of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Dear PCRID Members,
When the pandemic happened, it did not occur to the PCRID board as appropriate or responsible to move forward with business as usual pretending nothing has or is happening in the world. The Pandemic has hit many people hard. Many interpreters and people in our field who we live, love, and work beside have been experiencing reduction of work & income, loss of loved ones, and challenges with mental health due to isolation. Cynicism and resignation is at an all time high. Now, perhaps more than ever before, each one of us is impacted by uncertainty and fear, and the constant state of concern that comes with it.
While I do not know what the future holds, there is one thing that is for certain— that life will always be uncertain. In the face of everything that is happening, I continue to be committed to being your president & leader for this organization. I am declaring the possibility of this volunteer-led organization and our community being compassionate, open, brave, and empowering. My request is that every member of the interpreter community, together with stakeholders and allies, take on speculating what it looks like to create newly with discovery and innovation.
PCRID President 2019-2020
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