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 - interpreters follow weekly deadlines for posting responses at their own pace to keep the group on track together, but flexibility & extensions are offered if 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:

Now Accepting Registration for January:

Session Runs: January 1 - 31, 2020

"Legal Rights: A Guide for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons"

by: National Association of the Deaf

Start 2020 with a renewed awareness and deeper knowledge base of the language access rights Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing people are entitled to in the United States.   This book will be our teacher and guide as we examine how statutory laws support the Deaf community and how we can use them as allies in our work to ensure justice and equality in language access.  Legal specialization credit offered upon request.  Any edition of this book is applicable for the group discussion.

Register Now Through January 5, 2020

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 and/or local library of their choice).  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    /     Cost:  $82

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs. 

Future 2020 Session Titles:

Feb 2020: "The Elements of Mentoring" by: W Brad Johnson & Chrles R Ridley

March 2020:  "Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love" by: Myron Uhlberg
April 2020Found in Translation" by: Nataly Kelly + Jost Zetzsche
May 2020: "If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name" by: Heather Lende