Our on-line book clubs are a way for interpreters to discuss relevant texts with interpreters across the country (and abroad). Book clubs are 1 month long (4 weeks, specified), with a weekly guided reflection question to answer on-line. Participants purchase their own book upon registration at any bookseller of their choice, 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 - interpreters follow weekly deadlines for posting responses at their own pace. Participants write reflections about the book we read through guided questions posted to our discussion board, and respond to each other to create meaningful dialogue on the topic. We use Google Groups as our format (all email address work with google groups - not only gmail addresses). CEUs are awarded at the end of each session upon successful completion.
To register for an upcoming bookclub, see below:
AUGUST BOOK CLUB: August 1 - August 31, 2017
"Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea"
By: Barbara Demick
With recent news of an American student being sent home to die after his arrest and detainment in North Korea, this book club is a timely discussion to help us understand cultural and political forces behind such events. 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.
Registration open NOW through August 5, 2017
Upon registration, an invitation to join the closed Google Group will be sent to you along with the RID CEU paperwork. Participants must purchase their own book (available at any book seller and/or local library of their choice)
0.7 Professional Studies CEUs, or 7 clock hours. / Cost: $80
All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs.
September 2017: "Ethics for the Real World: creating a personal code to guide decisions in work & life" by: Ronald Howard & Clinton Korver
0.7 CEUs in Professional Studies - Specialization Category: ETHICS