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.

Building a Culture of Diversity Appreciation: Beyond Minoritized

  • 10/17/2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom (Link will be emailed 24 hours before the workshop)


Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


Building a Culture of Diversity Appreciation: 

Beyond Minoritized

Presented by Antonio Goodwin

Saturday, October 17, 2020

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

0.30 CEU’s Power, Privilege and Oppression
* No partial CEUs will be provided *


SCRID Members 


Deaf Interpreters


SCRID Student Members


Non-SCRID Members


Deaf Community Members (non-interpreters)


Region V Affiliate Chapter Members



Due to the financial hardship many are facing right now, SCRID will be covering part of the cost for the workshop so that we can bring discounted rates to our members.


Workshop Description: 

This workshop looks at the definition of Diversity (capital D) and discusses the impact that common usage and overuse has had on our own professional, personal, and societal psyche in relation to Diversity. We craft out what a culture of Diversity looks like, both personally and professionally, through dialogue and inquiry to develop a culture of D/diversity appreciation in the field of ASL interpreting. Included in the workshop are discussions about 1) different types of diversities, 2) intersectionality, 3) microaggressions, 4) identity and identity politics, and 5) creating a professional space that engenders, acknowledges and promotes diversity appreciation, not just the idea of diversity. We look at ways to highlight, spotlight, and confront attitudes and behaviors that serve as barriers to a culture of diversity appreciation, highlighting anti-blackness ideologies and emphasizing anti-racism approaches.

RID CEUs: 0.30 PS CEUs 

This workshop will be conducted in American Sign Language (no voice interpretation will be provided)

For any questions, please feel free to email 

Location: Online (Zoom)

We will email you a zoom link to the workshop 24 hours before the start of the workshop. 

This workshop is designed for ALL knowledge levels.

About the Presenter: 

Antonio Goodwin has based his education on dealing with this notion of difference and diversity. His work in law school (Vanderbilt Law School) dealt with proposing a statutory way through the legal system beyond ontological criminality of African Americans. His work in divinity school (Vanderbilt Divinity School) focused on religion and the public sphere, African American political ethos and advocacy, masculinities, social injustice regarding prison systems, and the politics of difference. As a professional sign language interpreter for over 18 years, Antonio has been in a variety of group settings: having interpreted at the National Black Deaf Advocacy conference for three national conferences; having served as president of the National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc. (NAOBI, Inc.) for two terms; having served on the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) Diversity Council for two terms and having penned the draft of its first comprehensive (and later published) Diversity Statement, this topic is an integral part of Antonio’s life.

Learning Objectives: 

To develop personal working definitions of diversity and diversity appreciation; To define identity politics and its role in societal power structures; To define and recognize microaggressions given and received, To develop a preliminary personal statement about what a culture of Diversity appreciation in the ASL interpreting profession and to write own ways to create it; To define anti-blackness and its influence in the ASL interpreting profession; To discuss anti-racism approaches as personal choices to implement in creating a culture of Diversity appreciation; To write down 5 common ways ASL interpreters minoritize, diminish, or perpetuate a "less-than" view of someone ethnically or culturally different from them.

SCRID Cancellation Policy:

In the event that SCRID cancels an event, refunds or transfers to future SCRID events are possible. Pre-registrants will be notified immediately upon cancellation. No Partial CEUs will be provided.

SCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This workshop is offered for 0.30 CEUs (Pending) at the Professional Studies Content Knowledge level.

Refunds for individual registration cancellations may be requested if SCRID receives notification of said cancellation 3 days prior to the event. Registrations are non-refundable for late cancellations after this date without verification of serious circumstances to be determined by the SCRID board on a case-by-case basis.  Email to request refunds stating the event name, event date and justification for late cancellation. All requests for refunds for late cancellations must be approved by the SCRID board.

Non-Discrimination: SCRID promotes an environment of mutual respect free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class. Presenter and participants agree to foster an environment of mutual respect free from bias of any kind. 



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