Fagbug is an 83-minute documentary of Erin Davies and her vandalized car, known worldwide as the "fagbug."
In 2007, on the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, New York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, her car was graffitied with the words "fag" and "u r gay." Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Davies decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She took her car on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada.
This movie discussion will use Fagbug as a framework to discuss becoming an advocate or spokesperson within the LGBTQ+ community. What motivates a person in a subculture to speak up and lead? Deaf culture as another subculture will be explored. How does being an advocate, ally, or spokesperson affect us as interpreters being part of the Deaf community and when do we have a voice and when do we not?
Fagbug is a movie discussion facilitated by Sandy Fritz. This interactive discussion is for working and student interpreters.
By the end of this movie discussion, you will be able to...
Discuss Davies journey from victim to spokesperson
Discuss the role of an advocate/spokesperson within vs. for a subculture
Compare similarities between the LGBTQ+ community and the Deaf community
Discuss interpreters as allies to subcultures
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 0.375 PPO/PS CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.
You should plan on 1.5 hours of watching and reflection in preparation of the discussions and 3 hours of group interactions. The 4.5 hours of content will be spread out the 1 week duration of the movie discussion.
Dates & Location
This movie discussion starts on August 15, 2021 (Sunday) and ends on August 21, 2021 (Saturday).
The group meeting is August 21, 2021 via Zoom from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain.
Movie Discussion Fee: $35
A PayPal invoice will be emailed to you along with confirmation of your registration.
A $20 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. No refunds are offered after this 24 hour cut off.
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A link to the documentary will be sent to you are the beginning of the movie discussion.
Submit your registration form by August 11, 2021. Registration is limited to 7 participants.
Requests for reasonable accommodations can be made on the registration form.
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.