Language Justice Circle: Interpretation for Social Justice
The Language Justice Circle focuses on developing the capacity of interpreters and translators to create multilingual spaces, organize around language access in our communities, create analysis about the impact of the preservation and loss of language, and build a stronger social justice movement by allowing us to organize and create relationships across language barriers.
Once a year, the Language Justice Circle hosts a two day Interpreting for Social Justice Training. The training is targeted for those interested in building interpretation skills, especially students and community members. It also covers the political impact of interpretation on community organizing and movement building.
The Interpreting for Social Justice Training is the first step to the CPC Interpreting Mentorship Program. This program includes evaluation and one on one mentorship. CPC prioritizes hiring these new interpreters for local and regional interpreting opportunities. Lastly, the LJ Circle convenes interpreter practices sessions where bilingual people interested in interpretation come together to practice, learn about creating multilingual spaces and discuss the role of the interpreter in social justice movements.