The ally concept has taken hold firmly in recent years, forcing difficult and uncomfortable conversations between interpreters and consumers. Technology, including social media and micro blogging sites, has acceseratied the discussion between consumers and interpreters. But one thing remains: wider, deeper and faster cultural change might occur if Deaf consumers and interpreters collaborate.
During this workshop, Corey Axelrod - a communications access professional and social justice advocate - defines ally behaviors from the Deaf perspective and maps out opportunities for interpreters to provide proactive and strategic support that will ake a concrete difference in improving the lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumers.
Attendees will leave the workshop with a better understanding of:
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals' varying perspectives on allyship.
- How micro-aggressions and tensions of power and privilege negatively impact the communication accessibility experience.
- The impacts of individual and systematic biases on Deaf individuals and other marginalized populations.
- The local and national issues affecting the Deaf community and interpreters' roles in addressing these issues.
- Participants will participate in question and answer periods and group discussions where peer and presenter feedback will be provided.
WRSD presents Corey Axelrod: The Ally in You - Advocating With the Deaf Community
April 6, 2019
Furculo Student Center
Longmeadow Campus of WRSD
Contact: Ami Slater