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:

 JULY BOOK SESSION: July 1 - 31, 2019

" "Orchid of the Bayou: A Deaf Woman Faces Blindness"

by: Cathryn Carroll and Catherine Hoffpauir Fischer

Explore issues of cultural identity and disability in this moving story of a Deaf woman who faces Usher's Syndrome.  After meeting the love of her life at Gallaudet University and starting a family, Kitty Fischer finds herself in a struggle to come to terms with her new Deaf-Blind identity. After learning of the high incidence of Usher syndrome among Cajun people, she is also drawn to re-examine her Cajun cultural roots and sew together the complex pieces of one's self-hood.

Book available at any on-line book sellers.

Registration open NOW through JULY 5, 2019

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

(Professional Ethics Studies Specialization Category)

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs.


Future 2019 Session Titles:

August 2019: "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by: Barbara Demick

Sept 2019: "The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making: Melvia Nomeland

Oct 2019: "Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign against Sign Language" by: Douglas Baynton

Nov 2019:  "Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf & Hard of Hearing People" by NAD

Dec 2019: "Made to Hear", by: Laura Mauldin