Monthly Book Discussion

  • Sale
  • $87.00

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:

June Session:  "Dreams From My Father" - Registration closed.  

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

Register anytime.


July Session Now Registering: July 1 - 31, 2021


by: Isabel Wilkerson

In this powerful book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior.  Discussions will include the ranking of those perceived as having a disability, and the Deaf community in America. Wilkerson writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.  Join us for a thoughtful discussion on all of these topics on power, oppression & privilege.

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: 

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

September 2021: “The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making" (PPO)

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

November 2021: "Get Your Elbows off the Horn: Stories through the Years" by: Jack R Gannon

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