Potomac Chapter

of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf



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PCRID CONFERENCE 2020  


"Share the Knowledge"

December 5 - 6, 2020



PCRID’s Stand:

Acknowledging Black Lives Matter

PCRID stands with the Black community and others around the world with a commitment to end racism, violence, and injustice. We acknowledge the horrific events which have led to the outrage being expressed all around the U.S. and the world in response to a long history of not being listened to and actions not being taken to end police brutality and systemic oppression.

We PCRID acknowledge that power and privilege, together with explicit and implicit biases have resulted in inequities in the field of sign language interpreting. We acknowledge the impact to Black interpreters and to the Black Deaf community and stand with you— our community, colleagues, friends, and fellow humans— being a relentless demand that Black voices are heard, and Black lives are held vital.

Maryland Interpreter Licensing

Licensure Update 

Saturday, December 5, 4:30PM

Join us on Zoom for an update on interpreter licensing efforts in the state of Maryland and see what your PCRID and MDAD representatives have been doing for you. An Email from PCRID with the Zoom meeting information will be sent out on 12/03/2020 at 7:00 AM. Please be sure your name on Zoom matches your member name. 

Need to Catch Up? Check out the plethora of information on the Maryland Interpreter Licensing Site at https://tiny.cc.MDIL

RID: To Be or Not to Be


PCRID 2020 & Beyond: Creating New Possibilities

View a message from 2019-2020 PCRID President, Traci Ison. (See ID & Transcript in the description of the video below.)



When PCRID Passed the New Bylaws December 7, 2019, the entire board was restructured, creating an opening to reassess the needs of our community and realign with RID's initiatives. 

During the Business Meeting on Sunday December 6, 2020, at 11:30 AM, you will have the opportunity to nominate and volunteer for the Board of Directors, filling up to eight positions, including the president and secretary positions, and six other board members.

Join PCRID for a brief presentation on Saturday at 4:00PM on what it looks like to serve on the PCRID Board.



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