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Heather Harker and Brandon Arthur

Heather Harker: Courage, Heart, and Organizational Change at RID

The one constant in the field of sign language interpreting is continuous change. Whether one embraces change or avoids it, evolution is inevitable. As the dynamics of the work change and relationships with the Deaf Community continue to evolve, StreetLeverage has the opportunity to research, report, and relay information to practitioners and stakeholders. During the

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Tom Holcomb

Sign Language Interpreting: Engaging the Disengaged, Empowering the Disempowered

Tom Holcomb presented Sign Language Interpreting: Engaging the Disengaged, Empowering the Disempowered at StreetLeverage – Live 2017 | St. Paul. For this presentation, Tom takes a hard look at the standard practice of interpreting, one that often disengages and disempowers Deaf people. You can find the PPT deck for his presentation here. [Note from StreetLeverage:

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The Field of Sign Language Interpreting Needs an Accomplice Not an Ally

The Field of Sign Language Interpreting Needs an Accomplice Not an Ally

One of the benefits of participating in various conferences and workshops as a member of the StreetLeverage Social Media team is the opportunity to gain additional exposure to some of the field’s thinkers, challengers, and supporters. Jonathan Webb embodies all of those traits. We are grateful he was willing to make time to sit down

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Carla Shird - Language Privilege

Carla Shird: Language Privilege and the Field of Sign Language Interpreting

As part of the StreetLeverage endeavor, we seek to uncover new perspectives and highlight subject areas in the field of sign language interpreting which may need additional exploration or contextualization. One critical area of inquiry is power and privilege, a topic discussed at the RID 2017 LEAD Together Conference. Brandon Arthur, StreetLeverage founder, had the

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Jimmy Beldon - LIVE 2017

Deaf Interpreters: The Value of Formative Experience

Jimmy Beldon presented Deaf Interpreters: The Value of Formative Experience at StreetLeverage – Live 2016 | Fremont. His presentation examines how leveraging Deaf Interpreters and their formative experiences can enhance communication equity in interpreted situations. You can find the PPT deck for his presentation here.  [Note from StreetLeverage: What follows is an English translation of

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Richie Bryant

Pulling Back the Curtain: How Unwritten Rules Impact Sign Language Interpreters

Ritchie Bryant presented Pulling Back the Curtain: How Unwritten Rules Impact Sign Language Interpreters at StreetLeverage – Live 2016 | Fremont. His presentation examines how “unwritten rules” of behavior influence sign language interpreters’ actions and impact their working relationship with the Deaf community. You can find the PPT deck for his presentation here.  [Note from

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Doug Bowen Bailey

[Archives] Transforming Perspectives: The Power of One-to-One Conversations For Sign Language Interpreters

Our archives are filled with the generosity of our presenters and contributors. It is often enlightening to look back at the path which leads to the present. To that end, we offer this glimpse into the StreetLeverage archives. This presentation was originally published on July 1, 2014. Doug Bowen-Bailey presented Transforming Perspectives: The Power of

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What 2016 Taught Sign Language Interpreters about Success in 2017

What Did 2016 Teach Sign Language Interpreters About Success in 2017?

It is tempting to write 2016 off and move immediately into the new year, but that would mean overlooking some of the profound and fundamental lessons shared by StreetLeverage contributors last year. While public speaking is one of the most fearful things humans can do, expressing one’s thoughts and perspectives via social media in two

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Dennis Cokely

[Archives] Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the Day Before

Our archives are filled with the generosity of our presenters and contributors. It is often enlightening to look back at the path which leads to the present. To that end, we offer this glimpse into the StreetLeverage archives. This presentation was originally published on March 18, 2014. Dennis presented Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the

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Jackie Emmart - StreetLeverage - Live 2016

Change Ahead: A New Approach to Feedback for Sign Language Interpreters

Jackie Emmart presented Change Ahead: A New Approach to Feedback for Sign Language Interpreters at StreetLeverage – Live 2016 | Fremont. Her presentation advocates a new approach to feedback for more positive outcomes and increased accountability as we encounter the changing realities of the field. You can find the PPT deck for her presentation here.

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