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: "The Deaf Community In America" - Registration closed.
More books are available for independent projects in the Novel/Text Section
October Session Now Registering: October 1 - 31, 2021
“How To Be An Antiracist"
by: Ibram X Kendi
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.
Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. We will use this text as a launching pad to discuss our roles in the Deaf community when advocating for intersectionality, equality, and inclusiveness.
0.75 Professional Studies CEUs + PPO Category / Cost: $87
All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs
Future 2021-2022 Book Titles:
November 2021: "Get Your Elbows off the Horn: Stories through the Years" by: Jack R Gannon
December 2021: “Sign Safely, Interpret Intelligently” by Dr Diane Gross
January 2022: "Be Opened: The Catholic Church & Deaf Culture" by: Lana Portolano
February 2022: "On the Beat of Truth: A Hearing Daughters Stories of her Black Deaf Parents" by: Maxine Childress Brown
March 2022: "Agatha Tiegel Hanson: Our Places in the Sun" by Kathy Jankowski
April 2022: "The Elements of Mentoring" by W. Brad Johnson
May 2022: "Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy" by: Carlos Eire
June 2022: "The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell's Quest to End Deafness" by: Katie Booth
July 2022: "The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down" by: Anne Fadiman
August 2022: "Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man. An Unforgettable Journey"
September 2022: “Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History: 1900-World War II” by Susan Burch
October 2022: "The Elements of Ethics for Professionals" by W. Brad Johnson