Trudy Suggs

StreetLeverage StreetTour 2015

StreetLeverage StreetTour 2015

Tour Info: StreetLeverage has taken to the road. Held in cities across the US, StreetTour is a speaker series designed to introduce sign language interpreters to contemporary ideas that encourage reflection upon their daily work and a rethink of the … More

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Trudy Suggs | Interpreters: The Path From Deaf Disempowerment to True Allies

Trudy Suggs | Interpreters: The Path From Deaf Disempowerment to True Allies

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  … More

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Sign Language Interpreters and the Quest for a Deaf Heart

Sign Language Interpreters and the Quest for a Deaf Heart

A recurrent phrase that has been appearing in frequent discussions is “Deaf heart.”  Our national interpreter organization, RID, has long been characterized as needing a Deaf heart.  Recently, changes have been made to move RID to a more Deaf-centered perspective … More

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Trudy Suggs | Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter

Trudy presented, Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter, at StreetLeverage – Live. Her talk examined how the choices sign language interpreters make while delivering communication access can, and often do, contribute to the economic and situational disempowerment of deaf people. Deaf … More

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A Salute to Big Thinking Sign Language Interpreters

A Salute to Big Thinking Sign Language Interpreters

What do projectile vomiting, cancelled and delayed flights, and an unrelenting Nor’easter have in common? StreetLeverage—Live. As anyone who has organized a live event will tell you, there are always unforeseen challenges that arise and StreetLeverage—Live had its fair share. … More

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A Deaf Perspective: Cultural Respect in Sign Language Interpreting

A Deaf Perspective: Cultural Respect in Sign Language Interpreting

A chip on her shoulder. An angry Deaf person. I will definitely NOT be attending her workshops in the future. The workshop seemed to be a venting session for the Deaf people.   These were just some of the evaluation … More

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