"Change Starts With Me! Breaking the Conditioning of Whiteness"
Presented by Cheryl Gallon
Topics of social justice have become increasingly more prevalent in interpreter trainings and interpreter education. Rarely do we see an exploration of Whiteness and the hurdle it poses to achieving equity. The conditioning of Whiteness is so pervasive in American institutions it is often accepted as the norm. This introductory workshop will explore the conditioning of Whiteness, possible impacts on colleagues and consumers, and an exploration of opportunities to act as agents of change toward an anti-racist practice. All races are welcome and invited to join in this critical exploration. Focus will be devoted to the shift White folks can enact. The work of transformative justice does not only benefit those that are oppressed. By everyone confronting acts of injustice we can all gain liberation. Participants will be asked to complete a reading preparation activity prior to the day of the workshop.
Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
1. Analyze racial microaggression and the possible impacts on
BIPOC colleagues and BIPOC Deaf consumers
2. Explore themes related to White fragility, how they apply to White
interpreters and the strategies to interrupt oppressive actions
3. Identify resources for continued growth in anti-racism
About the Presenter
Cheryl Gallon MA, CI, CT, NAD V, has been an ASL–English interpreter
since 1995 primarily working as community interpreter in business, medical and mental health, and social service settings. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Studies from California State University, Northridge and a Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity from St. Catherine University. Over the years, Cheryl has served the local interpreting community in a variety of support and leadership roles for the Sacramento Valley chapter of RID. Since 2007, she has enjoyed supporting students’ growth as an adjunct faculty member in American River College’s Interpreter Preparation Program. Her research interests include those related to how interpreting practitioners’ racial identity and cultural competency impact Deaf consumers of color, as well as enhanced ways to practice equity as an interpreter practitioner and interpreter educator. Cheryl lives in Sacramento, California with her husband Marcus and three active children.
Date and Time:
December 4, 2021 10AM to 1PM PST
Early Bird (through November 23rd)
Deaf Community member - Free
Members - $35
Non - members - $45
Students - $10
Regular (November 24-December 4, 2021)
Deaf Community member - Free
Members - $45
Non - members - $55
Students - $15
(Sliding Scale is available upon request - please contact email@example.com. No one will be turned away. All rates include a Solidarity option of plus $5)
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org by November 20, 2021.
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ASL Communication is an approved RID CMP sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.
This Power, Privilege, and Oppression Program is offered for 0.3 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.