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: Turning the Tide- Registration closed.  

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

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February Session Now Registering NOW thru February 5 

Feb 1 - 28, 2023

"Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali”

by: Kris Holloway

Written by an American Peace Corps volunteer, this anthropological cultural study is a heartfelt story that takes readers into cultural norms, beliefs, and practices that are uncomfortable and difficult to understand for Westerners.  Monique Dembele, a legendary village midwife saved lives and dispensed hope in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter to better the lives of women and children in the face of poverty, sexism and control, and endless backbreaking work. In discussion posts, we will examine the forces of power and oppression that kept a stronghold on Monique and the women in her village, use these topics to compare and contrast with the powers that we currently face in our work, and learn the resilience and triumph that happens in the rhythms of a Malian village.

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 /     Cost:  $87

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs 

Upcoming 2023 Book Titles*: 

March 2023*: "Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind" by: Margalit Fox.   (* change in title due to book availability)

April 2023: "Crying in the H Mart" by: Michelle Zauner

May 2023: "The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children: The First Teacher of the Deaf in the Philippines" by: Ronald M Hurano

June 2023: “White House Interpreter: The Art of Interpretation” by Harry Obst

July 2023: “Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How The ADA Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights” by Lennard J Davis

August 2023: “Deaf & Hearing Siblings in Conversation” by Marla Berkowitz & Judith Jonas

*subject to change