Participants will be presented with a historical narrative on audism and oppression within the larger context of society. Other topics covered will be Deaf culture, societal privilege, social justice, exploring personal views/biases, discovering common language biases, interpreting roles in and out of an educational setting, ally roles and audism. Participants will be guided through the four levels in Ally development.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify the four levels in Ally development.  Participants will be able to outline what the term ally means in conjunction to the Deaf community.  Participants will be able to discuss and identify their own personal views on allies and social justice.

COST  $25

Space is limited to 35 participants.
Please contact ASL Links at asllinksnc@gmail.com with accommodations requests at least 10 days before the event.  
CEUs are sponsored by NCRID. NCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.
This PS workshop is offered at a total of 0.2 PS CEUs at the “Some” Content Knowledge Level.
This workshop is designed for educational interpreters, community interpreters, and interpreting students. 

Cancellations must be received 10 days prior to the event for a full refund, cancellations received after that time will not be refunded. In the event ASL Links and/or NCRID to cancel the event, full refunds will be issued.

Order tickets via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/being-an-ally-am-i-friend-or-foe-tickets-10135612891
Payment for this workshop will only be accepted through Eventbrite (please use link above) You must pay in advance through the site to reserve your spot.

Sarah Wheeler has experienced the dangers of a sandstorm in Kuwait, a California earthquake, and skydiving from an airplane, and she never would have imagined that those adrenaline rushes would match what she feels daily when she goes to work as an interpreter. As a child of Deaf parents, she was assimilated to Deaf culture early on. But she continues to be humbled by how much there is to learn about American Sign Language, Deaf culture, and the interpreting process. She is a nationally certified interpreter with a license to interpret in North Carolina.


Presenters: Kimwanis Jordan and J. Eric Workman

Cost: Free

Register: Contact Amy Lankheit at amy@bridgesfordeafandhh.org by October 5, 2020 to register.

Participants will learn by presenter’s information as well as hands-on activities in a safe and encouraging environment about how to team professional with a deaf Interpreter. The proper roles of each member of the Deaf-Hearing Team will be addressed, as well as how to problem solve as a team.


Come learn about the Bill Rice Ranch! The Bill Rice Ranch is a revival ministry centered on the preaching of God’s Word. Begun in 1953 to reach the Deaf, the ministry has grown now to reach thousands of hearing and Deaf people each year from around the world.


TIME:  12 pm CT / 1 pm ET

Calling all family leaders and professionals who work with families of D/HH children living the military lifestyle! (Families welcome!)

- Learn how challenges for D/HH children and their families are compounded by the military lifestyle and vice versa.
- Through an interactive exercise, obtain a sense of how the military lifestyle compounds the challenges of repeatedly establishing medical & educational homes for families with D/HH children.
- Learn how to best support military families with D/HH children through local resources, military programs, and the Hands & Voices network.



SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(ASL Interpreting, Captioning & Spanish Interpreting Provided)
Sponsored by the Southeast State DeafBlind Projects

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

Combined visual and hearing loss is a unique disability. Age of onset, type and degree of the sensory loss, and presence of additional disabilities all contribute to the impact across developmental domains.  The session will detail information about the range of developmental challenges for young children, ages birth through age five.

PRESENTER:  Tanni Anthony, Ph.D Director, Access, Learning and Literacy

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_07ipdTYYQRK6DEU9V0s05Q


Bridges and BridgesWest are excited to announce a new Youth Cooking Club! D/deaf and hard of hearing students in 5th grade through high school and who live in Middle Tennessee or the BridgesWEST service areas are welcome to join. The class is FREE, but families will be responsible for purchasing the simple ingredients for each week's recipe. The class will meet on Zoom from 4pm to 5pm from February 1st through April 26th. Contact Bridges for more information. 


This meeting will be on Zoom. Contact Brenda at Bridges West for information.


(Link to register is in the DETAILS section (click “see more”)


We will announce a special collaboration with the City of Memphis Office of Youth Services, enjoy a selection of light refreshments, and spend time getting to know each other!

Speakers include:

Mayor Jim Strickland, City of Memphis
Ike Griffith, Director, Memphis Office of Youth Services
Nancy Denning-Martin, President & CEO,
Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Please join us to learn more about the services we are bringing to West Tennessee, including Shelby, Fayette, Harwood, Tipton, and Lauderdale Counties!

Please click here to RSVP no later than October 28th!

Our new BridgesWEST offices are located at:

2400 Poplar Avenue, Suite 411
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone 901.701.6800 | VP 901.612.3416



We will discuss the idea of interpreter licensure, how our communities feel about licensure, what has been successful and not in other states, and some specifics proposed in drafts of legislation. All D/deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and interpreters are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Our meeting room at the Memphis Mayor's Office for Youth Services will hold approximately 50 people.

Please RSVP at this link. https://hipaa.jotform.com/200624927197056 #BridgesWEST #Access #Inclusion #Advocacy