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    • 18 May 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Avenue Clarkston, GA 30021, East Room
    • 142

    MAY 18TH 2024


    GaRID is MAD about you!

    Come to learn, renew, mingle, network, fellowship, make new friends, see old friends.  

    Presenter: Dr. Suzette Garay

    CEO Diversity Academy for Interpreters (DAI)

    Moving from Allyship toward an Antiracist Approach for Interpreters

    This 4-hour Antiracist workshop focuses on how to develop antiracist skills for effectively incorporating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) principals, specifically, moving from an allyship approach toward what to do and what not do when incorporating DEIB Antiracist actions. Participants will explore how biases and stereotypes form in our interpreter profession, do a self-analysis, and consider how these factors may impact their work toward becoming antiracist interpreters. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to practice with variety of scenarios representing racism, oppression, and further developing their individual basic antiracist skills into a plan of action.

    *note* CEU information to follow shortly. 

    Door Prizes

    BUSINESS MEETING DURING FREE LUNCH, included in registration.


    Dr. Suzette Garay- is a Deaf Person of Color (DPOC) and a third generational Latina(x) from South America, Nicaragua and a third member of a family who was born Deaf.  She holds the following degrees: BA, MA. PSY.S, and a Ph.D.  Her major areas of studies are Special Education with an emphasis on Deafness and Learning Disabilities, Psychology, and teaching of American Sign Language.  She is currently a retired Educational Psychologist who has worked with DHHDB+ children for more than 15+ years and currently teaches several online diversity & culturally responsive courses and through her own business at Diversity Academy and previously through the CAITE Behavioral Health Interpreter Program.  She also owns a private consultation practice working with many families, individuals, and private business owners about interpreting, accessibility, diversity, and advocacy with diverse DHHDB+ consumers.

    Dr. Garay has the following qualifications: 25+ years of direct teaching, evaluating, and mentoring with Special Education students, ASL/Interpreter students, community/educational interpreters, and/or community business members whom use American Sign Language for communicating with their DHHDB+ consumers.  She also has a long history of invaluable personal experiences and success teaching, evaluating, and mentoring diverse deaf individuals and/or consumers from underprivileged socio-economic backgrounds.

    She has taught distance education online courses and workshops in ASL Linguistics, Special Education, and disability social justice issues throughout the Midwest and at the international or national levels.  She is also a nationally certified American Sign Language Instructor and state certified master consultant and professional development trainer who enjoys working with families and very young children teaching them how to utilize American Sign Language with preverbal babies and those with communication disorders.  Dr. Garay can be reached for future workshops and/or consultations at

Past events

04 Nov 2023 Community Event: Fall Festival AASD
07 Jul 2023 GAD/GaRID/NAOBI-ATL 2023 Conference
14 Apr 2023 2023 Deaf in Healthcare Summit
14 Oct 2022 CANCELLED -HSLC Fall Webinar: Who Should be the New ASL Police, Part 2
06 Aug 2022 ASL Day at Atlanta United FC!
07 Jul 2022 GCDHH celebrates 33 years
30 May 2022 First Annual GaRID BBQ/Cookout Event
17 May 2022 Business Meeting
06 May 2022 Deaf Expo-NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!!!
30 Apr 2022 ASL DAY at the Atlanta Zoo
23 Apr 2022 Member Appreciation Day
03 Jan 2022 “How do I sign that?!?” Tackling interpretation in the science classroom
13 Nov 2021 Fall Member Appreciation Day / Annual Member Meeting
24 Jul 2021 2021 GaRID/GAD Conference
17 Apr 2021 Member Appreciation Day
04 Jan 2021 Introduction to Demand-Control Schema and the Practice Profession of Interpreting
27 Aug 2020 Black Interpreter Perspectives Panel
01 Aug 2020 Cancelled - Introduction to Demand-Control Schema and the Practice Profession of Interpreting
07 Jun 2020 Advanced Medical Interpreting – Interpreting in the Era of COVID-19
25 Apr 2020 Membership Appreciation Day
17 Apr 2020 CANCELLED: Backstage Pass: Interpreting Performances into ASL
03 Jan 2020 Possibilities and Pitfalls of Educational Interpreting
19 Oct 2019 GaRID Conference 2019
13 Apr 2019 Membership Appreciation Day
04 Jan 2019 What Does It Look Like?
02 Jun 2018 Interpreting Standardized Test Questions
19 May 2018 Fingerspelling Recognition
21 Apr 2018 Intermediate Level 2 SSP Training
14 Apr 2018 Member Appreciation Days 2018
03 Jan 2018 Interpreting in K-12 STEM Settings
11 Nov 2017 GaRID Conference 2017
01 Apr 2017 Advanced Medical Interpreting
04 Jan 2017 Interpreting Standardized Test Questions
11 Nov 2016 2016 GaRID Conference
17 Sep 2016 Trauma Informed Interpreting
30 Apr 2016 Free for GaRID Members: "ASL Expansion Techniques"
04 Jan 2016 Putting It All Together: Use of Prosody Within Effective Interpretation
17 Oct 2015 GaRID 2015 Conference
02 May 2015 Registration Closed: Member Appreciation/member meeting
05 Jan 2015 “Roadblocks to Literacy”
15 Nov 2014 2014 "mini" Conference and Business Meeting
07 Jun 2014 Workshop Free to GaRID Members
17 May 2014 Interpreting in the Domestic Violence Setting
19 Apr 2014 “Two for One"
04 Jan 2014 GaRID Window Decal
11 May 2013 Membership Appreciation Day & Spring General Membership Meeting
28 Jul 2012 Georgia Educational Interpreters Unite!
19 May 2012 2012 GaRID General Meeting and All-Day Workshop
05 May 2012 You've Completed an ITP, You’re Certified/Qualified: Now What?
28 Apr 2012 The Interpreter Guild: Apprentice to Master Crafts(wo)man
21 Jan 2012 Interpreting Strategies to Increase Literacy
07 Jan 2012 Gaining The Best Experience From Your Mentorship
07 Jan 2012 A New Look At Mentoring
04 Nov 2011 GaRID State Conference 2011
29 Oct 2011 GaRID and Purple present "Ice Ice Baby" Melt the Form Away
15 Oct 2011 MGID Workshop: Trix Bruce "Face Painting with Non Manual Signals in ASL"
26 May 2011 GaRID Workshop "It's the Little Things" AND "Boundary Issues"
16 Apr 2011 GPC Workshop: It’s the How, Not the What: Preparing for the NIC Interview
09 Apr 2011 GaRID Spring Fling
03 Jan 2011 GaRID Workshop: The Socio-Linguistic Implications of Educational Interpreting
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