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:

September Session:  "Daring To Drive" - Registration now closed for October.  

We encourage you to read this book independently for 0.7 CEUs. 

Register anytime.


November Session Now Registering:  November 1 - 30, 2020

“Born A Crime”

by: Trevor Noah

Comedian Trevor Noah recounts his childhood in South Africa under the apartheid government and the first few years of democratic rule as a mixed race boy.  Through this lens of power, privilege and oppression, we will discuss issues of identity, race and segregation, making parallels to our work in the Deaf community and current events in the US..

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, Kindle & library loan). There is no specific time participants need to be on-line. Weekly reflections are posted at the pace of the reader.

0.75 Professional Studies (+PPO) CEUs  /     Cost:  $87

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs

This book qualified for Power, Privilege & Oppression (PPO) credit


Future 2020 Session Titles: 

December 2020: "The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country" by: Helen Russell (available on Kindle & Audible) * registration open in drop down menu 

2021 Titles:

January 2021: "Found in Translation: How Language Shapes our lives & Transforms the World" by Jost Zetzsche and Nataly Kelly

February 2021: "The Hidden Treasures of Black ASL" by: Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, Robert Baylet & Joseph Hill

March 2021: "Born on the Edge of Race & Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency" by: Willy Wilkinson

April 2021: "Seeing Voices" by Oliver Sacks