At the offices of Steel City Interpreters
PITTSBURGHS UNOFFICIAL AND UNDERGROUND ITP – FRIDAY NIGHT ASL FIGHT CLUB.
RULES OF FIGHT CLUB:
1. Voice OFF!!! (unless ya’ll are using an interpreter)
2. You must have current ID to drink after the workshops.
3. Who comes here, what’s said here- STAYS HERE.
4. This is a learning environment and intended to support each other– NOT tear each other down. This isn’t the place for gossip or ego trips; check it at the door.
Fight Club belongs to no one. Fight Club is FREE. Fight Club will remain a workshop geared towards improving the skills of those learning and working in the field of interpreting. Fight Club shall always remain grass roots and never charge fees, membership dues nor exchange CEU’s for attendance.
Where: 850 Western Ave Pittsburgh 15233
When: 1.27.12 6pm-?
FRONT ROOM: The 12 steps to recovery.
During your career as an interpreter, sooner or later you will be asked to interpret RECOVERY in some fashion or another. It could be an inpatient rehab center. It could be the rooms of Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous. It could be for any number of eating or self injury disorders where treatment is rooted in a 12 step approach. But what do you know about recovery? How do you conceptually sign RECOVERY? Does it mean “Health/Confident”?? What about RELAPSE? What do you do with the 12th Tradition?? (Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.)
The 12 steps and traditions are typically read by a volunteer in the meeting and most members of the support group know these like the back of their hand- so they are going to be spoken rather fast. Will you be able to keep up with the speaker and maintain the spirit of the 12 steps and 12 traditions? We’ll also talk about street names for drugs and concepts related to drugs/alcohol/recovery.
BACK ROOM:One on one mentoring with Jess.
If you have video of yourself interpreting or signing on YouTube or on a thumb drive, let’s have a look! We encourage ALL of you to open an account on YouTube and use it as a signing journal that you don’t mind sharing with us *wink*
If you don’t have the means to upload yourself online but would still like one on one time, we can video you doing a short segment of the 12 steps/traditions and use that for content. PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE! Few certified interpreters are willing to meet with students free of charge to provide one on one mentoring. This is a real perk so please try to come prepared.
*******ASL COMEDIAN ICON KEITH WANN COMES TO PITTSBURGH*******
Steel City Interpreters is proud to welcome Keith Wann to Pittsburgh for the March 30, 2012 Fight Club. Tickets will go on sale shortly and more details will be announced so keep an eye out! We will be adding two tickets to our raffle THIS FRIDAY so be here to win! As always, we’ll bring our beer and treats- you feel free to do the same!