First-Ever National Queer Interpreter Symposium


BLeGIT is the National Member Group for queer interpreters, and we have a very exciting event coming up. We are proud to announce that this summer, BLeGIT will host its first ever National Symposium in San Francisco, CA on August 2nd and 3rd. This historic gathering will be a place to gather together and network, socialize, learn about shared issues, celebrate the history of our organization and plan for the future. BLeGIT welcomes anyone who wishes to participate so please help us get the word out to as many folks as possible. The entire event will be accessible to people using ASL and English. Please note that the Thursday night social event is a free, open event- we just want people to have an opportunity to meet each other and start building energy to create some change in our community.

-Paavo Allen and Shane Blau
BLeGIT Symposium Committee

***Please distribute widely***

BLeGIT Pre-Conference Symposium 2007

Thursday, August 2nd:

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Social Gathering: open to everyone- no tickets required

Friday, August 3rd:

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM: Registration

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: “Social Identities and Queer Interpreters: Exploring Intersectionalities in Sign-to-Voice Interpreting” presented by Diana MacDougall

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM: Catered lunch

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: History Panel and Visioning Session facilitated by Cindy Farnham

Where: The Downtown Marriott Hotel- 55 4th St., San Francisco, CA (same location as the RID Conference)

Cost: $45 pre-registration, $55 at the door registration

To register: Registration forms and flyers can be downloaded at You can also register online at (click on the link for BLeGIT Symposium, and you will have the option to purchase tickets)

Interpreters will be provided. Please make accommodation requests to or

Please save the date and spread the word!

NorCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.

This workshop is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the intermediate content knowledge level.

(( Submitted by Shane Blau ))

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