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The Use of Strong Language in the LGBTQAI+ Community

  • 23 Jun 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online
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WSRID knows that COVID-19 has deeply impacted people both personally and financially. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Sorenson, and our CMP sponsor, ASL Communications, the following webinars are being offered to certified and associate WSRID members free of charge. Registration opens Monday, May 11th at wsrid.com/events with a 15-person limit for each webinar. In an effort to provide these webinars to those most impacted and to as many members as possible, we ask that you limit your registrations to no more than two. If a webinar still has room two days prior to the event, members may add it as a 3rd event.

The Use of Strong Language in the LGBTQAI+ Community

June 23th @ 4–7pm (PST) — Presenter: Max Williamson

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, Intersexual, and more (LGBTQAI+) community have unique vocabulary and cultural nuances. For this reason, it is important for the interpreting community to learn and expand their knowledge of these conventions. This webinar will start with an introduction on vocabulary for each of the LGBTQAI+ groups, and then focus in depth on their shared cultural nuances and strong language use, including its acceptable use.

About the Presenter:

Max Williamson, MA, DI, ASLTA qualified, has been passionate about ASL and language mentoring for 16 years. He currently works as an interpreter education specialist at Sorenson. He received a bachelor of science degree in the interpreting training program from Eastern Kentucky University. When the masters in sign language teaching program was unveiled at Gallaudet University, he took the opportunity to further his career in the study of ASL. He received his master of arts in sign language teaching in May 2013. Max is driven by his passion to work with interpreters to provide language mentoring and sharing of the language and cultures of the Deaf. He is currently living in Annapolis, MD and enjoys horseback riding, babysitting dogs, and watching action movies.

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