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Understanding Power, Privilege and Oppression


Websites / Blogs

Guide to Allyship -

Black Perspectives -

White Accomplices -

Anti-Racism Resources -

My Blackish Brain - Blog by Ritchie Bryant -

Anti-Racism Daily -


General Articles

"6 ways to be antiracist, because being 'not racist' isn't enough" - Rebecca Ruiz, June 2020

"What it means to be anti racist" - Anna North, June 2020

"Anti-Racist Action and Becoming Part of the Solution" - Jonathan W. Kanter, Ph.D. and Daniel C. Rosen Ph.D., August 2016

“What exactly is a microaggression?” - Jenée Desmond-Harris, February 2015

“Microaggressions Are A Big Deal: How To Talk Them Out And When To Walk Away” - Andrew Limbong, June 2020


Interpreting Specific Articles

“The Power of White Gaze: Erasure of Black Signers” - David Player, October 2020

“Dear White Deaf People” - David Player, September 2020



We highly recommend buying from an independent bookshop owned by people of color. You can find a list of them here!

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Racism Without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

What White Children Need to Know About Race by Ali Michael

White By Law by Ian Haney López

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel


Pre-Recorded, Interpreter Specific Webinars

Black Deaf Culture through the Lens of History

Kaleidoscope Within the Asian Deaf Community

Protactile and Black & Brown Trans-Queerness: Reducing Antagonisms in Our Work

Unpacking & Investigating Our Responsibility Within an Inherited System of Unequalized Power: the Interpreter and Deaf “Consumer” Relationship

The 50 Year Gap: Racial Disparities in Interpreting Programs and the Pathway Forward

Unpacking Power and Privilege

Social Justice Roundtable

Collaborative Storytelling on Social Justice

Black Narratives & Culturally Competent Services



General: Links to lists of links

Deaf Websites – Fighting audism through empowerment and education -

RID - Searchable database of accredited ASL / Interpreting college programs -


National / International Groups

National Association of the Deaf -

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Inc. -

RID Region I -

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters -



Rochester Deaf Community

Rochester Recreation Club of the Deaf -

Deaf Elders Around Rochester -

Deaf Wellness Center -

Monroe County Deaf Hub -

Deaf Refugee Advocacy -

Addiction Treatment and Rehab For Deaf And Blind Individuals -

Regional Center for Independent Living -

Center for Disability Rights -

National Center for Deaf Health Research -



Rochester Area ASL / Interpreter Education

RIT/NTID Interpreting Program -

RIT Randleman Program -

Keuka Interpreting Program -

MCC ASL Department -

University of Rochester ASL Department -



Rochester Interpreter Employment Opportunities

Interpretek (freelance agency) -

Sign Language Connection, Inc. (freelance agency) -

Midnight Kommunications (freelance agency) -

RIT (University) -

University of Rochester Medical Center (Strong Hospital and affiliates) - URMC Interpreting Services
University of Rochester Deaf Professional Interpreter Services - DPIS

BOCES (K-12) - Monroe One



Specialized ASL / Interpreting Resources

STEM signs in ASL - ASL Clear

STEM and Humanities signs in ASL - ASL Core

Annotated Bibliography of Legal Interpreting Resources - UNCO Annotated Bibliography

Mental Health Interpreting Resources - CATIE Center Webshops and Modules

Mental Health Interpreter Training - MHIT

Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting - RIT CHI

Masters in Healthcare Interpreting - RIT MS

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