Saturday, March 21, 2020

Unpacking Sexuality: Bringing Unconscious Bias to the Forefront

9:00AM-4:00PM, Brule Conference Room, 5th Floor

Lunch will be on your own from 12:00-1:00

This lesson is intended to provide interpreters and interpreting students with opportunities to examine and analyze sexuality issues, explore values/attitudes/beliefs about sexuality, identify situations where skills with sexuality interpreting would be useful, and apply what was learned to interpreting practice.

Participants will also learn appropriate and efficient tools aimed at making them more comfortable with interpreting sexuality content. Consent is not applicable only in sexual relationships—it is also applicable in professional relationships between an interpreter and client. (This workshop also include some LGBTQIA+ awareness training.)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Spring Business Meeting


MIRID will provide food (not alcohol).

Detroit Beer Co.

1529 Broadway

Detroit, MI 48226

Sunday March 22, 2020

Interpreting in Sexual Health Care Settings

9:00AM-4:00PM, Brule Conference Room, 5th Floor

Lunch will be on your own from 12:00-1:00

Interpreting is a fast-growing field in constant development and we need to ensure that we stay current and able to adapt to an evolving world.

Participants will have opportunities to engage in hands-on activities to practice their interpreting skills for different body systems, its functions, everyday questions, and procedures/treatments. We will explore how health care literacy and access challenges in the Deaf population impact the interpreting process during any medical encounter.

Ethics in health care interpreting will be addressed and discussed. Participants will leave with tools that will allow them to develop and apply strategies to real-life medical interpreting and situations.


P.O. Box 1143

Temperance, MI 48182

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