Why am I like this? Power, Privilege, and Oppresion (February 8, 2021) 3.0 CEU
***This class will begin on February 8, 2021***
This 3.0 CEU foundation course satisfies the RID CEU PPO requirement. The course examines the phenomena of power, privilege, and oppression and their effects on individuals, families, and communities in the context of the values of social and economic justice and the sign language interpreter profession. This five-week course is intended to increase awareness of the intersectionality of multiple oppressions focusing on ability, race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. Using a format of weekly video lectures, presented by a diverse group of presenters, participants will engage with one another in response to discussion questions. Using Bobby Harro’s Cycles of Socialization and Liberation, “Why am I like this?” will help participants gain self-awareness while identifying the sources of influence of personal biases and values that impact practice with diverse groups. Also discussed is how these biases show up in healthcare systems, social service agencies, learning institutions, and sign language interpreting. Presented are strategies to bring about personal and social change, moving forward toward empowerment or liberation.
On Monday of each week, participants are presented with a video lecture on a specific topic and are then required to respond to discussion questions and at least two other participants. All responses to discussion questions for the week are due the following Sunday at 11:55 pm. Participants progress at their own pace within the week.
**This class satisfies the PPO requirement of RID**
The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.
All classes are non-refundable.
Working sign language interpreters
David W. Hylan, Jr., Ed.D., CI/CT, LA Level V
David holds a doctoral degree from the Louisiana State University – Shreveport in Leadership Studies and a Master of Science degree in Deaf Education from Lamar University. He has been the executive director of the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center for the past 31 years. He has provided over 40 years of professional services as an interpreter and mentor. David is one of the founding members of the Louisiana Coalition of Service Providers and People Acting for Change and Equality (PACE).
David has provided interpreting services on the college level, medical, legal, and governmental situations. He serves as an RID Local Test Administrator. He is a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and the Louisiana Association of the Deaf and International Leadership Association. He has conducted workshops on the national, state, and local level in the areas of sign language interpreter training, leadership and interpreting ethics, and American Sign Language training.