"Interpreting for Accessibility: Entering the Space of Latinx Deaf People"
Presented by Socorro Garcia
The workshop provides sign language interpreters with the tools for
considering and understanding Latinx Deaf’s needs, while also providing accessibility in a healing space. Latinx Deaf people typically must deal with challenges, injustices, and oppressions based on not only by their being deaf, but also by other factors such as those related to their gender or their ethnicity. Participants also will learn how to recognize such factors, and how to avoid reinforcing this oppression. This in turn helps them provide Latinx Deaf with accessibility to content and a space in which they feel accepted and free of any
1. Participants will become aware of intersectional oppressions and how these oppressions affect Latinx Deaf on a daily basis.
2. Participants will report an understanding of the phonocentric perspective and how they can transition their perspectives to Latinx Deaf’s vision or perspective via cross-communication and cultural meditation.
3. Participants will become aware of healing spaces and how to preserve such spaces while being in solidarity with Latinx Deaf consumers.
About the Presenter
Socorro Garcia received a master's degree in Chicanx Studies from California State University, Northridge. She is the co-founder of Alma de Muxeristas and currently an advisory board with the Council de Manos to support by planning, strategizing, organizing, and mobilizing humanity within multiple signing communities that connect to and serve BIPOC Chicanx/Latinx populations. She has a deep passion for healing to create healthier emotions, allowing us to reconstruct ourselves in a new self-aware way.
Workshop will include:
Presentation - 9:30am-10:30am
Deaf Latinx Panel - 11am-12pm
BIPOC Interpreter Panel - 1pm-3pm
Early Bird: Members $25/ Non- Member:
$35/ Student: $10
General Admission begins May 27th: Members: $35/ Non-
Member: $45/ Student: $15
Deaf Community Members: Free
Sliding Scale: Contact PDC Chairs
You will receive your zoom registration link in your confirmation email.
SDCRID would like extend a special thank you to this event's sponsors:
Deaf Community Services of San Diego
Network Interpreting Service
Target Audience: American Sign Language Interpreters
Presentation will be conducted in ASL via Zoom. Be sure to save your Zoom link.
For all accommodation needs please email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 22, 2021.
Refund/Cancellation request may be made by contacting email@example.com
ASL Communication is an approved RID CMP sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.
This Power, Privilege, and Oppression Program is offered for 0.40 CEUs* at the Little/No Content Knowledge Level. No partial CEUs will be given for this event.
SDCRID promotes an environment of mutual respect free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class.
*Note on CEUs:
In accordance with CMP Sponsors and RID, you may not receive CEUs if you are more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 5 minutes early. Partial CEUs are not awarded. Thanks, everyone!