The Language Justice Initiative works to ensure that all voices are heard and included in the process of community change toward social justice.

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 sharing 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.

Our programs prepare interpreters and translators 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.

At this time Just Communities is not coordinating interpretation or

translation services for other agencies. 

LANGUAGE JUSTICE
PROGRAMS


The Community Interpreter International

This 40 hour entry level certificate course is for bilingual/multilingual individuals. This interactive, skill based program will teach the foundations of the community interpreter profession and build skill in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation with a focus in educational and social services settings.

 

Program Content:

Module 1: The Profession
Module  2: Protocols and Skills
Module  3: Strategic Mediation 
Module  4: Professional Identity 
Module
 5: The Interpreter's Role

Upcoming sessions:

  • For community members: check back for Spring 2020 date!

Interpreting for
Social Justice
Workshop

This 20-hour 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 and the interpreter’s role

  • Language, power, and social justice

  • Creating an inclusive multilingual space

 

Target Audience: This workshop is open to experienced and aspiring interpreters of sign and spoken languages. All levels, languages, and ages are welcome               

 

Upcoming sessions:

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One Room, Many Voices:
Planning for
Cross-Language

Communication

This workshop explores best practices for working with interpreters and translators to plan inclusive and effective multilingual events.

 

Target Audience: Leaders and staff members of schools, non-profit organizations, government agencies, community leaders and organizers, etc. 

Language Justice Network

Just Communities provides support and coordination to a group of interpreters and advocates for language access and inclusion.

“[The Interpreting for Social Justice Workshop] was a truly eye-opening experience to understand all the pieces that interpreters juggle when working on our communities’ behalf. I loved that every single activity built upon the next, drawing from the knowledge and life-experience of our particular group. This brought us together in a very special and personal way, and I’m excited for the future work our red de la justicia lingüística will do together.  My sincerest thanks and appreciation goes out to Just Communities’ staff for organizing this vital workshop right in our backyard.”

 

- Amisha DeYoung-Dominguez,
Interpreting for Social Justice Workshop Graduate

 

For more information about the Language Justice Initiative, please contact:

Lena Moran

lmoran@just-communities.org

(805) 966-2063

OUR PROGRAMS

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Phone (805) 966 - 2063

Fax (805) 246 -1566

info@just-communities.org

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