Our on-line interpreter book clubs 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 (you do not need to use a Gmail address to access Google Groups - any email will work) CEUs are awarded 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:
OCTOBER BOOK CLUB: Oct 1 - 31, 2018
"Reading Between The Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters"
by: Anna Mindess
Together, we will explore the intersection of mainstream American and Deaf cultures and their effects on our work as interpreters. Ms Mindess guides us through issues of respect, power, empowerment, reciprocity, Deaf heart, Deafhood, Deaf interpreter colleagues, and more. Join the discussion for an enlightening and rich conversation about the complex cultural landscape we work and live in.
Book available at any on-line book sellers, in e-book formats, and at many public libraries for free rental.
Registration open NOW through October 5, 2018
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).
0.7 Professional Studies CEUs / Cost: $82
All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs.
November: "The Color of Water" by: James McBride
- "Monique & The Mango Rains" by: Kris Holloway
- "Seeing Language in Sign" by: Jane Maher
- "Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down" by: Anne Fadiman
- "Deaf Plus: A Deaf Perspective" by: Kathee Christensen