Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

SCRID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). It is the mission of the Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to promote best practices, equity, and representation within the profession of Sign Language Interpreting; provide professional development and education for current and future practitioners; serve as a forum for ongoing assessment of and response to community needs; and, advocate to the public for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for users of both sign languages and spoken languages.

Power & Privilege: A Personal "Pressing" Issue Workshop

  • 01/21/2017
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • El Camino College


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Power & Privilege – A Personal “Pressing” Issue

With Bob LoParo

RID has begun to require trainings in "Power, Privilege, and Oppression" (PPO) subject matter, which seems like a pioneering move for our profession.  But our cultural and linguistic roots as ASL-English Interpreters (and "Of Color"!) have always negotiated the fine lines between recognizing those in Power/those without, those with Privilege/those fighting for basic dignities, overt displays of oppression, and micro-aggressions that further alienate certain groups, but forge alliance with others.  This workshop will begin the dialogue of recognizing our own personal Power Characteristics, Unconscious Privileges, and Micro-Aggressions that Elevate/Oppress and Approve/Invalidate others through self-analysis of personal choices in constructed examples.  Small Groups will discuss personal Power/Privilege/ Oppression characteristics that we may demonstrate in our daily lives. The RID-NAD CPC and PPO actions/inactions will also be contextually considered from multiple intersecting viewpoints, resulting in applied Best Practices outcomes for all stakeholders in Interpreting situations.

Educational Objectives:

-Participants will identify 2-4 of their personal Power, Privilege, and Oppressive characteristics

- Participants will rank their personal PPO characteristics on behavioral, cognitive, linguistic, and cultural norms spectra.

- Participants will formulate 2 creative approaches to defusing and reducing personal PPO characteristics in their daily lives.

- Participants will be able to specify at least one RID-NAD CPC tenet that applies to sample situations containing PPO occurrences. 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Board Meeting

1:00 - 5:00 pm Workshop

0.4 PS CEUs

This workshop follows the SCRID

Face to Face Board Meeting

  • Participate in Discussion
  • Get up-to-date info on SCRID activity & RID Moratorium
  • Updates on the 2017 National "LEAD" Conference!
  • Door Prizes 


El Camino College

16007 Crenshaw Blvd

Torrance, CA 90506

MBA (Math/Business/Allied Health) Room 107

DAILY Parking permit required

Map to El Camino College

Workshop geared towards working interpreters.

Interpreter Skill Level: Little/none knowledge Required.

Best parking in the lot on the corner of Redondo Beach BLVD and Crenshaw.  Lot K.



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