Language Justice is Racial Justice (.2 CEUs)

  • Lenoir Rhyne University 36 Montford Avenue Asheville, NC, 28801 United States

The goal of this workshop is for participants to explore and get in touch with some of their own identities as well as have a chance to discuss how these experiences, biases, and assumptions can inform word choices and decisions when interpreting. This workshop hopes to encourage conversation and reflection about the diversity of language in discussing race and ethnic identity as well as allowing time to practice interpreting conversations centered around race and identity.

Presenters:. The Center for Participatory Change (CPC) is a local non-profit organization with a mission to ‘ignite collective power, transform systems of oppression and heal our communities in community,’ and has been doing Language Justice work for more than a decade. CPC’s work includes training interpreters, hosting interpreter practice sessions, evaluating English-Spanish interpreters, and creating and supporting multilingual spaces. CPC recently published a Language Justice Curriculum as a way to share their work with other interpreters and language justice workers in the region. Racial equity, language justice and cultural organizing are at the heart of each of our strategies. The workshop will be lead by CPC staff member; Andrea Goldin as well as CPC Circle Co-coordinator, Ada Volkmer and CPC Tzedek Fellow, Monserrat Ramirez Perez.