Unintended Biases of Good Interpreters

  • Saturday, February 24, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom
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  • Voting or Non voting member, needing CEUs.

Registration is closed

.3 PPO CEUs & ethics credit from ICRC approved.

Students can register for free.
OKRID members: $15 (login to your account to register)
Non members: $30

We all strive to be good interpreters, but what if we have biases we don’t mean to have or don’t even know we have? This webinar, inspired by the book “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People,” will seek to answer these questions. Using direct instruction, storytelling, discussion, and different types of online tests, participants will learn when and how biases are formed, where biases reside in the brain, and where those biases can manifest when interpreting. Participants will also take online tests to identify their personal implicit biases and learn research-based effective strategies for mitigating those biases. The training will support a continuous mindset that balances diversity, inclusion, and allyship. This workshop will be conducted in ASL.

Educational Objectives:
-Define implicit bias
-Explain how implicit biases are formed
-Analyze interpreting work for bias potential
-Identify areas of personal bias that impact interpreting work
-Develop strategies to mitigate personal biases

About the presenter: Holly Palermo, MS, NIC

Holly Palermo, a heritage language user of ASL, holds a master’s degree from the University of North Florida in ASL/English Interpreting Pedagogy and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Texas Wesleyan University. She assesses interpreters and teaches webinars for Sorenson and has taught interpreting courses at OSU-OKC and the University of North Florida. Holly is the daughter and niece of proud Oklahoma School for the Deaf graduates and lives in Edmond, where she enjoys an empty nest with her husband Pete and their three dogs. 

REFUND POLICY: You may request a refund up to 7 days prior to the event. Any requests made after February 17 will be eligible for transfer to another participant but no refunds will be issued.

ACCOMMODATIONS: For reasonable accommodations, please contact us: president@okrid.org

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias.

Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.

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