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 last 4 weeks (1 month), with a weekly reflection question to answer on-line.  Participants write a brief, informal, weekly reflection, and respond to each other's posts to create meaningful dialogue on the cultural topics in each book. 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.

Important Note: Book is not included. Much like a college course, participants must purchase their own text (due to copyright laws).  Many books have an e-book option, and some are even available for free rental at your local library. 

CEUs are awarded and posted to RID members transcript upon successful completion.  Certificates awarded for non-RID participants too.  All RID CEUs are overseen & administered by Ginevra Deianni, RID Sponsor.  To register for an upcoming bookclub, see below:

Miss a novel in the past?  You can find it in the Cultural Book Studies section!


MARCH 1 - 31, 2024     1.0 CEUs (PPO)

"Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening" 

by: Manal Al-Shariff

Become aware of life in a society where women are refused the right to a drivers license, and where rebellion again the power of patriarchy leads to imprisonment, and even death.  Saudi Arabia has just begun to transform these laws, but there is so much still to achieve for the rights of Saudi women.  Learn from the modern-day feminist leader, Manal Al-Shariff, who has dedicated her life to the visibility of this issue, fighting for equality.   Witness the movement she created that changed Saudi women's lives for current and future generations as Manal's success transformed government laws, and ultimately the culture.  This discussion will focus on power, privilege and oppression using the themes of Manal's plight to make parallels to our work in the Deaf community, and the ripple effects of this movement.

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.

1.0 Professional Studies + PPO CEUs    Cost:  $95

Register anytime now - March 5th, 2024

All Book club selections earn 1.0 RID Professional Studies CEUs 

Upcoming 2024 Book Titles*: 

April 2024: “Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman's Fight to End Ableism" by: Elsa Sjunneson

May 2024:"The Elements of Ethics for Professionals" by: Charles Ridley & W Brad Johnson

June 2024: "Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of A Disability Rights Activist" by: Judith Heumann

July 2024: “Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children” by Laura Maudlin

August 2024: "The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind & Body in the Healing of Trauma" by: Bessel Van Der Kolk

September 2024: "The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Happier & Healthier" by: Susan Pinker

October 2024: "What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves" by: Benjamin K Bergen

November 2024: “It’s time to talk (and listen): How to Have Constructive Conversations about Race, Class, Sexuality, Ability & Gender in a Polarized World” by Anastasia S. Kim and Alicia del Prado

*subject to change