27oct6:00 pm8:00 pmSo You Wanna Talk About Difference? - Restorative Conversations0.2 PPO6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT Virtual Workshop - Zoom
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT
Virtual Workshop - Zoom
English with ASL Interpretation
$20.00 for all registrants
All workshop registrations are final. No refunds.
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.
Perceived privilege and power inform communication
Perceived privilege and power inform communication – too often result in acts of microaggression, oppression, barriers to effective communication and subsequently inequities in outcomes. Many people recognize the need to have conversations around race and other loci of oppression (gender, ability, ethnicity, age). This project endeavors to bring practitioners together in safe spaces where individuals are able to interact comfortably about very challenging issues by engaging in restorative conversions and employing intentional strategies toward mitigating powerisms, and their effects, in everyday language
This workshop is structured so participants can engage in a meaningful exchange with colleagues to implement strategies, for engaging in productive dialog about difference, to encourage change, mitigate microaggression, and foster personal and professional growth.is an opportunity for interpreters seeking to further explore the systemic nature of Power, Privilege and Oppression.
Mindful of systems of Oppression, ways in which oppression is internalized and how everyday language reinforces and perpetuates oppression, This workshop is structured to encourage and foster meaningful exchange about difference.
The overarching goal of this endeavor is to encourage change, mitigate microaggression, and foster personal and professional growth participants will:
1. Create a space where respect, honesty, and openness prevail, where sharing is welcome, and support is provided to navigate difficult conversations.
2. Foster insight into -and/or expose- beliefs, attitudes behaviors that inform microaggressive and oppressive behaviors.
3. Implement intentional strategies for engaging in productive dialog about difference.
4. Expose the dynamics of oppression when interacting.
5. Explore opportunities to think about language and how it is related to oppression.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:
1. Identify feelings and attitudes that emerge when encountering/talking about difference, within the framework of microaggressive and oppressive behaviors
2. Discover ways to reconsider perceptions, misperceptions, and prejudices.
3. Employ intentional strategies to navigate through difficult conversations about difference within the framework of microaggressive and oppressive behaviors.
Lisa L. Weems is a Certified Member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) practicing in the DC-MD-VA region. Lisa has practiced for more than 25 years in the field of Sign Language Interpreting and hold three National Certifications – Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration (CT) and National Interpreter Certification (NIC).
She is an experienced professional ASL Interpreter/Transliterator with an extensive background in settings spanning from public access to highly specific, in addition to extensive project experience extending from concept to implementation and leadership. Over the past 15 years, her professional focus has broadened toward mentoring, education and training, program development and oversight, outreach, social justice and diversity and inclusion. She is currently working toward completing a Master of Arts Degree in Interpreter Studies (Pedagogy) at Western Oregon University which will give didactic foundation to an experiential aggregate of program development extending from concept to implementation and management. She has a comprehensive accumulation of experience and education, and a wealth of cultural knowledge informing her ability to navigate diverse settings.
Her active involvement in RID, the Potomac Chapter of RID (PCRID) and the National Alliance of Black Interpreters (both the national [NAOBI, Inc] and the local level [NAOBI-DC]) has presented a wealth of leadership opportunities. She has served as President (NAOBI-DC), Conference Chair and Professional Development Chair (PCRID) Restructuring Committee Chair (NAOBI, INC), By-Laws Committee Chair (NAOBI-DC) and Conference Facilitator (RID) and currently serves on the Professional Development Committee, and the Diversity Council for RID. She was recently granted a leadership role within RID; oversight of the development of a webinar series that will present education on topics under the umbrella of Diversity and Inclusion.
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