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Power & Privilege – A Personal “Pressing” Issue

  • 24 Sep 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Deaf Community Services of San Diego 1545 Hotel Circle South
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  • this is for ALL persons wishing to register for the workshop regardless of membership or affiliation. Lunches may not be guaranteed for this category
  • this is for SDCRID PDC admin only.

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San Diego County Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf presents

Power & Privilege – A Personal “Pressing” Issue

presented by Robert "Bob" LoParo

(.8 CEUs)

Workshop Description: 

RID will begin 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.

Presenter Biography: 

Bob LoParo—RID CI, CT, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University. He has trained and interpreted extensively with DeafBlind individuals, Alcohol/Drug Addiction Services, Theatrical/Performance (Juilliard School/Theatre Access Program/Theater Development Fund), cruise vacations, post-secondary settings, and conferences (state, regional, national, and international). 

He has been involved with multiple RID Member Sections since he joined RID in 1999 more about Bob on our website under Power & Privilege Presenter in Events tab 

September 24, 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm .8 CEUs 

one hour lunch break - Continental-style breakfast will be served; Lunch included with registration

Deaf Community Services of San Diego 

(address and other info provided after registration)

CMP  0.8 CEUs in the category of 

Professional Studies will be offered 

by the VRS Interpreting Institute an 

approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.

Audience & Accommodations: 

Open to interpreting students and practitioners, Deaf people and instructors. Workshop will be presented in American Sign Language. If you do not sign, and are registered for the event, you may request an interpreter two weeks prior to event. Please send email to 

We want to thank our Sponsors! 



Please see our website for details on costs, deadlines for registration, and refund policy or additional questions, email us 

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