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Born A Crime



Born A Crime is a best selling memoir of a South African's life during and after apartheid. Trevor Noah is bi-racial. He was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother. Born A Crime is a story about surviving and thriving in a culture where being born was a criminal act.

This book discussion will use Born A Crime as a framework to discuss living in an oppressive and discriminatory society, the navigate of such an environment, and overcoming oppression individually and collectively.  This memoir describes Noah's multilingual talents and how they were used to assimilate into different cultures.

Born A Crime is a book discussion facilitated by Sandy Fritz for working and student interpreters. The discussion will include how the treatment of others affects interpreters and the use of an interpreter's multilingual talents to assimilate into the Deaf culture.

By the end of this book discussion, you will be able to...

  • Discuss how society labels and interactions with individual who society has labeled as "wrong," "broken," or outside the acceptable "norm" 

  • Discuss societal systems and barriers that promote oppression and discrimination

  • Apply Noah's story to interpreters and the Deaf community, those with privilege and those without, in America

  • Discuss how the treatment of others affects interpreters

  • Discuss interpreters' assimilation into the Deaf culture through their multilingual talents

CEUs & Time Commitment

Amy Kroll is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Power, Privilege, and Oppression (PPO/PS) program is offered for 1.3 PPO/PS CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.

You should plan on 9.5 hours of reading and reflection in preparation of the discussions and 2 hours of group interactions.  The 11.5 hours of content will be spread over the 4 week duration of the book discussion.


Dates & Location


This book discussion starts on October 24, 2021 (Sunday) and ends on November 20, 2021 (Saturday).

The group meetings are October 30 as well as November 6, 13, and 20, 2021 via Zoom from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Arizona time.



You have two costs associated with this book discussion: 1) the book discussion fee and 2) the cost of the book.

Book Discussion Fee: $100

A PayPal invoice will be emailed to you along with confirmation of your registration.

A $75 refund will be offered through the original payment source for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the first day of the book discussion (October 24, 2021). No refunds are offered after this 24 hour cut off.​

Email for cancelations.

Cost of the Book:

You are responsible for obtaining a copy of the book for the duration of the book discussion. Online retailers sell print and eBook editions. Local libraries may have copies available.



Submit your registration form by October 18, 2021. Registration is limited to 7 participants.


Requests for reasonable accommodations can be made on the registration form. 

Referral Program


Refer a co-worker and earn a $10 discount on a future CEU fee. Your co-worker will need to provide your name on the registration form.

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