Attendees can expect to examine the role of disempowerment has played in the oppression of Deaf people and to work to develop strategies on how to become true allies to the Deaf Community.
Dates & Locations
January 10 – 11th | Boston, MA | REGISTER NOW
March 7 – 8th | Albuquerque, NM | REGISTER NOW
March 21 – 22nd | Newark, CA | REGISTER NOW
September 12 – 13th | Houston, TX | REGISTER NOW
September 26 – 27th | Atlanta, GA | REGISTER NOW
November 6 – 7th | Richmond, VA | REGISTER NOW
Trudy will present, Interpreters: The Path From Deaf Disempowerment to True Allies. This presentation is a follow-up to her popular article, Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter. Participants can expect to explore potential conflicts and conflict resolution in circumstances where they may be unsure of cultural, professional, and personal boundaries. Participants will also work to understand the role of disempowerment has played in the oppression of Deaf people and will develop strategies on how to become true allies to the Deaf Community.
Trudy Suggs, born Deaf to Deaf parents, has worked as an educator, administrator and editor. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Gallaudet University, and a master’s degree from University of Illinois-Chicago. She has long been involved with many organizations, including serving as chair of the Illinois RID Deaf Caucus, the Minnesota RID Deaf Interpreting Group, RID’s national CDI task force, and the Illinois State Police Communication Issues committee. She has also served on numerous boards, including the National Association of the Deaf and the National Deaf Business Institute, and is a RID-certified deaf interpreter. In 2008, Trudy received the Gallaudet University Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumnus Award and the National Association of the Deaf CEO’s Award. In 2009, she was selected by Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for a National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award.