TokenismandGatekeepingflyer TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO 6 PARTICIPANTS AS OF 5/3/17

IMG_0156 Breaking Away from the Mold of Tokenism 

And Gatekeeping within Interpreter Discourse in Deaf-Hearing Teams

May 20th, 2017

Presenter: Eileen Forestal, Ph.D.,RSC

Schedule for the day:

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Breaking Away from the Mold of Tokenism

~Our day will begin by exploring the theory of “tokenism” and how it applies within the Deaf and hearing interpreter communities as well as in organizations and agencies that serve the Deaf community. We will discuss ‘breaking the mold of tokenism’ as it relates to re-centering the Deaf community within the interpreter community and instilling a mindset of ‘interpreter-as-ally’ in interpreter practitioners.

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch (Brown Bag)

1:00 – 4:00 PM Gatekeeping within Interpreter Discourse in Deaf-Hearing Teams

~ The second part of the day will focus on gatekeeping theories and techniques as they apply to interpreting processes. The traditional view of gatekeeping will be discussed as well as how research has redefined gatekeeping within Deaf and hearing interpreter teams. Gatekeeping enables rapport with all parties, especially Deaf consumers. A case will be made that there is a need to move away from current teaming practices, especially within the teams, to allow for interactive dialogues. Research-based examples from videos will demonstrate how Deaf and hearing interpreter teams as well as hearing-hearing interpreter teams are gatekeepers for effective interpretation.

This training will be conducted in ASL only and is geared towards intermediate and advanced level interpreters. Space is limited to 35 students. ONLY6 SEATS REMAINING!! Pre- Registration is required.


Tokenism and Gatekeeping with Eileen Forrestal


Hello Maine RID!

Let’s gather together on Saturday, April 8, 2017

At Maine General Medical Center

35 Medical Center Pkwy

Augusta (Conference Room 1)

We will have the workshop Longitude vs. Latitude of Ethical Decisions with presenter Eileen Forestal, Ph.D.,RSC, AND the Maine RID Annual Meeting of the General Membership With Special Guest, Hartmut Teuber, RID Region I Representative!!!

Schedule for the day:

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Longitude vs. Latitude of Ethical Decisions, Part 1 (click here for flier and registration)

12:15 PM to 2:15 PM Maine RID Annual Meeting (Lunch provided!! Gluten free option available)

2:30 PM to 5:00 PM Longitude vs. Latitude of Ethical Decisions, Part 2


Meeting Description: Hartmut Teuber will provide an update on RID’s many changes this past year. Your Maine RID Board will provide an update on the past year’s activities as well as provide an opportunity for questions, ideas sharing, and nominations for upcoming Board positions. Interpretation available upon request. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING ONLY!


Workshop Description: This 5-hour workshop will provide an overview of various theories related to ethics and decision making processes for interpreting and translating work. Participants will have opportunities to re-assess their decision-making processes. While we discuss the challenges of our work, we will consider the implications of ethical decision making process by shifting the axis between longitude and latitude to incorporate cultural brokering. This workshop will be taught in lecture, ethical scenarios for group processes, and discussions. Workshop will be held in ASL only. No interpretation provided.

Registration Required to attend Ethics workshop, please CLICK HERE!

(0.5 CEUs available for Ethics workshop for Professional Studies) (Sorry, no partial CEUs)

REGISTRATION Workshop registration for Longitude vs. Latitude of Ethical Decisions Presenter: Eileen Forestal, Ph.D.,RSC Please note: This workshop will be presented in ASL only

Presenter Bio: Eileen Forestal, Ph.D., RSC, is a visiting professor at University of Southern Maine for the year of 2016-2017. Forestal retired after 36 years as Coordinator/ Senior Professor of ASL-English Interpreting Programs at a college in New Jersey. Certified as a Deaf interpreter since 1979, and interprets primarily in legal and medical settings. She is also a national and international educator. Forestal has published widely, including “Deaf interpreters: Exploring their processes of interpreting” in Deaf interpreters at work: International insights in Gallaudet University Press (2014), “Emerging Professionals: Deaf Interpreters and Their Views and Experiences on Training” in Interpreting and Interpreter Education: Directions for Research and Practice, Oxford University (2005), and “Deaf perspectives in interpretation research: A critical element long overdue” in Selected papers from the 2014 International Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research, Gallaudet University Press, 2015).