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 November:

Session Runs: November 1 - 30, 2019

"Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children"

by: Laura Mauldin

This fascinating book goes beyond the typical look at the medical/cultural model of deafness by exploring the subtle language and overt structures used in the medical assembly-line of cochlear implants that families find themselves placed on quickly after the birth of a deaf baby.  The author explores cultural concerns as well as some controversial issues like the ableism-roots of the Deaf community rejecting the word "disability".  Together through weekly reflections, we will define and explore the impact of terms like "ambivalent medicalization" and "anticipatory structures" to discuss their potential effects on a child's D/deaf identity.

Register Now Through November 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

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs.


Future 2019-2020 Session Titles:

Dec 2019:  "Sign Safely, Interpret Intelligenty" by: Dr Diane Gross
Jan 2020: "Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf & Hard of Hearing People" by NAD
Feb 2020:  "Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love" by: Myron Uhlberg
March 2020: "If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name" by: Heather Lende
April 2020: "Found in Translation" by: Nataly Kelly + Jost Zetzsche