happen during the Gala?

Alicia: It will be a lot of fun. There will be cocktail hour with appetizers, dinner will be provided, entertainment and of course socializing! So, seize the opportunity to buy tickets now before they sell out. Also, the last day to buy tickets is April 15.

Parinay: For more information and to buy tickets, go to www.deafinconline.org/news/40th-anniversary-gala/

Alicia and Parinay at the same time: (to the audience) See you there!

Scene fades out to black screen with DEAF, Inc. 40th Anniversary Gala in white letters.

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