Just Communities Language Justice Initiative Presents: Language Access Best Practices

Online only
COST: [​Sliding scale $120 - $250 per person]
Organizer: Just Communities

The Language Justice Initiative promotes best practices for creating inclusive multilingual spaces where all languages are valued equally and speakers of different languages benefit from listening to and connecting with one other.

Language access ensures that everyone’s voices are truly heard and included in the process of community change, and it is a critical element of movements for social justice.

These workshops prepare interpreters, translators, and programming staff to create a more inclusive community by improving access to multilingual spaces in which people can connect across differences of language, culture, race, ethnicity, and immigration experience.

The workshop introduces participants to interpretation skills with a foundation in principles of equity and inclusion. The workshop includes skill-building in consecutive & simultaneous interpretation, ethical issues, the interpreter’s role, language, power, social justice, and creating an inclusive multilingual space.

  • Introductory workshop and curriculum planning to create bilingual/multilingual space for interpreting in a social justice context:

  • Skill-building in consecutive and simultaneous interpretation

  • Ethical issues and the interpreter’s role

  • Language, power, and social justice

  • Creating an inclusive and committed bilingual/multilingual space

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Workshop/Webinar Style (programs)

(Each session is 3 hrs online synchronous learning with 1 hour offline asynchronous Pre & Post-work assignments.)

  • Pre & Post – work assignments

  • Topics and activities include…

    • Language Access and Justice Common Language

    • Language Access Best Practices

    • Language Justice, Ethics, & Standards

    • Modes of Interpretation

    • Language, Culture & Power

2022 Dates & Times (Pacific coast)

  • Language Access Best Practices: Wednesday, June 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Language Justice, Ethics, & Standards: Wednesday, June 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Modes of Interpretation: Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Language, Culture & Power: Wednesday, July 13, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Webinar)



For questions or further details regarding workshops please contact Director of Programming & Community Engagement, René García Hernández at rgarciahernandez@just-communities.org
For questions regarding registration, zoom link, and/or logistics please contact Program Operations Manager Karen Hernandez at khernandez@just-communities.org

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