(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT
Virtual Workshop - Zoom
English with ASL Interpretation
0.2 PPO Professional Studies
ASLIS is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for a total of 0.2 PPO CEUs at Some Content Knowledge Level.
This workshop focuses on current political
Compare and contrast rights (federal vs state) in regard to sexual orientation and gender identity in the current laws
Identify the key groups creating these challenges and barriers
Explain key challenges for LGBTQ+ folks in accessing rights, benefits and services
Devise ally behaviors to support equality in the laws
Differentiate three key issues that potentially disempower same-sex couples and trans and nonbinary folks from having equality in the laws
CM Hall is a proud lifelong Oregonian and gleefully makes her home on the Oregon Coast in Newport. She has long been a community activist, committed to equity and social justice. Professionally, CM manages dual careers in both the field of interpreting grant administration and teaching. She is a nationally‐certified sign language interpreter, having earned a Bachelor’s in Interpreting from Western Oregon University and a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in LGBTQ and Gender Studies from Oregon State University. CM is the Co‐Director for the Protactile Language Interpreting National Education Program – an interpreter training grant, and co-teaches with Jelica Nuccio a course on DeafBlind Culture, Communication & CoNavigating. CM also teaches LGBTQ Studies sociology courses at Western Oregon University. Among her professional accomplishments, CM co-created DiscoverInterpreting.com, to encourage those considering a career in interpreting. She also created and runs an active Facebook group of the same name. CM regularly provides training and workshops on topics related to interpreting and for several years provided ongoing professional development for sign language interpreters on Guam and Saipan. CM also successfully ran a national campaign to convince the Unicode Consortium to add the ASL “I Love You” handshape to text emoji options on smart devices.
CM has worked as a LGBTQ organizer, trainer, fundraiser, and political strategist for nonprofit organizations and campaigns, and also leads social justice‐themed and fundraising how‐to workshops. She is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum of Oregon and completed the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education certificate in State and Local Leaders program.
CM has been recognized for her advocacy work by Basic Rights Oregon, Pride Northwest, and the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest, Campus Pride, the Human Rights Campaign, the Oregon Association of the Deaf, Oregon Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and Western Oregon University’s Stonewall Center. CM is proud of these honors as they represent projects and collaborations with many individuals over the years. In 2015, she was invited to present at a TEDx on the topic of linguistic access as a social justice issue. In 2018, CM was the first out queer person elected to the Newport City Council and was re-elected in 2022.
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