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:

July Session:  "Caste" - Registration closed.  

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

Register anytime.


August Session Now Registering: August 1 - 31, 2021

“When I Was Puerto Rican"

by: Esmerelda Santiago

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.

In a childhood full of tropical beauty, poverty, and tenderness, Esmeralda Santiago learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs, the taste of morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. But when her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new cultural rules, a new language, and develop a new identity as an outsider in America.  Esmerelda traverses these challenges teaching us vital cultural information in moments while translating for her mother at the welfare office, navigating school and racism throughout her formative years to eventually achieve high honors at Harvard. Join us in this important exploration of culture, language, racism, strength, and identity as we make parallels with our work and our lives

0.75 Professional Studies CEUs  + PPO Category /     Cost:  $87

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs


Future 2021 Session Titles: 

September 2021: “The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making" (PPO)

October 2021: "How to Be an Anti-racist" by: Ibrahm X Kendi (PPO)

November 2021: "Get Your Elbows off the Horn: Stories through the Years" by: Jack R Gannon

December 2021“Sign Safely, Interpret Intelligently” by Dr Diane Gross