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:

August Session:  "Deaf People In Hitler's Europe" - Registration now closed for August.  

We encourage you to read this book independently for 0.7 CEUs. 

Register anytime.


September Session Now Registering:  September 1 - 30, 2020

“If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name”

by: Heather Lende

Haines, Alaska, is tiny city ninety miles north of Juneau, accessible mainly by water or air—and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace and funerals are a community affair. Heather Lende posts both the obituaries and the social column for her local newspaper.  Join us in making connections between small community values and the Deaf community.  We will explore themes of collective-culture, community, diversity and respect—for both fellow human beings and the power of mother nature.

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). 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 CEUs  /     Cost:  $87

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs


Future 2020 Session Titles: 

October 2020:"Daring To Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening" by: Manal Al-Sharif * registration open in drop down menu 

November 2020:"Born A Crime" by: Trevor Noah (available on Kindle & Audible)* registration open in drop down menu 

December 2020: "The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country" by: Helen Russell (available on Kindle & Audible)

2021 Titles:

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