Power and Privilege: Understanding Our Impact as Interpreters

This workshop will allow participants to utilize social justice terminology, concepts, and language related to power, privilege, audism, and oppression. Power, privilege, and prejudice will be clearly distinguished and participants will explore and be able to recognize their own privilege and power and how it interacts with their interpreting work, and their presence in various communities. Biases, assumptions, fears and stereotypes will be highlighted and explored as participants relate to struggles faced by marginalized individuals. Culturally responsive interpreting services and community building techniques will be shared within the context of power and privilege and allyship will be presented and discussed as a mechanism to build solidarity within Deaf and interpreter communities.

Posted April 28, 2016 by Alex