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 - 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: Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man. An Unforgettable Journey - Registration closed.  

You can still do this project anytime independently from the Novel/Text Section

Register anytime.


October Session Now Registering NOW thru October 5 

October 1 - 31, 2022

“Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History:

1900-World War II” by Susan Burch

When oralists systemically attacked sign language in the 1880s, powerful global leaders thought they had triumphed and changed the Deaf world, oppressing them into an audist-model of what it meant to be deaf.  In this book, Susan Burch takes us back into the archives of this time, using community sources like Deaf newspapers, memoirs, films, and interviews, to show how the Deaf community mobilized to defend sign language and Deaf education. Together they persevered and fought for the formation of a collective Deaf consciousness, a cultural Deaf identity, and established a political organization to reclaim their language and take control of their future.

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 

Upcoming 2022-2023 Book Titles: 

November 2022: "The Elements of Ethics for Professionals" by W. Brad Johnson* (Ethics specialization credit available) 

December 2022: "Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs about Aging Determine How Long & Well You Live" by: Becca Levy

January 2023: "Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf & Hard of Hearing School Children" by Gina A Olivia & Linda Risser Lytle