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:

January Session:  "Found in Translation" - Registration closes 1/5/21.  

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

Register anytime.


February Session Now Registering:  February 1 - 28, 2021

The Hidden Treasures of Black ASL

by: Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, Robert Baylet & Joseph Hill

Join this rich discussion on the linguistic variation of Black ASL.  Recognized for years as a distinct form of sign language, this book formalizes the study of its sociohistorical origins, the features that distinguish it, and the strong culture & community that keeps it alive in the community.

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 CEUs  + PPO Category /     Cost:  $87

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs


Future 2021 Session Titles: 

March 2021: "Born on the Edge of Race & Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency" by: Willy Wilkinson

April 2021: "Seeing Voices" by Oliver Sacks

May 2021: "Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from The Twenty-First Century"

June 2021: "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race & Inheritance", by Barack Obama (PPO)

July 2021: "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents", by: isabel Wilkerson (PPO)

August 2021: "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World", by: David Epstein

September 2021: “On The Beat of Truth: A Hearing Daughter's Stories of her Black Deaf Parents” by Maxine Childress Brown  (PPO)

October 2021: "When I was a Puerto Rican" by: Esmerelda Santiago  (PPO)

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

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