The Language of Power

The Language of Power

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Date: June 6, 2020

Time: 9am-12pm MST/11am-2pm EST

Location: Your home or office (Online)


Cost: $35

Language: American Sign Language

Workshop Description:

This workshop discusses the basics of audism in mainstream programs and strategies on how to address it with diplomacy. Concepts such as advocacy, allyship, and language deprivation are discussed. At the end, a variety of resources are shared for further collaboration efforts..

Educational Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify privileges based on hearing status and more
  2. Identify and describe examples of audism 
  3. List at least five strategies to empower deaf students 
  4. Identify collaboration strategies with stakeholders: school, families, deaf programs, and such. 
  5. Create a personal action plan as an ally of the deaf community and minority groups

    Presenter Bio:

    Edna Johnston

    Edna has a large deaf family with roots in Alabama and Indiana. Edna has double Bachelor’s degrees in ASLStudies and English Literature from Gallaudet and a Master’s degree in Deaf Education from McDaniel College. She also holds an Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from Gallaudet.
    Edna was a tenured faculty at Columbia College Chicago in the ASL-English Interpretation Department for 12 years. For the past 15 years, she has taught at Maryland School for the Deaf, where she graduated; English, ASL Linguistics, ASL Literature, and Deaf Studies in High School and was also an ASL Specialist.
    Edna taught ASL (and related topics) as an adjunct at Gallaudet University, Towson University, Catonsville College of Baltimore County, and Frederick Community College. She also travels to do workshops and currently works with the American Society for Deaf Children facilitating ASL Weekend Retreats for hearing
    parents of deaf children. She has served as an ASL Master for several theaters including Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC and as a Technical Editor for several books. Edna is married with four children who are in kindergarten through high school.


    Full refunds will be given for all written (emailed) requests received by June 5, 2020. No refunds will be given for requests received after that time but funds may be used toward a future Zaboosh workshop.


    For accommodations please contact us:

    Non-Discrimination Policy:

    Zaboosh does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

    This workshop is geared toward working ASL interpreters and interpreting students and will be presented in American Sign Language.

    *RID credits are sponsored by Zaboosh. Zaboosh is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for .3 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

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