TBC News

BMC and MJBCo-directors Betty M. Colonomos and MJ Bienvenu developed innovative workshops that pushed the envelope for the interpreting field and the Deaf community around issues of the day. Not surprisingly, some of those issues remain today.

The monthly newsletter, TBC News, highlighted many of these issues, inspiring many to rally for change in their own thinking and in the communities where they lived. We've made available this digital archive of the TBC News here as historical reference and still relevant topics for our communities.

TBC News

TBC News

Archived newsletters, The TBC News, from The Bicultural Center circa 1988-1993. The topics in these newsletters offer historical perspective that continue to be relevant over 30 years later.

Click on VIEW to access any newsletter as a pdf in a new page.

Click on DETAILS for a brief glimpse of some content.

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When using the website's Search feature at the bottom of the page, entering a word or phrase will identify which newsletter(s) contain the word or phrase (if any). The listed newsletters contain the results. Click VIEW on the newsletter which opens it in a new window. Then use the Adobe Reader search function to find the word or phrase within the newsletter.

For simple instructions on using the Adobe Reader Search feature, view this article: How to Search within a PDF

 

Welcome and Introduction

Our ASL Instruction is Becoming Professionalized by Keith M Cagle

  03-15-1988

Deaf President Now by MJ Bienvenu

A Hearing Parent in the Deaf Revolution by Judith Treesburg

  04-15-1988

Will the Pre-lingual Person Please Stand Up? by MJ Bienvenu

 

  05-16-1988

Rebuilding Bridges to the Deaf Community by MJ Bienvenu

 

  06-16-1988

The Video Revolution??? by Judith Treesburg

Patti Wilson: A Live Interview

Viewing Politics

Language and Power: The Impact of Status by Sandra Gish

Teaming Up for Quality by Vivian Berry

Tales of a Co-ed Dropout by Judith Treesburg

Too Intelligent to be Deaf: Another Mother Responds by Andrea L Bethea

  08-01-1988

Presidential Remarks: 17 July 1988 (CIT) by Betty M Colonomos

Deaf Culture: Dying or Changing? by Roger J Carver

P.S.E. - A Model to Avoid by Jan L Fried

  09-16-1988

TBC Co-director Betty M. Colonomos

TBC Co-director MJ Bienvenu

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Foundations of Interpreting


The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpreting and the processes we engage in while interpreting. More information on the series as well as a schedule of current seminars being offered: click here.

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Foundations: Going Further


If you've attended Foundations I & II in recent years and would like to participate in further exploration of what you learned there, Foundations: Going Further may be just what you need during our time of social distancing. For more info about this online series, click here.