Continued Learning

Webinars, courses, mentorship, trainings, tutoring, and more! Obtain the CEU's you need to continue your professional journey. 

Experienced Instructors/Facilitators

Earn your PPO (Power, Privilege, and Oppression) CEUs from the comfort of home (or anywhere) anytime! 

Diverse Resources

Celebrating the differences among us--and understanding those differences in a deep way. 

Join Us 

Join the Diversity Academy for Interpreters with one of the options below.

Next Webinar: Dr. Suzette Garay

 

(This webinar is FREE for Diversity Academy members.)

Non-members, purchase here: 

Non-Member Webinar Sign Up

Coming in 2021 at Diversity Academy:

SANKOFA Monthly Spotlight Series, sponsored by Sorenson. An online show featuring hosts, Shana Gibbs and Christopher Robinson. The healing process of having "uncomfortable" conversations about PPO (Power, Privilege, and Oppression).

The meaning of SANKOFA from Wikipedia:

"You must reach back to reclaim that which is lost in order to move forward."

The "Sankofa" is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.

Diversity Mindfulness:

A course that narrows the "gap" between intention and action.

Interpreting for Accessibility:

A course that introduces interpreters to the spaces of Latinx Deaf Consumers.

Exploring Indigenous Ways:

An introduction for Interpreting with Indigenous Deaf People.

New PPO Book Studies:

A four-week course featuring the book, "Mean Little Deaf Queer" by Terry Galloway

A four-week course featuring the book, "Me and White Supremacy" by Layla Saad

 Ebook by Diversity Academy

Common Interpreter Microaggressions Experienced by Diverse Deaf Communities. 

Learn the hidden microaggressions that happen and how NOT to commit them.

As shared by Deaf BIPOC consumers.

Yes, Send Me the EBook!

Allyship Mug

Want to be an ally?

Grab the Allyship mug from Diversity Academy.

All proceeds go to support our diverse speakers and their work.

Allyship--it starts with you. 

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Interpreting for People of Color, Perspectives from a Diverse Deaf Community 

What do Deaf BIPOC consumers want interpreters to know?

Find out here! 

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Who is Diversity Academy For? 

• Recent graduates of interpreter training programs or entry level interpreters working into their 1-3 years of services who wish to further their knowledge, skills, and abilities beyond their respective programs and/or seeking better opportunities for diversified interpreting work.

• Certified or Restrictive Licensure Educational interpreters preparing for national certification tests (NIC or BEI) or diverse ASL skills assessments required by the state, school district or an interpreter referral agency for interpreting in community-based settings.

• Working interpreters looking to increase their cultural competence for working with diverse Deaf/deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deafblind populations such as DPOC, LGBTQA, and/or other marginalized groups.

• Certified or experienced interpreters seeking increased fluency in a specialized or diverse complex settings (except for medical or legal that requires further specialized training beyond the scope of focus of Interpreter Academy Online).

• Others who want to improve their overall Diverse ASL communication skills, including parents of diverse Deaf or hard-of-hearing children, teachers and other professionals who work with diverse Deaf or hard-of-hearing students. 

Deaf or hard-of-hearing people who want to learn or improve their ASL, particularly if their language training while growing up was signed English, PSE, or primarily oral language.

Diverse Speakers and Topics

Your membership includes online webinars featuring diverse Deaf and diverse Interpreters. Each webinar gives you 0.2 PPO CEUs. You can view these webinars anytime, anywhere. Each speaker presents LIVE, and then the replays are available to view on your own time. Members are required to take a pre- and post-assessment, presenter evaluation, additional reading, and participate in the online discussion forum. to earn 0.2 PPO CEUs.

Your membership includes monthly webinars featuring diverse Deaf and Interpreters sharing their wisdom on various topics, especially related to Power, Privilege, and Oppression.  The webinars can be viewed anytime, anywhere. CEUs are processed in the following month after the webinar is completed. 

CEUs are processed by Purple Communications. Sorenson interpreters have their CEUs processed by Sorenson. 

Dr. Suzette Garay

Topic: Understanding Diversity, Privilege, and Power from a Diverse Deaf Perspective

Socorro Garcia

Topic: Understanding Boundaries of Interpreters as Members of Diverse Communities 


Shana Gibbs

Topic: Strategies for Providing Corrective Feedback with Interpreters of Color


Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody

Topic: How Do the Missing Pieces of Training Affect PPO with Native/Indigenous Deaf/Hard of Hearing People?


Joseph LJ Williams

Topic: Forget the ITP and Interpret for ME! 


 Lisa Weems

Topic: Understanding the PPO Dynamics for Interpreters of Color--So You Wanna Talk About Differences?


Warren Snipe

Topic: Understanding the Interpreting Challenges with Black Deaf Talent in the Entertainment Industries


 Dr. Tina Childress

Topic: Where Are You FROM?


Christopher Robinson

Topic: Respecting & Valuing Interpreters of Color


Amber Galloway

Topic: How Does PPO Impact Music interpreting: The Raw Truth


Crescenciano Garcia-Campbell Jr.

Topic: Understanding Unearned Privileges & Power Dynamics that Impact the Working Relationships with Interpreters of Color


Dr. Alesia Allen

Topic: How Systems Lead to the Provision of Power, Privilege, and Oppression in the Interpreting Profession

Disclaimer:

Diversity Academy for Interpreters supports diversity in every form. The materials and resources provided here are shared from a variety of sources and Diversity Academy for Interpreters does not claim ownership for shared resources. We also recognize and credit individual contributions to Diversity Academy for Interpreters. 

CEUs are processed by Purple Communications. CEUs for Sorenson interpreters are processed by Sorenson.