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Just Communities'

Webinar/Workshop Series

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We are excited to announce two upcoming Webinar/Workshop series that focus on Common Language and Language Justice, participants will have the opportunity to choose from several dates to attend. Join us to celebrate, learn, and discuss issues of social equity. Learn what we're all about while exploring what it takes to create a truly equitable community. We hope to see you and your team at the webinars

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Presenter: Gabrielle Felder
(she/they)
Director of Research & Consulting

Gabrielle Felder

Gabrielle, also known as Ifademilade Omotola Oosafunmilayo, the sole educator, freelance graphic designer, social media artist, and culture critic behind the platform GFx Studios (@gfx_prints on Instagram). Originally from Orange County, California, Gabrielle

completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated in 2018 with honors, receiving two degrees: Ecology and Evolution, B.S. and Biological Anthropology, B.A. In June 2020, Gabrielle graduated from the University of Washington School of Public Health with a Master’s in Environmental and Occupational Health. 

After completing her degree in Environmental Health at the University of Washington, Gabrielle forged her own path forward by creating a personal and professional career focused on environmental justice, critical race theory, and education."

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Building a Common Language Understanding the Foundations of White Supremacy, Anti-Blackness, and Anti-Indigeneity:

Led by: Gabrielle Felder

Description: The goal of Just Communities’ Common Language Workshop is to develop a foundational understanding of key terms and frameworks relating to white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, and (settler) colonialism. The purpose of this workshop is to build a foundational understanding of key terms in frameworks to ground our future conversations in a common understanding.

  • Webinar Series (program): 

    • Pre-Work: 2 hours

    • Webinar: The interactive virtual workshop consists of 1. 5 hrs with  30m at the end for questions. 

      • Topics and activities include….

        • White supremacy

        • Colonization

        • anti-Blackness

        • anti-Indigeneity

 

 

 

 

Dates/ Times (Pacific Coast)

  • Wednesday, April 6, 10:00-12:00 PM 

  • Wednesday, May 18, 10:00-12:00 PM

  • Wednesday, May 25, 10:00-12:00 PM

Price

Sliding scale $75-120 per person

  • $75 dedicated to low-income individuals, BIPOC folks, & grassroots organizations (esp those that lack 501(3)c status)

  • $120 dedicated to white allies and large organizations with an operating budget of $500k/yr or higher

Details

All workshops will be held virtually, via Zoom

Capacity for each event varies and is limited to a first register, first-serve basis.
You will either receive a confirmation email with Zoom information or information letting you know that you are on the waitlist. 

Contact

For questions or further details please contact Director of Research and Consulting, Gabrielle Felder, at gfelder@just-communities.org

For questions regarding registration, zoom link, and/or logistics please contact Program Operations Manager Karen Hernandez at khernandez@just-communities.org

To register for this webinar please click: HERE

Presenter: René García-Hernández

(he/him/él)

Director of Programming & Community Outreach

René identifies as an undocu queer CIS male of color, who is first-generation, and an agent of hope. Throughout his life, René has always been a bilingual, unique, curious, lifelong learner who is intrigued by the

discovery of knowledge, hope, love, and social justice. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Dance Pedagogy from the California State University, Northridge in 2015. He also currently received his Master's Degree in Education and Leadership Administration from the California State University Channel Islands. René is a community-driven individual, he has served students and families for the past 10 years in several roles.

Currently, He is a Co-founder of Bienestar Latinx, a board member at Adelante Charter School and Santa Barbara Immigration Legal Defense Center. In his spare time, René loves to pause, heal, eat yummy foods, dance, and spend quality time with his familia.

 The Language Justice Initiative Workshop Series 

Description: 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.

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

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

Workshop/Webinar Style (programs)

  • 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 and Justice Common Language: Wednesday, June 1, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • 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)

Price

​Sliding scale $120 - $250 per person

  • $120 dedicated to low-income individuals, BIPOC folks, & grassroots organizations (esp those that lack 501(3)c status)

  • $250 dedicated to white allies and large organizations with an operating budget of $500k/yr or higher

Details

All workshops will be held virtually, via Zoom

Capacity for each event varies and is limited to a first register, first-serve basis.
You will either receive a confirmation email with Zoom information or information letting you know that you are on the waitlist. 

Contact

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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