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 April:

Session Runs: April 1 - 30, 2020

“Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love”

by Myron Uhlberg

Step back in time to an early CODA story in the 1930-50s.  Myron was born in the heart of the depression into a Deaf-parented home.  His memoir takes us on a journey over both his parents life in the early 20th Century in the Deaf community, and then through the depression, the war and into the early 50s.  The themes of culture, love and family are the same over time.  We will use this book to discuss Deaf identity, the wide range of CODA experiences, and Deaf culture in both the community and family.

Register Now Through April 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:

May 2020: "American Chica" by: Marie Arana

June 2020: "Black Like Me" by: John Howard Griffin 

July 2020: "Haben: The DeafBlind Woman who Conquered Harvard Law" by: Haben Girma

August 2020:"If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name" by: Heather Lende

September 2020:"Deaf People In Hilter's Europe" by: Donna F Ryan & John Schuchman

October 2020:"Daring To Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening" by: Manal Al-Sharif

November 2020:"Deaf in Japan" by: Karen Nakamura