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  • Diversity in Higher Education- Starting the Discussion

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/06/2018

    This webinar is 0.2 Professional Studies CEUs in the Power, Privilege, and Oppression category. This workshop will teach educators how to incorporate diverse cultural perspectives in their classrooms by utilizing diverse historical materials, videos, presenters, and experiences. Educators will learn how to analyze their thoughts surrounding cross-cultural information, people, and perspectives. They will learn now to discuss culturally relevant issues for Deaf and hearing People of Color (POC) communities and how they can teach their students how that information may impact the interpreting process and consumer satisfaction.

  • Unpacking Our Privilege: Stories from Deaf-Parented Interpreters

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Our webinar spotlight this month is “Unpacking Our Privilege: Stories from Deaf-Parented Interpreters” Receive a 15% discount when you register and enter the “UNPR2019” code. Discount ends on April 30, 2019. This webinar is 0.15 Professional Studies CEUs in the Power, Privilege, and Oppression category. This is the first of a series of webinars to address power and privilege. We are honored to host a panel of Deaf-parented interpreters who will bravely share their stories. At the end of the webinar participants should be able to define the concept of privilege, identify examples of privilege in their lives, and recognize privilege in the Deaf community and its impact.

  • Black Deaf Culture through the Lens of History

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/27/2019

    This presentation discusses through a historical lens: the culture, education, and sociolinguistics of Black Deaf people. The era of social marginalization contributed to the development of Black ASL and at least in part, intertwined with the formation of the National Black Deaf Advocates, Inc. (NBDA).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sponsor/Auditor Training-Overview

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This module provides a general overview of the RID Certification Maintenance Program (CMP). Subsequent modules in this series will provide specific and detailed information about the various components of the CMP & the processes by which RID certified and associate members maintain certification.

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

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​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.

  • Unpacking Power and Privilege

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​Privilege is inherent in our social structures, in the way society is organized and in how it functions. Because our privilege is woven into our lives and circumstances, we often take it for granted, and rarely stop to consider its benefits—unless they are threatened or taken away from us. We all have prejudices. Discrimination happens when we act on the prejudices that are rooted in our personal, cultural, and institutional lives. This will be one of three presentations focused on unpacking power and privilege and the institutional barriers they create. Following this presentation, participants will discuss the implications of power and privilege on the experiences of members and stakeholders. Each group will offer strategic recommendations for how RID can remove institutional barriers and enhance member engagement at the local, state and national level.

  • Social Justice Roundtable

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Social Justice Roundtable promotes participants to engage in meaningful exchanges around anti-oppression and social justice issues as they relate to the working and living experience of interpreters and those they serve. The forum serves to support those who are members of marginalized groups and to educate participants on issues of oppression, discrimination, and social justice. Participants will have opportunities participant in discussions, network with others, and learn from current events.

  • Legal Interpreting Basics

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​Legal settings constitute high risk interpreting. Many interpreters avoid legal interpreting because of the fear that they might do more harm than good if they interpret in a legal setting without the proper training and credentials. This seminar aims to assist generalist interpreters understand the path to legal interpreting, the type of skills and competencies necessary and the support available from the legal interpreting community. Target Audience: Interpreters interested in legal interpreting nation-wide.