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 Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to provide local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

Events Calendar

For a Google Doc view of events for this fiscal year, click here

Upcoming events

    • 01/11/2022
    • 12/13/2022
    • 12 sessions
    • Zoom

    Talking Circle/Open Forum 2022

    Zoom Online Meetings

    Upcoming Dates:

    #1 - 01/11/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PST

    #2 - 02/08/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PST

    #3 - 03/08/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PST

    #4 - 04/12/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PDT

    #5- 05/10/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PDT

    #6 - 06/14/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PDT

    #7 - 07/12/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PDT

    #8 - 08/09/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PDT

    #9 - 09/13/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PDT

    #10 - 10/11/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PDT

    #11 - 11/08/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PST

    #12 - 12/13/22, Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PST

    The SCRID Board and Committees would like to whole-heartedly thank those of you who attended our first few Talking Circles/Open Forums and invite you to join us again in the new year, 2022!  Any and all attendance/active engagement will continue to help shape the direction of SCRID and our collective response to changes in RID at the national level.  These sessions are a way to come together, in community, to share, support, and learn from each other’s diverse experiences and wisdom.  We all have much to share and so much more to learn.  Join, meet and greet, and network!

    We would like to take the time to engage and truly hear everyone's opinions and feelings during this session.  As such we suggest the following format adjustment to provide the most support and connection for all in attendance:

    - The first 30 minutes will be a large group discussion with a topic agreed-upon by the majority.

    - Afterwards, the next 30 minutes may become 2 Breakout Groups: A non-melanin group and a BIPOC group.
    (There will also be the option to not join a group--stay in the main room or leave/disconnect.)

    Some boundaries and general guidelines that will provide for the best use of our limited, valuable time are (in no particular order):

    1. Confidentiality and Sharing (maintaining the confidentiality of the group):  What is communicated here stays here.  What is learned here, please share.  Communicate only our own truths, on all occasions.
    2. Create and foster a space for learning and sharing.  Share our stories, feelings, and experiences rather than advise, solve, blame, or debate.  This means Active Listening--do not plan a response, be spontaneous.
    3. Check how much space you are taking up.
    4. Be open.  Treasure curiosity and openness to new ideas and concepts.
    5. Avoid Tone Policing.  Accept one another’s stories and emotions openly and lovingly, refraining from advice about proper storytelling, vocabulary/grammar, or unsolicited "helpful suggestions".
    6. Examine your defensiveness.  Explore our feelings of defensiveness for vital feedback about ourselves.  Find in the defensiveness ways for shattering old styles of perception.  This requires that we stay flexible and leave behind certainty and rigidity about our own opinions/beliefs.
    7. Pay attention and respond with love.  Read each other’s comments and hold them in our hearts.  Respond respectfully from our hearts. Use "I" statements to communicate to the point.
    8. Value our differences.  Regard our differences as sources of learning rather than division.
    9. Practice a culture of Calling "in".

    There may be more group guidelines that we agree to add to this list as we continue our Talking Circles/Open Forums.  If you have a suggestion or an addition, please contact a SCRID Board Member to work with us on providing the most safe, open, supportive, and professional environment for everyone.


    Please join us for the Talking Circle/Open Fora of 2022--the 2nd Tuesdays of each month, 7:30pm-8:30pm PT.  We will continue our conversations, growth, and transformation.  Invite more of our friends and colleagues to engage too!

    Topic: SCRID Membership Talking Circle/Open Forum

    Details: An open discussion regarding current RID Board Resignations, Racism, Audism, other "-isms" and SCRID’s (Our) Response.

    Time: 2nd Tuesdays every month, 7:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) (duration ~ 1 hr)

    Language:  ASL

    (Zoom Link and Password will be emailed to you once you register through SCRID's Wild Apricot Database system.)

    Warmly, Thoughtfully, and Compassionately,

    The entire SCRID Board and Committees

    Contact Person: Bob LoParo

    • 10/22/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506
    • 43

    Put your hand in it! A recipe for relevant progress in our profession

    Presented by Jonathan Webb

    22 October 2022

    9:00a - 1:00p PDT

    0.40 PS CEUs Available

    Location: Alondra Room, El Camino College, Torrance CA

    Annotated Map

    *No partial CEUs will be provided*

    *COVID Vaccination/Negative Test Verification Required. See below*

    Event Description:
    Many of us, when confronted with the call to enter volunteer leadership, instinctively take several steps back. There’s a common belief that we don’t know how to lead. Yet, if we look back on our lives we can often identify multiple examples of courageous leadership enacted with our own hands. In this workshop participants will be encouraged to consider the leadership skills they already have, and how those talents can be employed organizationally for the benefit of the profession and the communities we serve.

    Participants will:
    Explain in their own words what leadership means personally and explain the relevance of such in organizational leadership.
    Describe the challenges and obstacles to effective leadership, both personally and organizationally.
    Explain the role of leadership in our affiliate chapter and determine one way to engage more actively as a leader. 

    Target Audience:

    Practitioners, students, educators, mentors, and others invested in the profession of sign language interpretation.

    COVID Protocol: (The following information may be updated)

    All participants are required to adhere to ECC's COVID protocol, requiring masks to be properly worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. At entry screening points, visitors must show their vaccination card or a CLIA-approved negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of their visit. If they are unable to provide CLIA-approved lab results they will need to take a test at the ECC testing center.


    This will be an onsite event. A recording will be made available for asynchronous engagement and the earning of CEUs for registrants unable to attend on site. Please note your participation mode on your registration form.


    SCRID Member Interpreters - $30.00
    SCRID Student Members - $20.00  
    Deaf Community (Non-Interpreters) - $20.00
    Non-SCRID Member Interpreters - $45.00

    *Under the Region V reciprocity agreement, members of sister chapters within the region may register at member rates.

    Click here to view the event flier and presenter bio

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

    SCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This workshop is offered for 0.4 PS  CEUs. 

    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.

    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: Presenter and participants agree to foster an environment of mutual respect free from bias of any kind.

    Reasonable Accommodations:  Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received two weeks in advance of this event by contacting the email below.

    For any questions, please feel free to email

Past events

09/24/2022 What to do After Graduation
08/25/2022 SCRID Board Meeting - August 2022
06/10/2022 Annual Board Meeting & "Retreat" - June 2022
05/21/2022 SCRID Annual Membership Meeting - May 2022
04/09/2022 Strategies for Consumer Assessment: Latine/Latinx Deaf People
04/08/2022 SCRID Board Meeting - April 2022
03/18/2022 SCRID Board Meeting - March 2022
02/18/2022 SCRID Board Meeting - February 2022
01/21/2022 SCRID Board Meeting - January 2022
12/04/2021 BASL, WHAT THAT?
11/19/2021 SCRID Board Meeting
11/19/2021 Professional Interpreters Q&A Panel #2
10/15/2021 Board Meeting
09/17/2021 Board Meeting
08/20/2021 Board Meeting
07/22/2021 Talking Circle/Open Forum
06/11/2021 Board Meeting
06/11/2021 Annual Board Meeting & Retreat
05/08/2021 To Go...Or Not to Go...Interpreters: Essential and Vulnerable
05/08/2021 Annual Membership Meeting
04/10/2021 Board Meeting
03/13/2021 Board Meeting
02/27/2021 SCRID Online Social Event
02/20/2021 Bringing Home the Narrative: Does that really happen HERE?!
02/13/2021 Board Meeting
01/30/2021 Anti-Racist Discussion Group
01/09/2021 Board Meeting
10/17/2020 Building a Culture of Diversity Appreciation: Beyond Minoritized
10/10/2020 Bylaws Revision Town Hall
08/15/2020 TownHall Discussion on the Structure of RID, part 2
07/23/2020 CAD AB5 Panel Discussion and Q&A
07/14/2020 TownHall Discussion on the Structure of RID, part 1
06/05/2020 2020 SCRID Annual Board of Directors Meeting & Retreat
05/09/2020 Zoom Social Event
05/02/2020 2019-2020 SCRID Annual Membership Meeting & Identity Dive
04/17/2020 SCRID Online Board of Directors Meeting
03/20/2020 SCRID Online Board of Directors Meeting
02/22/2020 From the Parts to the Whole: Applying ASL Principles into Interpreting; Plus Board Meeting and Social!
01/24/2020 SCRID Online Board of Directors Meeting
01/10/2020 IOC Workshop at GLAD
11/16/2019 Deaf Refugees: Human Rights, Health, and Experiences
11/16/2019 F2F Board Meeting and Social Event
11/09/2019 AB5 Town Hall Meeting
11/02/2019 AB5 Town Hall Meeting
10/26/2019 AB5 Town Hall Meeting
10/18/2019 SCRID Online Board of Directors Meeting
09/21/2019 F2F Board Meeting, DeafNation Expo, and SOCIAL!
08/16/2019 Leadership Retreat & F2F Board Meeting
06/22/2019 2019 SCRID Annual Board of Director's Meeting
05/25/2019 Interpreting in Perinatal Settings
05/25/2019 2018-2019 SCRID Annual Membership Meeting
04/26/2019 SCRID Online Board of Directors Meeting
03/09/2019 The DeafBlind Way for Dummies
03/08/2019 SCRID Online Board of Directors Meeting
02/23/2019 The DeafBlind Way for Dummies
02/08/2019 SCRID Online Board of Directors Meeting
02/02/2019 Applying ProTactile to Practice
01/19/2019 Analyzing Real Life Decisions Workshop
01/19/2019 SCRID Face-to-Face Board of Directors Meeting & Workshop
01/08/2019 SCRID Leadership Orientation: PPM III
12/18/2018 SCRID Leadership Orientation: PPM II
12/04/2018 SCRID Leadership Orientation: PPM I
12/01/2018 The DeafBlind Way for Dummies
11/30/2018 SCRID Online Board of Directors Meeting
11/27/2018 SCRID Leadership Orientation: A Review of SCRID Bylaws
11/13/2018 SCRID Leadership Orientation: An Introduction to SCRID
10/26/2018 SCRID Online Board of Directors Meeting
10/13/2018 The Complete Package: It’s Not Just About Language
09/14/2018 SCRID Online Board of Directors Meeting
08/25/2018 Interpreting in Post-Secondary English Classes Workshop
06/23/2018 SCRID Annual Board of Director's Meeting
05/11/2018 SCRID Online Board Meeting
04/28/2018 Members Leading Leaders: The Best of the 2017 LEAD Together Conference
04/28/2018 2017-2018 SCRID Annual Membership Meeting
03/09/2018 SCRID Online Board Meeting
02/09/2018 SCRID Online meeting
01/27/2018 Foundations of ProTactile Training
11/18/2017 F2F Meeting and Twin Terrors: Fingerspelling & Classifiers
10/21/2017 SCRID 50th Anniversary Jubilee
10/13/2017 SCRID Online Board Meeting
09/23/2017 Telling the Story: Interpreting for Theatre
05/13/2017 Theatrical Interpreting Workshop (following Annual Meeting)
03/18/2017 Prehab...Don't Rehab!
02/18/2017 Interpreting in K-12 Settings Series: Physical Science Concepts
01/21/2017 Power & Privilege: A Personal "Pressing" Issue Workshop
12/03/2016 I KNOW...It's all TAXing
10/29/2016 Interpreting in K-12 Settings Series: Advanced Math Concepts
09/10/2016 Falling Into the DeafBlind World
05/14/2016 Light It, Drink It, Take It: Alcohol & Other Drug Signs workshop
03/12/2016 Interpreting in K-12 Settings Series: Biology Concepts
02/27/2016 Follow the Yellow Brick Toad: Forensic Listening
12/05/2015 "You have the right to..."
10/17/2015 Ethical Decision Making for ASL Interpreters
10/10/2015 Interpreting in K-12 Settings Series: Math Concepts
05/16/2015 Interpreting in K-12 Educational Settings: Not “Old School”



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