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 August:

Session Runs: August 1 - 31, 2019

"Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea"

by: Barbara Demick

Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years.  Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today--a society that is by choice not connected to the internet; a world where displays of affection are punished, informants are rewarded, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. Demick takes us deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors, and through meticulous and sensitive reporting, we see her subjects fall in love, raise families, nurture ambitions, and struggle for survival. One by one, we witness their profound, life-altering disillusionment with the government and their realization that, rather than providing them with lives of abundance, their country has betrayed them.  Join colleagues for a discussion of identity & culture that parallels our work with a diverse consumer group in the U.S.

Register Now Through August 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

(Professional Ethics Studies Specialization Category)

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs.

 

Future 2019 Session Titles:

Sept 2019: "The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making: Melvia Nomeland

Oct 2019: "Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign against Sign Language" by: Douglas Baynton

Nov 2019:  "Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf & Hard of Hearing People" by NAD

Dec 2019: "Made to Hear", by: Laura Mauldin