Power, Privilege & Oppression Workshop presented by Trix Bruce

  • 23 Nov 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Northern Virginia Community College 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003
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NVCC and the VDOE Educational Interpreter Training Grant provided by Marla Pollack present...

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"Power, Privilege & Oppression Within & Around Deaf Culture"

 Presented by Trix Bruce


VIEW FLYER: 11.23.19 flyer.docx

When: Saturday, November 23, 2019

           9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost: VRID Members - $50.00

         Non-Members - $75.00

         NVCC Interpreting Students/Grant participants- Free

Location: NVCC

         8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

         Building CN, Room 227

NOTE: Certificates of Attendance will be given at conclusion, Parking is open in Lot B or garage, Coffee and Refreshments will be provided in the morning

Workshop Information: 

Take this opportunity to learn about Deaf culture in depth. Topics of power, privilege, and oppression are of interest to sign language interpreters. Let's explore these ideas in relation to Deaf Culture and interpreting communities. We'll discuss what we've learned from our real-world experiences. Each participant can share pros and cons about working in the interpreting field. (0.6 RID CEUs available, This workshop fulfills RID's PPO CEU requirement.

Participants will analyze topics related to Deaf culture. Participants will observe examples and true stories from the magazine, “Deaf Life” Participants will discuss their life experiences in the interpreting field.

Presenter Biography: Trix Bruce

Trix Bruce, from Seattle, Washington, is known nationwide as an American Sign Language (ASL) performer, presenter, and educator. Trix ‘s work has enhanced countless events. Wildly popular as an ASL storyteller, storytelling instructor, and sign language interpreting instructor, Trix also thrills audiences with her exciting shows, inspires people with keynote addresses, and educates through unique workshops. Trix has been profoundly deaf since the age of six months. She has been performing since 1980, and providing sign language and interpreter education over many years. Whether teaching or starring in her many exciting productions, Trix ‘s passion for the dramatic arts shines through.

ADA Accommodations must be requested by November 18, contact Marla Pollack (mspollack@fcps.edu) or Paula Debes (pdebes@nvcc.edu)


"VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level."

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