Black Narratives & Culturally Competent Services
(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.