SDCRID workshop series is proud to host
Suzanne Lightbourn, NIC Master, CI, CT, SC:L
Certified ASL Interpreter


Taboo Workshop: An Assessment of Interpreter's Status and their Oppression of Groups

This workshop will be presented over two days, November 14 & 15, 2014.


The Taboo workshop is an individual assessment of class status, gender privilege and race privilege and how an interpreter's background, beliefs and upbringing may affect the interpreting process and delivery.

The course will encompass Self identification of wealth level in family of origin, beliefs about oppressed groups related to race, gender, language use, class status and other societal classifications.

The group's environment will be a safe place to discuss long held beliefs, intentional or not, and how to consciously interpret reflecting the intent of the message.

Friday, November 14, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Check in at 5:30pm

**Light refreshments will be provided** feel free to bring your own dinner.

During this portion of the workshop, we will discuss taboo subjects within interpreting, observe a video experiment, participate in group assignments, complete a writing exercise

Saturday, November 15, 8:00am-1:00pm
Check in at 7:30am

**continental type breakfast will be provided**

During this portion of the workshop, you will participate in exercises, review placement of individuals in interpreting situations, and practice in groups.

**Lunch is included in your workshop registration**

Workshop will be conducted in ASL. No voice interpretation will be provided.

Presenter Bio:

Suzanne Lightbourn is a Mexican-American Lesbian interested in Multicultural issues and identifying people of color in any room she enters. Ms. Lightbourn graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a BA in Psychology and New Mexico State University with a MSW in Social Work. She has been interpreting for 30 years and prides herself by providing friendly, professional service. Suzanne Lightbourn has background in Medical, Legal, Trilingual Deaf-Blind and a multitude of interpreting genres. Her involvement in the National Multicultural Interpreter Project began a lifelong quest to learn the true histories of oppressed groups and to influence a future of positive living. Ms. Lightbourn has been living in San Diego County since 2005 enjoying the beautiful weather by running, cycling, swimming and going to Disneyland with her partner, Hilda Colondres every chance she gets.

Ms. Lightbourn enjoys mentoring serious interpreting students for a chance to influence the future of interpreting.

Early bird registration deadline: November 6, 2014.

.8 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies will be offered by the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.

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