Unpacking & Investigating Our Responsibility Within an Inherited System of Unequalized Power: the Interpreter and Deaf “Consumer” Relationship
This is the second of three plenary sessions on the topic of Power and Privilege and the complex relationship that exists between interpreters and Deaf consumers. This session serves to introduce and/or remind participants of guiding principles to consider as we strive to be both service providers and allies. This session will also explore the interpreter/consumer dynamic that CDIs deal with and the significant implications of this dynamic for relationships within the membership, particularly in regards to intersectionality. Following this presentation, participants will discuss and offer strategic recommendations for how RID can reduce institutional and practice barriers impacting the Deaf interpreter/consumer and Deaf-hearing member relationships.