Strategic Community Allyship: A Model of Success for Interpreters (past)

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Join Corey Axelrod for a discussion on strategic allyship between Deaf and interpreter communities. This is an ASL only event.

About this Event


Target Audience:

Certified, non-certified and student interpreters; members of the Deaf community

Workshop Description:

This workshop encourages participants to take a closer look at the perceived and actual benefits of strategic community allyship. Through Deaf lens, Corey Axelrod – founder and CEO of 2axend – will address privileges, individual and systematic biases and barriers, marginalization of ASL and Deaf culture, and the dynamics of social and systemic oppression. To address these long-standing issues that negatively impact the Deaf community, Corey will identify multiple ways sign language interpreters can effectively provide long-term individual and collective strategic support that will benefit the Deaf and interpreting communities.

After this workshop, participants will:

● Gain sensitivity and competence needed to effectively engage in conversations about overt oppression and the “-isms” the Deaf community faces;

● Identify and acknowledge potential where individuals’ powers and privileges may inadvertently or unintentionally oppress marginalized populations; and

● Understand and apply best practices to challenge the existing status quo and injustices.

Important note: This workshop will happen via Zoom. Once you have registered, you will receive a registration confirmation from Eventbrite. Please see the orange button "View Event Details" in that confirmation notice. That will lead you to all the information you will need to join the workshop on March 20 and receive CEUs and a certificate of participation.

Registration via Eventbrite. $40.00 (includes CEU processing fee)

Eligible participants may earn 0.3 CEUs in Power, Privilege and Oppression (PPO) at some content knowledge level from RID, Inc.

Cancellation Policy: Registrations are non-refundable. However, in the unlikey event that Maine RID or the presenter needs cancel this workshop, all attendees will receive a full refund.

Questions and comments can be directed to Polly Lawson at or Anna Perna at

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March 20, 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (past)


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