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Tools For Allyship and Effective Advocacy

  • 18 Jun 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom

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  • first workshop is required to qualify for a la carte
  • first workshop is required to qualify for a la carte
  • first workshop is required to qualify for a la carte
  • first workshop is required to qualify for a la carte
  • first workshop is required to qualify for a la carte
  • first workshop is required to qualify for a la carte
  • first workshop is required to qualify for a la carte
  • first workshop is required to qualify for a la carte
  • first workshop is required to qualify for a la carte
  • first workshop is required to qualify for a la carte
  • installment options are available. You can pay $10 each month instead of $40 up front
  • installment options are available. You can pay $10 each month instead of $40 up front
  • installment options are available. You can pay $10 each month instead of $40 up front
  • installment options are available. You can pay $10 each month instead of $40 up front
  • installment options are available. You can pay $10 each month instead of $40 up front

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"Tools for Allyship and Effective Advocacy"

Presented by Isidore Niyongabo

Workshop Description:

Progressive and group-based learning on how to be an active ally as an interpreter before, during, and after assignments.


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Introspection on our common blocks and struggles when it come to deciding on what to do when faced with the need

  • Unlearn the automated habits from our training that easily make us bystanders in moments of injustice and inequity

  • Strengthening tools that we need as interpreters whenever we need to determine when and to activate our passion to advocate during our assignments in order to confidently navigate the interpreting profession and mainstream system as active allies/advocates

  • Discerning between advocacy by individual actions and advocacy by empowering our clients who are experiencing discrimination, oppression, or inequity

  • Examining the intersection of our Code of Ethics and good-will for effective allyship


About the Presenter

Isidore Niyongabo is the Chief People Officer at The Learning Center for The Deaf based in Framingham. He is currently serving a second term as the President of National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) and the founder and Executive Director of International Deaf Education, Advocacy, and Leadership (IDEAL). Most recently, Isidore was appointed for the second time to serve as the Co-chair for the 4th term of the Federal Communication Commission’s Disability Advisory Committee.  


Originally from Burundi, Isidore’s world changed when he contracted and survived spinal meningitis and started his journey as a Deaf person. After overcoming the challenges and obstacles in accessibility during his early education in Burundi, he moved to California to pursue higher education. His accessible and inclusive education in the U.S. started at Ohlone College, California where he graduated in ‘08 with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts, with  concentration in social sciences. Further, Isidore holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University, and a Master’s degree in Peace and Justice Studies from the University of San Diego with concentration in Human Rights advocacy, International Human Rights laws, conflicts resolution, and International Development. While not in his office, Isidore travels the world inspiring thousands through his personal story of perseverance, self-reliance, courage, and hope while advocating for an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible world for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.   


Dates and Times:

1/22/2022  9AM - PM  Zoom Only

2/19/2022 10AM - 12PM Zoom

3/19/2022 10AM - 12PM Zoom

4/16/2022 10AM - 12PM Zoom

5/21/2022 10AM - 12PM Zoom 

6/18/2022 10AM - 12PM Zoom Only


Regular (January 12,2022 -January 22, 2022)

Deaf Community member - Free
Members - $200

Non - members - $260
Students - $40 (installment plan available)


A la carte pricing*

Attendees are required to attend the first workshop to qualify for a la carte options. 

Members $50 for 1/22/2022 and $30 for any subsequent

Non members $70 for 1/22/2022 and $50 for subsequent

(Sliding Scale is available upon request - please contact pdc@sdcrid.org. No one will be turned away.)


-Target Audience: American Sign Language community members and service providers

-Presentation will be conducted in ASL via Zoom. Zoom registration available after confirming payment

-For all accommodation needs please email pdc@sdcrid.org by January 8, 2022

-Refund/Cancellation request may be made by contacting pdc@sdcrid.org

ASL Communication is an approved RID CMP sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.

This Power, Privilege, and Oppression Program is offered for 1.6 CEUs* at the Little/No Content Knowledge Level.

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, one may not receive CEUs if more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 5 minutes early. Partial CEUs are not awarded. 

Thanks, everyone!

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