Monthly Book Discussion for Interpreters

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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 last 4 weeks (1 month), with a weekly reflection question to answer on-line.  Participants write a brief, informal, weekly reflection, and respond to each other's posts to create meaningful dialogue on the cultural topics in each book. 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.

Important Note: Book is not included. Much like a college course, participants must purchase their own text (due to copyright laws).  Many books have an e-book option, and some are even available for free rental at your local library. 

CEUs are awarded and posted to RID members transcript upon successful completion.  Certificates awarded for non-RID participants too.  All RID CEUs are overseen & administered by Ginevra Deianni, RID Sponsor.  To register for an upcoming bookclub, see below:

Miss a novel in the past?  You can find it in the Cultural Book Studies section!


June 1 - 30, 2024     1.0 CEUs 

"Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoire of A Disability Rights Activist"

by: Judith Heumann

One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for her basic rights  in education, transportation, and access for all in the face of ableism. Judy spent her life fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us. From the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington—Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann’s lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society. Our discussion will be focused on the Disability Rights Movement, ableism/audism, the Deaf experience, social stigma, and the impact of a grass roots movement that is now global in scale.


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.

1.0 Professional Studies + PPO CEUs    Cost:  $95

Register anytime now - June 5th, 2024

All Book club selections earn 1.0 RID Professional Studies CEUs 

Upcoming 2024 Book Titles*: 

July 2024: “Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children” by Laura Maudlin

August 2024: "The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma" by: Bessel Van Der Kolk

September 2024: "What Movies Can Teach Us About Disabilities" by: Trevor Pacelli

October 2024:  "What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves" by: Benjamin K Bergen 

November 2024: “It’s time to talk (and listen): How to Have Constructive Conversations about Race, Class, Sexuality, Ability & Gender in a Polarized World” by Anastasia S. Kim and Alicia del Prado

*subject to change