Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27, 2018
St Petersburg College - Clearwater Campus

FRIDCon was an exciting conference-going experience
that broke the mold on traditional conferencing. 

It was a harmonious balance between relevant, thought-provoking learning opportunities and vibrant,
rewarding (in more ways than one) social engagements. 

Thank you to all who attended!

Thank You Sponsors!

Justice League Sponsor

Super Hero Sponsorship


Fan Level Sponsorship

University of North Florida
Sign Language Interpreting Program

  




FRIDtastic Sponsor

FRIDcon Schedule
 1.0 CEUs Available (*Subject to change)

Friday, October 26 (0.2 PS CEUs for the day)

All meetings on Friday located in LA (Language Arts) Building, Room 151

6 pm - 8 pm: Annual Business Meeting / Dinner Provided (Publix Subs) 
(NO CEUs awarded)

8 pm - 10 pm: “The Ladder We Build” by Shira Grabelsky 
(0.2 PS CEUs)

Saturday, October 27 (0.8 PS CEUs for the day)

All meetings & events on Saturday located in AA (Arts Auditorium) Building

8:30 am - 12 pm“Dynamics of Power and Privilege: An Introduction” by Shira Grabelsky (0.35 PS CEUs)

12 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided from Chipotle) (NO CEUs awarded) 

1:00 - 1:30 pm: Raffles, Vendor Prizes, Socialization (NO CEUs awarded)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Power and Privilege Panel  (0.1 PS CEUs)
Panelists: Shira Grabelsky, Morgan Eastman, and Michon Shaw

2:30 pm - 6 pm:  Various Sessions (0.116 PS CEUs each / 0.35 PS CEUs for all 3 sessions)
2:30pm - 3:40pm: FRIDTalk: “I’m Using It: Disability” by Shira Grabelsky
3:40pm - 4:50pm: FEED: "Is Diversity a Mask for Tokenism in the Field of Sign Language Interpreting?" by Tiffany Hill - session moderated by Katryna Demetriou
4:50pm - 6:00pm: FRIDTalk: “Gender Influence with Power, Privilege, Oppression in Interpreting” by Morgan Eastman

6 pm - 8 pm: Dinner (on your own) 

8 pm - 9:30 pm: FRIDtastic Evening (NO CEUs awarded)
Superhero themed costume party with contest and special performance by Joel Ortiz


FRIDcon Workshop Descriptions
 1.0 CEUs Available (*Subject to change)

Friday, October 26 (0.2 PS CEUs for the day)

8 pm - 10 pm: “The Ladder We Build” by Shira Grabelsky 
(0.2 PS CEUs):

This workshop will introduce the idea that we all have mental models with which we use to make sense of the world. We each create our own mental models, which are influenced by our own lives and our interpretations. As the workshop progresses, we will recognize the role these mental models play in our lives and how we interact with one another and explore how we can re-shape our mental models.

Saturday, October 27 (0.8 PS CEUs for the day)

8:30 am - 12 pm: “Dynamics of Power and Privilege: An Introduction”
by Shira Grabelsky (0.35 PS CEUs):

When discussing power, privilege, and oppression, the lens by which we often discuss them are reactionary. In this workshop, we step back and together learn the different terminology that arises in social justice theory and the conceptual frameworks of social power dynamics. This workshop also is a time and space in which participants will explore identities and engage in discussions about the relationships between various components of our lives that contribute to our current understanding of the dynamics of intersectionality and how these contribute to our core values.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Power and Privilege Panel  (0.1 PS CEUs)
Panelists: Shira Grabelsky, Morgan Eastman, and Michon Shaw

2:30 pm - 6 pm: (0.116 PS CEUs each / 0.35 PS CEUs for all 3 sessions)

2:30pm - 3:40pm: FRIDTalk: “I’m Using It: Disability” by Shira Grabelsky:

This TedTalks format presentation will share the presenter’s evolving identity as a DeafDisabled person. Through this presentation, the presenter will discuss disability as it relates to mainstream interpretations of disability, intersectionality, and ableism.

3:40pm - 4:50pm: FEED: "Is Diversity a Mask for Tokenism in the Field of Sign Language Interpreting?" by Tiffany Hill - session moderated by Katryna Demetriou

FEED – FRID Engaging, Evaluating and Discussing is a hybrid independent study and discussion group opportunity for interpreters. Each participant will be given an article to read/video to watch as well as discussion questions to answer. The participants must actively engage in group discussion, and their answers must show they have completely read/watched the article/video and have enough knowledge of the topic to be involved in the group discussion. This will be a one-hour mediated group discussion of the article and the discussion questions.

4:50pm - 6:00pm: FRIDTalk: “Gender Influence with Power, Privilege, Oppression in Interpreting” by Morgan Eastman

This presentation will focus on the dynamics of gender between interpreters, Deaf clients, and hearing clients during an assignment. To be able to assess a situation where gender will make an impact, the presenter will discuss in depth the societal expectations of gender presentation and identity, how we use our power in situations, and what oppression, as well as microaggression, looks like when interpreting.



FRID is providing these workshops as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another's comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.

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