Tag Archives: Dave Coyne

Crossing Borders: Sign Language Interpreter Identity at Home & Abroad

Crossing Borders: Sign Language Interpreter Identity at Home & Abroad

International participation by sign language interpreters presents a valuable opportunity for self-reflection and identity exploration which enhances work and relationships at home and abroad. When I was talking about getting ready to go to two international conferences this past summer, I heard several different reactions from my colleagues- everything from affirmation to indifference to slight

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Sign Language Interpreters Committed to Change

Social Justice: An Obligation for Sign Language Interpreters?

The field of sign language interpreting still finds itself at a very serious and critical juncture as interpreters and educators attempt to put Deaf community members back into its center. Without considering the tenets of social justice and the perspectives of those who aim to proliferate it, sign language interpreters face the reality that they

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Dave Coyne at StreetLeverage - Live 2013 | Atlanta

Dave Coyne | Social Justice: A New Model of Practice for Sign Language Interpreters?

Dave presented, Social Justice: A New Model of Practice for Sign Language Interpreters?, at StreetLeverage – Live 2013 | Atlanta. His talk explored how sign language interpreters, acting on the basis of social justice work, can better align themselves with the Deaf Community and their plight for autonomy. You can find the PPT deck for

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I am Change in Sign Language Interpreting

Sign Language Interpreters: Embody the Change You Want to See

In the afterglow of StreetLeverage – Live | Atlanta the words of Seth Godin resonate strongly, “The art of moving forward lies in understanding what to leave behind.” As I have contemplated the myriad of questions asked and the rich diversity of perspectives shared, it occurs to me that there was consensus around one singular

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Sigh Language Interpreters and Transformational Leadership

Sign Language Interpreters: Purposeful Change for Power Holders

Since I gained professional status as a sign language interpreter, I have witnessed oppression of various types, more than I would like, such as disenfranchisement of Deaf community members, abuse of power by interpreters, and discrimination against Deaf individuals.  These are alarming and call for changes in how interpreters work. Incorporating Leadership into our Work

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Dave Coyne

DAVE COYNE

Social Justice: A New Model of Practice for Sign Language Interpreters? The presentation covers the roles and values of social justice as key components in the interpreting field. Drawing on a transformational leadership style, sign language interpreters engage participants in new ways.   The presentation will highlight issues which result from transactional leadership exchanges with marginalized

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