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

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

0.2 PS PPO CEUs credits 

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

In entertainment industries, Movies like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” don’t come around all that often partly because of how projects are put together. Chances are, the people brokering those deals — and determining who gets in the door and what stories are told — are white.

Even more disconcerting, are the lack of opportunities available for Deaf Black Talent. Not a lot of people understand what it takes to get in and how interpreters can positively or negatively impact their chances of getting any film/TV roles. 

How can interpreters authentically convey dialogue that accurately represents Black Deaf Talent persons? Learn more in Warren Snipe's  webinar.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify and describe what it means by the term: Black Deaf Talent.
  2. Participants will identify three examples of how to handle introductions and avoid oppressive assumptions when working with Black Deaf Talent.
  3. Participants will learn to become familiar with surroundings and cultural practices that can impact interactions positively or negatively when interpreting for Black Deaf Talent.

 

Purple Communications and Sorenson Communications are Approved RID CMP Sponsors for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program, Understanding the Interpreting Challenges with Black Deaf Talent in the Entertainment Industries, is offered for 0.2 PPO CEUs at the little/None Content Knowledge Level.

 

Purple Communications, Sorenson Communications, and Diversity Academy promotes and supports 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 Warren Snipe

Warren Snipe is known for Black Lightning (2018), If You Could Hear My Own Tune (2011) and Dr. Hand (2005).

Hailing from the landscapes of the DC / MD / VA area, Acclaimed Hip Hop Recording Artist, WAWA, has been hitting the ground running with music with insatiable drive since he first picked up the mic in 2005 and began writing and rhyming at an unstoppable pace. 

Warren “Wawa” Snipe is a multitalented artist and DIP-HOP (Hip-Hop through Deaf eyes) musician. He’s performed, nearly, all over the world educating people about deaf culture and deaf musicians in the music mainstream. Currently, he’s a recurring actor on CW Network’s Black Lightning.

Webinar Overview

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

Warren Snipe is known for Black Lightning (2018), If You Could Hear My Own Tune (2011) and Dr. Hand (2005).

Hailing from the landscapes of the DC / MD / VA area, Acclaimed Hip Hop Recording Artist, WAWA, has been hitting the ground running with music with insatiable drive since he first picked up the mic in 2005 and began writing and rhyming at an unstoppable pace. 

When you go to "WAWA's House", you'll be taken to a whole new level of music through DEAF eyes! With 15+ years in the game with no signs of slowing down at all, WAWA's critical reception and positive acclaim has manifested over the years through not only admirable work ethics, but also through a charismatic, diligent original persona and genre that he labels "Dip Hop" (Hip Hop through deaf eyes), a unique sound of audio & imagery that has helped the rising artist garner a growing fanbase that has landed him many opportunities onstage, in the studio, and everything in between that the industry offers.

His rendering of Dip Hop explores Hip Hop in a way where the focus is taking on challenges and educating people about deaf musicians in the hearing world. A pursuit where he hopes to put deaf Recording Artists on the map in the mainstream public interest. Something not only original, but admirable, genuine, and bringing music to a whole new world of audiences of artists where their disadvantage ultimately becomes their biggest one. Something that has strongly showcased WAWA's interest in inspiring to aspire. Even to those who are more challenged to do so.

Warren “Wawa” Snipe is a multitalented artist and DIP-HOP (Hip-Hop through Deaf eyes) musician. He’s performed, nearly, all over the world educating people about deaf culture and deaf musicians in the music mainstream. Currently, he’s a recurring actor on CW Network’s Black Lightning.

In entertainment industries, Movies like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” don’t come around all that often partly because of how projects are put together. Chances are, the people brokering those deals — and determining who gets in the door and what stories are told — are white.

Even more disconcerting, are the lack of opportunities available for Deaf Black Talent. Not a lot of people understand what it takes to get in and how interpreters can positively or negatively impact their chances of getting any film/TV roles. 

How can interpreters authentically convey dialogue that accurately represents Black Deaf Talent persons? Learn more in Warren Snipe's  webinar.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify and describe what it means by the term: Black Deaf Talent.
  2. Participants will identify three examples of how to handle introductions and avoid oppressive assumptions when working with Black Deaf Talent.
  3. Participants will learn to become familiar with surroundings and cultural practices that can impact interactions positively or negatively when interpreting for Black Deaf Talent.

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 PS PPO (Power, Privilege, and Oppression) CEUs: 1 hour  webinar presentation & 1 hour of participation in the online community discussion forum following the webinar. 

Diversity Academy Online provides:

PowerPoints

Pre/post assessment questions

Active participation in the online discussion forum 

 

You must be a member of Diversity Academy to earn and receive CEUs for each monthly webinar. This webinar is included with membership. 

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