Thursday, October 3rd • 7:00—9:00 PM
Presenter: Jonathan Webb & Special Guests | CEUs: 0.2 PS
Held in Snoqualmie Room 1 & 2
Description: The 2019 WSAD/WSRID conference will open with a unique keynote presentation. Jonathan Webb, along with a panel of legacy members of both organizations, will discuss the history of the Deaf and interpreting communities here in Washington State. Along with this celebration of our history, Jonathan will inspire attendees to envision our future as individuals and as a community.
Jonathan Webb is a facilitator, writer, activist, educator, and mentor who started learning ASL in 1986 and began interpreting in 1993. He has specialized in visual/gestural communication, mental health interpreting, and comedy & storytelling interpreting. Jonathan has degrees in interpreting, liberal arts, deaf education, and theology, with post-doc work in clinical psychology. He has served at varying levels and in multiple capacities within RID and the field at large. Currently, Jonathan teaches at CSU-Northridge, serves as a freelance/IC interpreter, presides over Sign Enhancers Inc., and teaches/facilitates learning and practice in dialogic techniques in the context of social justice and consciousness development. His hobbies include ocean and beach time with family.