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Deaf Talks

  • 29 Apr 2014
  • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
  • 2100 Building: 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98144
  • 14


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Deaf Talks is a series of presentations in ASL by Deaf people about something they know and love. It is an unique opportunity to expand our language base through exposure to high-caliber language models in topic areas that weren't covered in the classroom.

Animated Journey through the Body on the Sugar Train

aj granda

Aj will take you on a VISUAL journey of sugar's path through the body as it is metabolized using role shift and personification - the secret ingredients of an excellent interpretation.

Bicultural/Bilingual Sharing in Personal and Professional Experiences

Julia Petersen

Julia will share her personal experiences growing up in a bicultural/bilingual family including her genogramShe will also discuss how this valuable tool is used when working with families. Participants will have the opportunity to draw their own genogram to assist them in developing a clear visual image when a deaf person describes his or her own family. 

Julia will also share her experience traveling & living in different countries where she communicated cross-cultural with hearing and deaf people. Sharing foreign signs will be a part of this presentation. 

Deaf Talks

help shape next year's series
send topic/presenter ideas to wsrid.pdc@gmail.com

 then watch WSRID.com for the next series
Spring 2015

*** 0.2 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies will be offered by the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor. ***

Special thanks to SLISNW for presenter recruitment


WSRID, as a diverse and inclusive body, has adopted a formal communication policy of direct communication in ASL for all events sponsored by WSRID .

This workshop will be provided in ASL.

See here for refund policy

The 2100 Building is ADA compliant.  To request accommodations, contact us at the email below by April 15th.

Still have questions?

Contact the WSRID Professional Development Committee West wsrid.pdc@gmail.com 

WSRID does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, marital status, political ideology, military or veteran status, parental status, or breastfeeding in a public place. This applies to all activities of the organization, including-but not limited to: employment, elections, meetings, workshops, and conferences. WSRID Officers, Board members, and committee Chairpersons shall be aware of this policy and uphold it at all times, in accordance with state and local law.

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