Understanding Boundaries of Interpreters as Members of Diverse Communities  

Understanding Boundaries of Interpreters as Members of Diverse Communities 

0.2 PS PPO CEUs credits

Online webinar available for Diversity Academy Members: become a member here.

 

As an end user of interpreting services who also Deaf with multiple identities, Socorro Garcia will lead participants through discussions and activities by incorporating lived experiences.

Participants will process individual perspectives in a collective manner by addressing three important questions: 

This webinar will share a personal experience as an end-user of interpreting services who is also a Deaf POC with multiple identities. Participants will understand how to identify oppressive approaches-- and shift their mindset, actions, and experiences while working with Deaf People of Color. Participants will understand how to recognize when power and privileges are denied or outright taken away by interpreters. 

  • Participants will describe the role of interpreters as paid interpreters vs. community members when working within DPOC consumers in their own spaces.
  • Participants will list 3 examples of how the roles of being a “paid” interpreter vs.  the roles of being a community member are differentiated from DPOC perspective.
  • Participants will list at least two examples of how one can advocate for DPOC when they need their own space to discuss, think, and create thoughts about interpreter roles.
  • Participants will describe three strategies for being mindful about their roles as interpreters vs. community members while supporting DPOC who are end users and have intersectional oppressions.
  • Participants will leave with tools for being mindful about their roles as community members and interpreters while also supporting Deaf individuals who are end users and have intersectional oppressions. 

Purple Communications and Sorenson Communications are Approved RID CMP Sponsors for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program, Understanding Boundaries of Interpreters as Members of Diverse Communities, is offered for 0.2 PPO CEUs at the little/None Content Knowledge Level.

 

Purple Communications, Sorenson Communications, and Diversity Academy promote and support policies of non-discrimination and an environment that is mutually respectful and free from bias. 

Requests for accommodations must be submitted to [email protected]

 

About Socorro Garcia

Socorro García, who is Xicana Lesbian Deaf, was born in Chicago and raised in Wisconsin. After graduating from the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Gallaudet University. A Los Angeles resident, Socorro is a graduate student in Chicanx Studies at California State University, Northridge, where she continues exploring the reclaiming of her multiple Xicana identities. Her studies have enhanced her Barrix knowledge about lived intersectional oppression experiences, including 500 years of Chicanx history and practices of resistance and healing.

In November 2017, Socorro co-founded Alma de Muxeristas which grew to be a circle of six members currently. Alma de Muxeristas is a womxn-centered organization for DDBDDHHLD Latinx individuals who reside in Southern California. Socorro was featured in VoyageLA in June 2019, where she shared her lived experiences that led to her creation of pathways towards unlearned and relearned experiences, although she is continuously learning even today.

Socorro has served on the boards of Council de Manos and Deaf Women United. She currently works as a community outreach manager for deaffriendly.com, collaborating with businesses to enhance their accessibility for multiple Deaf communities.

Webinar Overview

Participants will receive a pre-assessment form with questions related to diversity topics. 

Socorro García, who is Xicana Lesbian Deaf, was born in Chicago and raised in Wisconsin. After graduating from the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Gallaudet University. A Los Angeles resident, Socorro is a graduate student in Chicanx Studies at California State University, Northridge, where she continues exploring the reclaiming of her multiple Xicana identities. Her studies have enhanced her Barrix knowledge about lived intersectional oppression experiences, including 500 years of Chicanx history and practices of resistance and healing.

In November 2017, Socorro co-founded Alma de Muxeristas which grew to be a circle of six members currently. Alma de Muxeristas is a womxn-centered organization for DDBDDHHLD Latinx individuals who reside in Southern California. Socorro was featured in VoyageLA in June 2019, where she shared her lived experiences that led to her creation of pathways towards unlearned and relearned experiences, although she is continuously learning even today.

Socorro has served on the boards of Council de Manos and Deaf Women United. She currently works as a community outreach manager for deaffriendly.com, collaborating with businesses to enhance their accessibility for multiple Deaf communities.

  • Participants will describe the role of interpreters as members of the community when working with Deaf People of Color.
  • Participants will list three examples of how the roles of being a paid interpreter versus a community member are differentiated from a Deaf POC perspective.
  • Participants will list at least one example of how interpreters can advocate for Deaf POC when they need their own space to discuss, think, and create thoughts about interpreter roles. 

Participants will receive a Post-Assessment form that will identify their involvement and understanding of diversity topics covered in the webinar. 

Participants will provide feedback via a presenter evaluation form. 

This course is being offered for 0.2 CEUs PS- 1 hour of  webinar presentation & 1 hour of additional instruction. 

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