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The Intersection of Interpreting and Identity

Hey there! Save the date and join us for an exciting learning opportunity via Zoom on

April 17, 2024! From 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm CST, we'll dive deep into the intersectionality of language and identity. You won't want to miss it. Mark your calendars and see you soon!

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B.Ed., NIC, Ed:K-12

The Presenter

Brent Tracy is a nationally dual-certified American Sign Language interpreter and the child of a Deafblind parent (CODBA). After child language brokering during his formative years, he started his professional interpreting career at Gallaudet University in 1999. Since then, Brent has supported the Deaf and DeafBlind communities wearing several professional hats including consultant, mentor, and presenter.

Currently, he works as the CEO of Equal Access Resources, Inc. a for-profit organization that leads trainings and workshops with a cognitive bias framework aimed at fostering open dialogues that galvanize stakeholders to champion interpersonal and intrapersonal growth. In addition to his work as CEO, he volunteers for various organizations including Deaf Inc. and Testing Development Committee for the Center for Assessment of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI).

In his leisure time, Brent enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two amazing children, golfing, and creating unique handmade bow ties for his business KnotTied.  

Workshop Description

Language and identity are intricately linked. Interpreters play a critical role in facilitating communication between a diverse population of individuals with varying linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

This workshop aims to delve into the fascinating intersection of interpreting and identity, acknowledging the profound impact it has on the lives of interpreters and those they serve. We are not "just" interpreters. We are human. How we navigate our environments and make decisions is influenced by who we are and not simply a code of conduct. By examining the complexities of this intersection, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities that arise in the field of interpreting.


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST


Virtual Workshop via Zoom

The link will be made available

before the training via email.


Cost: Free to LA Residents

$20 for Non-residents

LRID is an RID-approved CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This program is offered for 0.25 PPO at the little content knowledge level.

RID and BEI CEUs have been approved.

Target audience: all interpreters

Presented in English, ASL Interpreters Provided.


Any other special requests must be received by

April 1, 2024.

Workshop Objectives


  • Explain how individuals’ identities contribute to our language and the interpreting process.


  • Identify ethical dilemmas that interpreters with diverse identities may face.


  • Discuss strategies to empower interpreters to be authentic while upholding professional ethics

Other Information


To receive RID/BEI CEUS and/or Certificate of Attendance, participants must attend sessions in their entirety.

LRID is committed to diversity both within the organization and within the profession of sign language interpreting. We promote an environment of mutual respect and free from bias. LRID shall not discriminate in matters of membership or professional development attendance on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, or gender identity, hearing status, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.


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