November 8 & 9, 2019
Valencia College East Campus - Orlando

November 8, 2019
6:00-8:00pm - Annual Business Meeting
8:30-9:30pm - Town Hall with newly elected RID President Jonathan Webb 

November 9, 2019
8:00-5:00pm - 
FRIDCon 2019 presented by Jonathan Webb, PhD, CI-CT, NIC-Advanced 

"Unpacking and Acknowledging Privilege as ASL Interpreters"

This workshop capitalizes on the interpreter that views themself, or wants to view themself, as an agent of social justice and medium for equity. While increasingly more interpreters are finding themselves passionate about issues relating to justice, many do not know how to translate these thoughts and feelings into not only doable actions, but conscious action. This training, while brief, will assist interpreters and others engaged with Deaf Communities in getting real around the issues of inequity and how we can appropriately stand as both ally and friend to communities that have given us so much. Both the work of Peggy McIntosh and the Way of Council will be drawn upon. This workshop will be held in ASL.


Jonathan Webb, facilitator, writer, activist, educator, and mentor started learning ASL in 1986 and began interpreting in 1993. He has specialized in Visual/Gestural Communication, Mental Health interpreting, and the fine art of questioning everything. He has degrees in Interpreting, Liberal Arts, Deaf Education, and Theology, with post-doc work in Clinical Psychology. Currently, Jonathan teaches and coordinates at CSU-Northridge, serves as a freelance/IC interpreter, presides over Sign Enhancers Inc., and teaches/ facilitates learning and practice of dialogic techniques in the context of social justice and consciousness development. Jonathan has taken on a wide variety of volunteer positions, both in and out of RID. Hobbies include ocean and beach time.

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FRID is providing these workshops as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another's comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.

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