Language Justice and Community Interpreter Training in Alamosa, Colorado

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McHarg Park Community Center

409 2nd St.

Avondale, CO 81022

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Language Justice and Community Interpreter Training

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The training will be held on November 16th and 17th and December 7th and 8th from 8:30 - 5 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST COMMIT TO THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING

The Community Language Cooperative has fully embraced the truth that communities have power, expertise and drive to bring about meaningful change. We believe that with the right tools, inclusive practices and equitable access, communities can advocate for policy change while simultaneous building leadership capacity from within. Even though interpretation and translation have been considered important tools for meaningful community engagement, oppressive beliefs and practices have often been associated with language access. Interpreters and translators must be fully aware of the power that they hold in community spaces and intentionally transfer the power back to community. This a 40 hour training to embark on your own journey of understanding language, oppression and equity with the end goal of embracing language justice. Participants will understand the practice of community interpretation, techniques to better provide interpretation and learn how to advocate for language justice in public spaces. Participants with the Colorado Trust will receive a full scholarship for the training. The participants will complete 8 hours of homework during the two week period and will receive a 40 hour training certificate of participation as a Community Interpreter and Language Justice Practitioner.

This training is limited to the first 15 people who register . There will be a wait list in case any spaces open up.

Deadline to register: October 28, 2019

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-Light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be provided

-We will provide lodging if you're traveling more than one hour to Avondale

-We will also provide mileage reimbursement if you travel more than 30 miles

-After you've completed the entire training, we will offer a $100 stipend for your participation.

Contact Indira Guzman indira@communitylanguagecoop.com with any questions you may have

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McHarg Park Community Center

409 2nd St.

Avondale, CO 81022

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