Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


PRIMARIES, CAUCUSES, GERRYMANDERING … AND OTHER WORDS I HOPE I DON’T HAVE TO INTERPRET Interpreting Politics in American Sign Language

  • May 24, 2020
  • Online

AN UPCOMING VIRTUAL WORKSHOP:


PRIMARIES, CAUCUSES, GERRYMANDERING … AND OTHER WORDS I HOPE I DON’T HAVE TO INTERPRET

Interpreting Politics in American Sign Language


A virtual workshop presented by Alek Lev (NIC-Master, CI/CT)

$35 for .4 CEUs
Registration: www.WholeLottaWorkshops.com


NEW DATES ADDED — IN ASL! — TO THE POLITICS WORKSHOP


We will now have THREE sessions:


May 24th: (Presented in English, almost sold out!)

May 31st: (Presented in ASL)

June 7th: (Presented in English)


You can watch a video (in ASL, with captions) for full description here: www.WholeLottaWorkshops.com


DESCRIPTION


The Presidential campaign is upon us, and it brings with it democracy and democrats, the election and the electoral college, constituents, primaries, the commander-in-chief, and of course, gerrymandering. 


In short, the election presents unique interpreting challenges from the language of politics. This workshop is for interpreters who believe that if there are people willing to talk or teach about American politics, we should do a super-heroic job interpreting for them. 

This is a brief, but deep dive into elections, government, the constitution, ideology and parties, and presidential power.

Editor’s Note: We’re gonna talk about politics, but we’re not gonna… talk politics. Please leave your yard signs at the door.


ABOUT THE PRESENTER:


Alek Lev is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter (NIC-Master, CI, CT), a director, actor, and writer, and a political organizer. He has interpreted for three presidents, two Broadway shows, and one Beatle. Over the last twenty years, he has worked freelance in New York and Los Angeles, has taught translation at California State University at Northridge, and has presented CEU workshops to interpreters all around the country.  

Alek also worked on several presidential campaigns, functioning as a campaign surrogate, congressional district team coordinator, city-wide training director, precinct captain organizer, and special project assistant to the State and Field Directors. He also ran - alas, unsuccessfully - to join his local community council. He has interpreted for Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Read more at www.WholeLottaWorkshops.com.


TRID Mission Statement

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. promotes excellence in the delivery of interpreting services among diverse users of signed and spoken languages through professional development, networking, advocacy, and standards.



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