Monthly Book Discussion

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Our on-line interpreter book discussions are a way for professional interpreters to discuss relevant texts with colleagues across the country (and abroad), moderated and overseen by RID Sponsor: Ginevra Deianni.  Book clubs are 1 month long (4 weeks, specified), with a weekly guided reflection question to answer on-line.  Book is not included. Copyright laws require participants to purchase their own book at any authorized bookseller of their choice (Amazon, B&N, etc), in their preferred format.  Many books have an e-book option, and some are available for rental at your local library. There is no specific time to log on for this program - participants follow weekly deadlines for posting responses at their own pace to keep the group on track together. Flexibility & extensions are offered as needed.

Participants write a weekly reflection about the book we read through guiding questions posted to our discussion board, and respond to each other to create meaningful dialogue on the topic. We use Google Groups for our on-line discussion.  Having a gmail account provides the most seamless experience, but other emails are accepted on this platform.  CEUs are awarded and posted to RID members transcript at the end of each session upon successful completion.  All RID CEUs are overseen & administered by Ginevra Deianni, RID Sponsor.  To register for an upcoming bookclub, see below:

June Session:  Haben: The Deaf Blind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law" - Registration now closed for June.  

We encourage you to read this book independently for the same 0.7 CEUs.  Register anytime.


July Session Now Registering:  July 1 - 31, 2020

“Black Like Me” by: John Howard Griffin

This classic book, taught in universities across the US, was selected for the July discussion earlier this year, and couldn't be more timely with current events.  "Black Like Me" is the account of a white journalist who crossed the color line and experienced life as a black man in the Deep South during the 1960s.  His experiences and observations describe the powerful forces of oppression and discrimination endured by African-Americans. Join us for a look at how racism continues to erode our society and its effects on our work and personal lives.

Upon registration, an invitation to join the closed discussion group and RID paperwork for CEUs.  Participants must purchase their own book (available at any book seller). There is no specific time participants need to be on-line. Weekly reflections are posted at the pace of the reader.

0.7 Professional Studies CEUs  + PPO   /     Cost:  $82

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs


Future 2020 Session Titles:

* starting in Aug 2020, Bookclubs will earn 0.75 CEUs for $87

August 2020: "Deaf People In Hilter's Europe" by: Donna F Ryan & John Schuchman* registration open in drop down menu  

September 2020: "If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name" by: Heather Lende

October 2020:"Daring To Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening" by: Manal Al-Sharif

November 2020:"Deaf in Japan" by: Karen Nakamura

December 2020: "The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country" by: Helen Russell