Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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Refund Policy for WSRID Events: 

  • All refund requests must be made in writing
  • Refund requests made more than 30 days before the event will receive a 100% refund.
  • Refund requests made between 30 days and 7 days will receive a 50% refund.
  • Refund requests made with less than 7 days will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Please note: Some workshops or events may have a different policy that supersedes this policy, so double-check registration information!


Upcoming Events

    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom
    • 44
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    What: “Think Me Nuthing?: Understanding the Uniqueness of the Black Deaf CommuniSaturday, April 24th • 9:00am-NOON

    This workshop will present the Black Deaf community’s uniqueness through the lens of the community’s history, culture, and linguistic variety of ASL, hidden from society until now. The audience will have the opportunity to examine why the Black Deaf community’s artistic and linguistics contributions have been overlooked or minimized by the predominately white Deaf community. 

    The participants will be able to: 

    • Discuss the contributing factors why there is insufficient documentation about the Black Deaf community.
    • Watch and analyze various genres of Black ASL literature through the observance of videos and discussion.
    • Develop an appreciation for the historical significance of Black Deaf folklore through the years.
    • Recognize the contributions of Black ASL Literature in our society.

    Biography: Ritchie R. Bryant is a dynamic, native American Sign Language (ASL) user and a culturally Deaf Texan. Currently working as a staff interpreter at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Ritchie has been presenting ASL/Deaf-related workshops for the past twenty years. Trained as an ASL mentor and ASLPI/SLPI evaluator, he used to train Deaf people to become ASL mentors for signers in the Rochester community under the Community Interpreter Grant. Ritchie obtained a bachelor’s degree in ASL degree from Gallaudet University and a master’s degree in Deaf Education from McDaniel College. He is also a certified Deaf interpreter who has been interpreting in the Deaf community since 2000. He served on the RID board as Deaf Member-at-Large from 2015-2017 and provided consultations to various organizations and agencies such as the development of Deaf interpreter evaluations to remote ASL mentor programs. His interests include developing African-American storytelling within the Deaf community, and video editing on his computer.

    DeafBlind Accommodations: Please email accommodation requests by April. 9th.

    Workshop will be presented in ASL.

    Zoom: It is very important that participants use their real name when joining a Zoom meeting. The host must know who is being admitted to the meeting. If you have not added your real name, the host will not admit you. If you have questions or concerns related to technology access, please email us as soon as possible.


    ASL Communication is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the “little/none” Content Knowledge Level.

    Refund Policy for WSRID Events:

    • All refund requests must be made in writing
    • Refund requests made more than 30 days before the event will receive a 100% refund.
    • Refund requests made between 30 days and 7 days will receive a 50% refund.
    • Refund requests made with less than 7 days will not be eligible for a refund.
    • Please note: Some workshops or events may have a different policy that supersedes this policy, so double-check registration information!
    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Deaf Terp Virtual Happy Hour Wednesday, April 28th | 6:30-7:30pm PST

    Deaf Terp Virtual Happy Hour

    Wednesday, April 28th | 6:30-7:30pm PST

    Dear Deaf Interpreters,

    So many of us have not been able to meet up in person the way we did before the global pandemic hit. Here’s a great opportunity to check in virtually and catch up! Would love to see you!

    This is a space for Deaf interpreters only.

    As always, it is very important that participants use their real name when joining a Zoom meeting. The host must know who is being admitted to the meeting. If you have questions or concerns related to technology access, please email us as soon as possible.

    DeafBlind Accommodations: Please email email accommodation requests by April 21st.

    • 12 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    Welcome! WSRID board meetings are open to all. That said, you must register in order to attend and receive a Zoom link. If you wish to address the board, please email our president to be placed on the agenda as time allows. The Zoom link and agenda is expected to be available the Monday before the scheduled meeting and will be emailed to registrants. The agenda will also be posted to the website.

    DeafBlind Accommodations: Please email accommodation requests by April 21st. The event will take place in ASL. 

    Zoom: It is very important that participants use their real name when joining a Zoom meeting. The host must know who is being admitted to the meeting. If you have not added your real name, the host will not admit you. If you have questions or concerns related to technology access, please email us as soon as possible.

    • 15 May 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 05 Jun 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 65
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    "What Really Going On? Social Justice Basics & Interpreting—Part 1"

    Are you new to the social justice conversation? Feeling lost in a sea of unfamiliar vocabulary? Feeling nervous about engaging people for fear that you will offend someone? This two-hour interactive workshop will encourage you to examine your own world, socialization, and thoughts on social justice issues as well as introduce you to basic social justice vocabulary and concepts. We will collectively engage in short readings, virtual activities, independent reflection time, and small group dialogue in order to better understand current day social justice issues and movements. We will end the session creating action plans on how you can immediately apply what you learned to interpreting and working with future clients. 

    The participants will be able to: 

    • Critically reflect on one’s own socialization around social justice issues regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, and more...
    • Explain how power, privilege, and marginalization manifest within social identities.
    • Understand and create examples of how intersectionality plays out and impacts relationships within interpreting and society.
    • Establish one action plan based on what was learned in the workshop and apply it to an interpreting situation.

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    "Anti-Blackness in Interpreting: How it is Embodied and What it Means for Racial Justice—Part 2"

    This interactive workshop provides a historical foundation of the roots of anti-Blackness, what it means and where it came from, present day interpretations, and how it is embodied in Deaf communities and Deaf/hearing relationships. Using activities, real-life examples, videos, and images we will break down definitions and concepts like color-evasiveness, whiteness as property and other helpful social justice concepts to better understand how we begin to expose and flush out anti-black ideas and unconscious and subtle ways of thinking and being. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own socialization around Blackness, engage in short community readings and small group dialogue. We will end the time together talking through how to apply this learning to your work as an interpreter as we move forward in the racial uprising and revolution.

    The participants will be able to: 

    • Understand and use social justice concepts specifically color-evasiveness, whiteness as property, and anti-blackness within context.
    • Identify how anti-blackness ideology and behaviors impact interpreting situations and the field.
    • Identify the ways they have been socialized to embrace anti-black ideologies and behaviors and how to unlearn this socialization and move towards anti-racist ideologies and behaviors.

    Biography: Dr. Lissa D. Ramirez-Stapleton is an associate professor at California State University Northridge in the Department of Deaf Studies and core faculty for the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program. Her research focuses on equity and access, identity development, and the educational history of Deaf students, faculty, and staff with a particular interest in the intersections of race, gender, and disability. She was a 2018-2019 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and is a member of the University of Michigan Diversity Scholars Network. As a private consultant for over 15 years, she conducts training, workshops, and keynotes on issues of social justice, equity and diversity across the country as well as supports campus climate assessments as a qualitative research specialist with Rankin & Associates Consulting. She is professionally involved with the Association for the Study of Higher Education and active within the National Black Deaf Advocates organization. Lissa previously worked as a student affair professional and with Semester At Sea. Her desire to support Deaf college Students of Color, led Lissa to pursue her doctorate at Iowa State University. She graduated in 2014 with her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education and Social Justice and a minor in Women's Studies. She earned her M.S.E. in College Student Personnel from the University of Dayton and B.S. in Social Work from Wright State University.

    DeafBlind Accommodations: Please email accommodation requests by April. 30th for Part 1 & by May 21st for Part 2.

    Workshop will be presented in ASL.

    Zoom: It is very important that participants use their real name when joining a Zoom meeting. The host must know who is being admitted to the meeting. If you have not added your real name, the host will not admit you. If you have questions or concerns related to technology access, please email us as soon as possible.


    ASL Communication is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.2 CEUs per workshop at the “little/none” Content Knowledge Level.

    Refund Policy for WSRID Events:

    • All refund requests must be made in writing
    • Refund requests made more than 30 days before the event will receive a 100% refund.
    • Refund requests made between 30 days and 7 days will receive a 50% refund.
    • Refund requests made with less than 7 days will not be eligible for a refund.
    • Please note: Some workshops or events may have a different policy that supersedes this policy, so double-check registration information!

Past Events

14 Apr 2021 April Board Meeting
31 Mar 2021 Virtual Social Hour
10 Mar 2021 March Board Meeting
20 Feb 2021 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Town Hall
10 Feb 2021 February Board Meeting
30 Jan 2021 Legislative Town Hall
13 Jan 2021 January Board Meeting
17 Nov 2020 Managing Stress for Interpreting
07 Nov 2020 hAndSfuL of Stories 2020 - Storytelling Event
24 Oct 2020 Annual Membership Meeting 2020
23 Jun 2020 The Use of Strong Language in the LGBTQAI+ Community
18 Jun 2020 Deaf American Indian History, Culture, and Language
29 May 2020 Picturing the English: Visualization Techniques for English to ASL Interpreting
27 May 2020 Message Analysis in ASL
05 Jan 2020 Deaf Talks 2020: Presented by WSRID and Deaf Spotlight
16 Dec 2019 Board Meeting
17 Nov 2019 Deaf Interpreter: How to Identify the Need
16 Nov 2019 hAndSfuL of Stories 2019 - Storytelling Event
05 Oct 2019 WSRID Annual Membership Meeting
04 Oct 2019 Deafies in Drag
03 Oct 2019 WSRID/WSAD Conference 2019
10 Aug 2019 WSRID Board Meeting
08 Jun 2019 WSRID Board Meeting
04 May 2019 Deaf-Hearing Interpreter Teams 101
22 Apr 2019 Community of Practice: Self-Care
25 Mar 2019 Community of Practice: Round Table Discussion of Scripts for Sticky Situations
28 Jan 2019 Community of Practice: Practicing Demand-Control Schema
05 Jan 2019 Deaf Talks 2019: Presented by WSRID and Deaf Spotlight
01 Dec 2018 WSRID Board Meeting (In person)
26 Nov 2018 Community of Practice: ASL to English Practice Part 2
17 Nov 2018 hAndSfuL of Stories 2018 - Storytelling Event
17 Nov 2018 Consumer Orientation, Gender Bias: Two wokshops--Presenter: Colleen Jones
03 Nov 2018 WSRID Business (Membership) Meeting/Workshop
22 Oct 2018 Community of Practice: Demand Control Schema
15 Oct 2018 Bridging the Gap Training of Trainers Institute
10 Oct 2018 WSRID Board Meeting Online
24 Sep 2018 Community of Practice: ASL to English Practice
17 Sep 2018 Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training (64 hours)
16 Sep 2018 TEST- Electronic Vote
16 Sep 2018 WSRID Board Meeting (In person)
27 Aug 2018 Community of Practice - Initial Meeting
20 Aug 2018 WSRID Board Meeting Online
11 Jul 2018 WSRID Board Meeting (In person)
11 Jul 2018 RID Region V Conference 2018
20 Jun 2018 WSRID Board Meeting Online
11 Apr 2018 WSRID Board Meeting Online
10 Feb 2018 ASLize Science! How to Convey Science in ASL
25 Jan 2018 WSRID Board Meeting Online
06 Jan 2018 Deaf Talks 2018: Presented by WSRID and Deaf Spotlight
18 Nov 2017 hAndSfuL of Stories 2017 - Storytelling Event
13 Nov 2017 WSRID Board Meeting Online
05 Oct 2017 WSRID 2017 Conference—IntertWINEd
16 Sep 2017 WSRID Board Meeting In Person
16 Aug 2017 WSRID Board Meeting Online
07 Aug 2017 Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training (64 hours)
27 Jun 2017 BEI Overview presentation
26 Jun 2017 BEI Overview Presentation
19 Jun 2017 Bridging the Gap Training of Trainers Institute
03 Jun 2017 WSRID Board Meeting In Person
24 May 2017 WSRID Board Meeting ONLINE
22 Apr 2017 WSRID Board Meeting In Person
26 Mar 2017 Becoming Accomplices: Identifying and Unpacking Power and Privilege in Signing Communities (Seattle Event)
25 Mar 2017 Becoming Accomplices: Identifying and Unpacking Power and Privilege in Signing Communities (Spokane Event)
20 Mar 2017 WSRID Board Meeting ONLINE
06 Jan 2017 AA: How It Works
13 Dec 2016 WSRID Board Meeting ONLINE
06 Nov 2016 2016 WSRID Business Meeting
22 Oct 2016 hAndSfuL of Stories - Storytelling Event
18 Sep 2016 Deaf Talks
24 May 2016 WSRID Board Meeting ONLINE
06 May 2016 Patrick Fischer- Performance
29 Apr 2016 A Brief Introduction to Demand-Control Schema
16 Apr 2016 WSRID Board Meeting In Person
30 Mar 2016 Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser
24 Mar 2016 Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser
24 Mar 2016 Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser
24 Mar 2016 Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser
24 Mar 2016 Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser
24 Mar 2016 Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser
24 Mar 2016 Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser
23 Mar 2016 Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser
02 Mar 2016 WSRID Board Meeting ONLINE
20 Feb 2016 Deaf Interpreters: What Can Be Benefited from Their Services
09 Jan 2016 Coffee Chat
17 Nov 2015 WSRID Board Meeting ONLINE
16 Nov 2015 DeafBlind Town Hall
10 Oct 2015 2015 WSRID Conference Saturday night entertainment
10 Oct 2015 2015 WSRID Business Meeting
09 Oct 2015 2015 WSRID Conference Friday night entertainment
08 Oct 2015 2015 WSRID Annual Conference
03 Oct 2015 CDI/CHI Legal Team Interpreting
19 Sep 2015 WSRID Board Meeting September 2015
18 Aug 2015 WSRID Board Meeting ONLINE
08 Aug 2015 RID 2015 Conference
30 May 2015 Interpreter Licensure: Implementing Change Together
15 May 2015 A New Era in DeafBlind Interpreting Using TASL
08 May 2015 Bringing Back Gallaudet's Sesquicentennial Celebration With a Focus on the 15 Visionary Leaders
26 Apr 2015 Deaf Spotlight Presents: God of Carnage
26 Apr 2015 WSRID Board Meeting
25 Apr 2015 Deaf Spotlight Presents: God of Carnage
25 Apr 2015 "Show What You Know" Presented by Sharon Neumann Solow
24 Apr 2015 Deaf Spotlight Presents: God of Carnage
21 Apr 2015 Deaf Talks
19 Apr 2015 Deaf Spotlight Presents: God of Carnage
18 Apr 2015 Deaf Spotlight Presents: God of Carnage
17 Apr 2015 Deaf Spotlight Presents: God of Carnage
16 Apr 2015 Deaf Spotlight Presents: God of Carnage
14 Apr 2015 Deaf Talks
07 Apr 2015 Deaf Talks
27 Mar 2015 WSRID Board Meeting
20 Dec 2014 Glossing: Good for Hair, Bad for Interpreting
17 Nov 2014 Interpreter Forum
15 Nov 2014 Workshop on American Sign Language Slang and Colloquialisms Part 1
10 Oct 2014 A New Era in DeafBlind Interpreting Using TASL
27 Sep 2014 Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre's "Shirley Valentine"
26 Sep 2014 Cocktail 101 -Kathy Loucks EIPA Scholarship Fundraiser
26 Sep 2014 WSRID Annual Conference TOGETHER! 2014
25 Jun 2014 RID Region V Conference
07 Jun 2014 Medical Interpreting as Seen Through a Deaf Patient’s Perspective - June 7 and 14
31 May 2014 Lance Forshay Workshops
30 May 2014 AuDism Unveiled with Lance Forshay
29 May 2014 WSRID Board Meeting
29 Apr 2014 Deaf Talks
22 Apr 2014 Deaf Talks
19 Apr 2014 EIPA Written Assessment Overview & Preparation
15 Apr 2014 Deaf Talks
12 Apr 2014 WSRID Board Meeting
25 Mar 2014 WSRID Board Meeting
22 Feb 2014 Setting Your Fees: Thinking About Money 2014
21 Feb 2014 Educational Interpreter Workshops
06 Feb 2014 MHIT's 7th Annual Clinical Training
05 Nov 2013 Bridging the Gap: Creating a Community of Support for Deaf Survivors
02 Nov 2013 Special Performance by Jeremy Quiroga and Terry Docktor
01 Nov 2013 2013 WSRID State Conference
26 Oct 2013 Specialized Medical Terminology for Court and ASL Interpreters
14 Sep 2013 Self Defense for Interpreters *CANCELED *
09 Aug 2013 RID National Conference
22 Jul 2013 WSRID is hosting a CSI Meet & Greet
11 May 2013 MITF Meeting Bellingham Interpreter community
10 May 2013 MITF Meeting Bellingham Deaf community
20 Apr 2013 MITF Meeting Vancouver Interpreter community
19 Apr 2013 MITF Meeting Vancouver Deaf community
06 Apr 2013 Cancelled: Metaphor in ASL
06 Apr 2013 MITF Meeting Seattle Interpreter community
05 Apr 2013 MITF Meeting Seattle Deaf community
23 Mar 2013 MITF Meeting Tacoma Interpreter community
22 Mar 2013 MITF Meeting Tacoma Deaf community
08 Mar 2013 MITF Meeting Richland Deaf community
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