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Time: 19:49

Discussion Partners: Daniel and Henry

Video Description

Daniel and Henry discuss the phrases of “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” and share perspectives on the need for each in the current environment.

Reviewer Notes

  • This is a very natural and rich interchange between a Deaf actor and hearing NAACP member who were both in Duluth, MN around the time of the BLM protests following the death of George Floyd. There is also a very interesting relating of the 1920 lynching in Duluth and the memorial of it that Henry worked to make happen. This scenario is linked to Scenario #5. Because #5 gives a more detailed account of the lynching which is referred to in a bit sketchier a way here, #5 should be viewed first.
  • This video is sufficiently challenging and yet tractable for advanced students and novice interpreters. It conveys much about current events as well as historical events tied to slavery and lynchings. The interchange between Daniel and Henry is very authentic and natural.
  • It is critical that this clip (#7) be seen as a pair with #5. In fact, this scenario (#7) needs to precede #5 in the sequence. The set up of the Irene Tusken rape case and lynching in 1920 and her relation to the current chief of police is set up clearly here but is referred to in a bit sketchier way in #5. With #7 as schema, an interpreter can do #5; without that set up #5 is hard to manage and make sense of.
  • This video is very relevant to NOW. Getting semantics correct is critical to prevent triggers of trauma and to show respect and sensitivity to the experiences, particularly to people of color.
  • This video is a great sample of 2 people in their respective fields having a casual discussion and is a wonderful way to navigate interpreting subjects that ebb and flow from being serious topics to casual ones.

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About this Video

The interactive videos in this series were created in partnership during the Graduation to Certification program through a collaboration between the CATIE Center and the Duluth Branch of the NAACP. These unscripted conversations were interpreted by novice interpreters in the GTC program and the video was edited to the best of our ability to remove the interpretation to create practice material. There may be some legacies of the original interpretation such as repetition due to the original interpreter asking for clarification or sometimes all of the interpretation may not be edited out due to overlapping communication.