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: "If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name" - Registration now closed for September.
We encourage you to read this book independently for 0.7 CEUs.
October Session Now Registering: October 1 - 31, 2020
“Daring To Drive”
by: Manal al-Sharif
Jump into a society where women are not allowed to drive and rebellion again the power of patriarch lead to imprisonment and even death. Using this powerful story of one woman who created a movement that changed the systemic oppression of women and lit the match in transforming a culture, we will engage in a discussion about power, privilege and oppression. We will use the themes of Manal's plight to make parallels to the Deaf experience and current events of today.
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:
November 2020:"Born A Crime" by: Trevor Noah (available on Kindle & Audible)* registration open in drop down menu
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..
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
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