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  • Collaborative Storytelling on Social Justice

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar is 0.125 Professional Studies CEUs in the Power, Privilege, and Oppression category. ​This plenary storytelling session is one of the best communication techniques that inspire while highlighting the best moments in a narrative style. These stories will set the stage for Tuesday’s Social Justice Roundtable. Stories will involve how we may discuss concerning trends, diversity and dismantling unwanted systems. Stories in this session will reflect on different aspects of social justice from their professional roles and life experiences. Participants leave having additional experiences to related to their own working stories.

    This plenary storytelling session is one of the best communication techniques that inspire while highlighting the best moments in a narrative style. These stories will set the stage for Tuesday’s Social Justice Roundtable. Stories will involve how we may discuss concerning trends,diversity and dismantling unwanted systems. Stories in this session will reflect on different aspects of social justice from their professional roles and life experiences. Participants leave having additional experiences to related to their own working stories.

    Dave Coyne

    Joseph Hill

  • A Member Driven Organization: The Action Continuum Revisited & Revisioned

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This is the third and final presentation related to the topic of Power and Privilege and focuses on our individual and collective responsibility to recognize when it is creating barriers to relationship and institutional effectiveness, and how and when to respond to the impact of those barriers. The goal of this session is to equip participants with strategies they can employ to effectively address the implications of power and privilege when it leads to barriers that limit our capacity for success and collaboration.

    This is the third and final presentation related to the topic of Power and Privilege and focuses on our individual and collective responsibility to recognize when it is creating barriers to relationship and institutional effectiveness, and how and when to respond to the impact of those barriers. The goal of this session is to equip participants with strategies they can employ to effectively address the implications of power and privilege when it leads to barriers that limit our capacity for success and collaboration. Following this presentation, participants will discuss the application of strategies to their individual and collective experience. Each group will offer strategic recommendations for how RID can reduce the negative implications associated with Power and Privilege imbalances and achieve greater equity for members and consumers.

  • A Process Model for Deaf-Blind Interpreting

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar, geared toward interpreter educators and working interpreters, with or without experience working with people who are deaf-blind, will present A Process Model for Deaf-Blind Interpreting as published in the 2005 Journal of Interpretation, updated to include work published since 2005. Participants will examine a process model of interpreting as it relates to deaf-blind interpreting, considering such elements as visual information, message analysis, contextual analysis, linguistic modifications and back-channeling.

    This webinar, geared toward interpreter educators and working interpreters, with or without experience working with people who are deaf-blind, will present A Process Model for Deaf-Blind Interpreting as published in the 2005 Journal of Interpretation, updated to include work published since 2005. Participants will examine a process model of interpreting as it relates to deaf-blind interpreting, considering such elements as visual information, message analysis, contextual analysis, linguistic modifications and back-channeling.

  • Anatomy of an Interpretation

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar, geared toward interpreter educators and working interpreters, with or without experience working with people who are deaf-blind, will build upon the previous webinar, A Process Model for Deaf-Blind Interpreting, and examine an interpretation done by a Deaf interpreter working with a Deaf-Blind individual, looking at how various aspects of an interpretation are done, particularly the incorporation of visual information. For participants who did not participate in the previous webinar, there will be a brief review of the process model of interpreting previously presented.

    This webinar, geared toward interpreter educators and working interpreters, with or without experience working with people who are deaf-blind, will build upon the previous webinar, A Process Model for Deaf-Blind Interpreting, and examine an interpretation done by a Deaf interpreter working with a Deaf-Blind individual, looking at how various aspects of an interpretation are done, particularly the incorporation of visual information. For participants who did not participate in the previous webinar, there will be a brief review of the process model of interpreting previously presented. 

  • Applied Leadership

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​It doesn’t matter if you’re the take-charge type or a behind-the-scenes person. What matters is that you can learn to make the most of your capacity to impact the world around you. This is an important outcome of the Leadership Track — that each person leaves with a commitment to share their learning experiences and ideas with others. The purpose of this plenary session is to focus on the practical application of strategies and resources for use by conference facilitators within their home communities and/or leadership roles within the interpreting field and RID.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re the take-charge type or a behind-the-scenes person. What matters is that you can learn to make the most of your capacity to impact the world around you. This is an important outcome of the Leadership Track — that each person leaves with a commitment to share their learning experiences and ideas with others. The purpose of this plenary session is to focus on the practical application of strategies and resources for use by conference facilitators within their home communities and/or leadership roles within the interpreting field and RID. Participants will leave with ideas and suggestions about how to use the various tools and materials provided during the Leadership Track of the conference to ‘pay-it-forward’ by seeking to expand the scope of influence from the conference experience to others.

  • Black Narratives & Culturally Competent Services

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will present participants with several real life scenarios that were shared by Black interpreters in the 2015 master’s thesis by Erica West Oyedele, Persistence of African-American/Black Signed Language Interpreters in the United States: The importance of Culture and Capital.

    (This recording does not include the first few minutes of the webinar, however the missing information can be found in the transcript below). This webinar will present participants with several real life scenarios that were shared by Black interpreters in the 2015 master’s thesis by Erica West Oyedele, Persistence of African-American/Black Signed Language Interpreters in the United States: The importance of Culture and Capital. Participants will be given an opportunity to discuss how these experiences impact relationships between Black interpreters, interpreters of color and their White counterparts in the spheres of education and the workplace. Participants will review a model of cultural competence and devise strategies for applying culturally competent care. Anyone interested in dismantling systems of oppression, increasing the number of interpreters of color, and working towards social justice within the field of interpreting and interpreter education is encouraged to attend this webinar.

  • Violence, Trauma, and Boundaries

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/13/2018

    In the middle of an appointment, interpreting for a victim of crime, domestic violence, or sexual assault, you realize a few things but aren't sure what exactly to do. One - you're not sure how to handle the violence, trauma, and the effects on you. Two - you're aware of resources available for the client, but unsure of how to share it, safely. Three - you want to be sure you're using appropriate signing vocabulary. This workshop will help you understand how you can manage your trauma, and how to safely share resources with the Deaf victim.

    In the middle of an appointment, interpreting for a victim of crime, domestic violence, or sexual assault, you realize a few things but aren't sure what exactly to do. One - you're not sure how to handle the violence, trauma, and the effects on you. Two - you're aware of resources available for the client, but unsure of how to share it, safely. Three - you want to be sure you're using appropriate signing vocabulary. This workshop will help you understand how you can manage your trauma, and how to safely share resources with the Deaf victim.

    Jenny Buechner

    Jenny Buechner is the Executive Director for Deaf Unity, in providing services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes. Jenny, a Wisconsin native, was born deaf and graduated from Gallaudet University in 2002, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. She has previously held positions in the telephone relay service industry in customer services, marketing and project management.

    Jenny is involved in a number of state and national organizations.  She served as a board member of Wisconsin Association of the Deaf (WAD) from 2008-2013; is currently the Board Secretary for the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and has served as NAD Region II representative for two and a half years. Jenny has also served as Board President for Deaf Unity (2015-2016). Jenny Buechner can be contacted at director@deafunitywi.org.

  • Domestic/Sexual Violence in the Deaf Community

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/29/2018

    Did you know that Deaf individuals are 1.5x more likely to be victims of relationship violence—including sexual harassment, sexual assault, psychological abuse, and physical abuse—than the general population? Come see a powerful presentation about how domestic violence and sexual assault affect the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, as well as the resources and challenges survivors face. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how contexts involving domestic/sexual violence impacts language decisions, to define ethical decision-making in contexts involving domestic or sexual violence, and to learn tips for keeping safe in these contexts.

    Did you know that Deaf individuals are 1.5x more likely to be victims of relationship violence—including sexual harassment, sexual assault, psychological abuse, and physical abuse—than the general population? Come see a powerful presentation about how domestic violence and sexual assault affect the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, as well as the resources and challenges survivors face. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how contexts involving domestic/sexual violence impacts language decisions, to define ethical decision-making in contexts involving domestic or sexual violence, and to learn tips for keeping safe in these contexts.

    Michelle Mendiola

    Michelle Mendiola-McKinnie is the Youth Program Manager and Domestic Violence Advocate at Chicago Hearing Society, a division of Anixter Center. Michelle works with Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing adults and children who are victims of domestic violence. Michelle provides short-term counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy in various settings (i.e. police, hospitals, court), referrals to appropriate community resources for services and community education. A graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago, Michelle is personally and professionally active in the Deaf community. Married with three children, she lives in Chicago.

    Michele Cunningham

    Michele Cunningham is the Victim Advocate at Chicago Hearing Society, a division of Anixter Center. Michele has worked with Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing victims of crimes in the Chicagoland Area for the past thirteen years. She provides short-term counseling, assistance in reporting the crime to the police, advocacy to ensure the victims’ rights are protected, support in working with the police and court system and applying for victim compensation. And also referrals to appropriate community resources for services and community education. Michele has a B.A. degree in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice. She is married with two children.

  • Introduction to Active Shooter Response Training for the Deaf and Interpreters (English)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/22/2018

    ​Introduction to Active Shooter Response training for the Deaf and Interpreters – a cursory discussion on the terms, definitions, meanings, and means for preparation and response to an Active Shooter Incident for individuals whom are Deaf, hard of hearing, and/or American Sign Language Interpreters.

    Introduction to Active Shooter Response training for the Deaf and Interpreters – a cursory discussion on the terms, definitions, meanings, and means for preparation and response to an Active Shooter Incident for individuals whom are Deaf, hard of hearing, and/or American Sign Language Interpreters.

    Topics covered include: basic personal preparation and readiness, how to start the dialogue of response procedures with colleagues and clients, the need for continuing training in both preparation and response, and a survey of trainings available online and in-person. The target audience for this course are interpreters who desire skills and knowledge to be prepared in a variety of settings.

    After completing this course, learners will be able to explain the steps to take if confronted with an active threat, explain what to do when police arrive on the scene, and utilize resources for further training. These learning objectives will be presented with emphasis on the ethical considerations of the American Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf as defined by the RID Code of Professional Conduct, specifically the applicability of confidentiality (1.0) in regards to reporting suspicious or threatening behavior in the workplace and/or in an educational setting (1.3) and the necessity of specific professional development (7.0) within the auspices of specific requirements by the Interpreter’s respective employer (7.1,7.2).