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:

Now Accepting Registration for March:

Session Runs: March 1 - 31, 2020

“The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of A Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan”

by Jenny Nordberg

In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as "dressed up like a boy") is a third kind of child – a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom. Together, we will explore cultural themes of gender, power, oppression and survival to better understand ourselves and our diverse client group in our work as cultural & linguistic mediators.

*Power, Privilege & Oppression (PPO) Credits*

Register Now Through March 5, 2020

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

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs. 

Future 2020 Session Titles:

April 2020: "Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love" by: Myron Uhlberg 

May 2020: "American Chica" by: Marie Arana

June 2020: "Black Like Me" by: John Howard Griffin 

July 2020: "Haben: The DeafBlind Woman who Conquered Harvard Law" by: Haben Girma

August 2020:"If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name" by: Heather Lende