Unpacking and Naming Racism; Being Mindful of Intersectional Realities
A response to Yakata Nichols’ video and recent events surrounding RID.
I do not have the mental nor temporal capacity to translate this video into English at this time. I will circle back. In the meantime, a few starter resources for anti-racism work in the sign language interpreting field & deaf communities. Not intended to be comprehensive.
Dear White Interpreters: a video produced by CATIE center featuring Deaf Black, Brown, and Indigenous people.
The Power of the White Gaze by David Player.
Dr. Folami Ford’s dissertation, Interpreting While Black. (Currently not available in the Gallaudet library repository, but I hope those findings are disseminated for further dialogue).
Erica West Oyedele’s M.A. Thesis on the persistence of African-American/black interpreters. EWO offers great workshops too.
Anti-blackness at Gallaudet. Illustrative of how anti-blackness takes form in deaf spaces.
Workshops are a good place to meet and learn about this in accessible language and supportive environments. Here’s a few folks who do amazing workshops (some I’ve attended, others I’ve learned of by reputation). Reach out and arrange for one for your local organization.
Dr. Lissa Stapleton-Ramirez on anti-blackness in interpreting.
T.L. Lewis (with HEARD): incredible disability justice frameworks.
Socorro Garcia on the intersectional experience of Deaf Latinxs with interpreting. The recent one hosted by San Diego Chapter of RID was powerful. I hope there are repeats and wider attendance.
Victoria Monroe (focused more on deaf education)