Thursday, July 19th 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.?
Friday, July 20th 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.?
Saturday, July 21st 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.
THE STATE OF TRILINGUAL INTERPRETING: UNDERSTANDING THE WORK, MOBILIZATION AND LEADERSHIP
Presenter: [NCIEC National Task Force?] Kristie Casanova de Canales
Date/Time: Thursday, July 19, 2012/ 9am-12pm
Abstract: The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research reports that 2.2 million deaf and hard of hearing persons use ASL as their primary language. The 2000 U.S. Census Bureau reports that 12.9%, (53,448,479) of the nation’s population is Hispanic, with an estimated 286,000 ASL users. Yet, according to Mano a Mano (2010) there is only an estimated 500 working trilingual interpreters to meet this demand.
Experts in the field report that trilingual interpreting is growing rapidly; with 50% of WRIEC survey respondents indicating that at least 50% of their work is trilingual. Surveyed trilingual interpreters and others report that this setting carries a unique set of demands that includes understanding accents and dialects, hearing English, signing ASL and mouthing Spanish, reconciling multiple registers, and code switching. So specialized is this task that the Texas Trilingual Certification was established.
This presentation shares the lessons learned as gleaned from a 2010 survey of 35 working trilingual interpreters, from the WRIEC 2010 Trilingual Roundtable, and from the work conducted by the National Trilingual Task Force established in early 2011 by the NCIEC. The workshop will allow trilingual interpreter to become better acquainted, enhance their ability to talk about the work, better understand the tools and processes needed to mobilize as a community, and identify related short and long term goals.
Instructional level: Intermediate
[National] Mano a Mano Meet and Greet
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Come join us for some fun, food, refreshments, mingling, and a discussion pertaining to the current status, and future goals, of Mano a Mano. Whether you are a Trilingual Interpreter who has worked in the field for years, a student who is learning both ASL and Spanish, or someone who has no ties to the trilingual world and who would love to find out more, you are welcome to join us! We will begin with a Zumba warm-up with Sabrina Patino followed by a bit of time to eat, drink, and connect with others. Then we will dive right into a discussion regarding the current strengths and areas for development in Region III, a brainstorming session to come up with future possibilities, and a wrap-up discussion to identify plausible goals and ways of achieving them. Discussion will be moderated by [National] Mano a Mano Region III Representative, Emma Shiver.
RID Region III 2012 Conference: June Updates
The Journey to Discover the Treasure Within
DEADLINES TO NOTE:
We will be offering a one hour Zumba class Thursday-Saturday! Donations toward RID Cares will be taken at the door. You spend your days signing it, now it’s time to shake it! Ditch the “workout” and join the party! Rock out to Salsa, Reggaeton, Merengue, Samba, Bellydance, Bollywood, Hip Hop and more in our very own Region III Zumba class.
Zumba Class Schedule:
There will be a special recognition luncheon held on Saturday, July 21. Those wanting to attend should register in advance and turn in your lunch order. The cost is $30 and entree options include:
The following groups will be meeting Wednesday, July 18 before the Opening Ceremony:
Region III Silent Auction Reminder: Don’t forget to bring your credit card or checkbook as the Region III Silent Auction will have SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE–from CEU-earning DVD courses to one-of-a-kind art created by Deaf artists and everything in between! Great raffle prizes will be awarded for just wandering around our boutique. Don’t miss out!
Conference Registration is OPEN!
You can book your hotel room here or make your reservation by calling Wyndham National Reservations at (877) 999-3223 and request the “RID Region III Conference” block. Rooms are ONLY $125.00 per night plus tax. This rate is available from July 14-24, 2012. Make your reservations by June 17, 5 p.m. CST.
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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)
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Esteban Amaro- NIC, EIPA 4.2, TX BEI: Trilingual Advanced