Community Consciousness: Diving Into Language Justice

Community Consciousness: Diving Into Language Justice

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10:00am - 12:00pm

Webinar Format

Join us for an interactive professional development opportunity to learn about Language Justice. During this training Community Language Cooperative will walk us through:

  • Connecting Our Stories
  • The History of Language Oppression
  • What is Language Justice

Language justice when it comes to racial justice aims to remove the language barrier and provide full acceptance and recognition of the “whole self” for people of color, allowing for full and unapologetic leadership. In other words, language justice is about giving everyone the opportunity to participate in the language of her/his heart.

Conciencia comunitaria: Sumergiéndonos en la justicia del lenguaje

Únase a nosotros para una oportunidad interactiva de desarrollo profesional para aprender sobre la justicia del lenguaje. Durante esta capacitación, Community Language Cooperative nos guiará a través de:

  • Conectando nuestras historias
  • La historia de la opresión del lenguaje
  • ¿Qué es la justicia del lenguaje ?

La justicia del lenguaje en lo que respecta a la justicia racial tiene como objetivo eliminar la barrera del idioma y proporcionar una aceptación y un reconocimiento completos del “yo completo”  para las personas de color, lo que permite un liderazgo pleno y sin complejos. En otras palabras, la justicia del lenguaje consiste en dar a todos la oportunidad de participar en el lenguaje de su corazón.

About Community Language Cooperative

The Community Language Cooperative (CLC) provides interpretation services, focus groups, and inclusivity/diversity training to make community, academic, and governmental events more accessible for all. We help remove barriers and broaden opportunities for participation and community engagement by non-English speakers, and train organizations on implementation of inclusivity practices.

Acerca de Community Language Cooperative

Community Language Cooperative (CLC) brinda servicios de interpretación, grupos de enfoque y capacitación sobre inclusión / diversidad para hacer que los eventos comunitarios, académicos y gubernamentales sean más accesibles para todos. Ayudamos a eliminar barreras y ampliar las oportunidades de participación y compromiso comunitario de personas que no hablan inglés, y capacitamos a organizaciones sobre la implementación de prácticas de inclusión.

About Indira Guzman, Co-Founder of Community Language Cooperative, Interpreter

Indira Guzman, a co-founder and director at the Community Language Cooperative. After her Chicano Studies degree at Metro State University, Indira has acted as a liaison for the Spanish speaking community throughout Denver. Growing up, Indira’s father was a pastor of a Spanish non-denominational church where she began her interpreting career at a young age. Indira lives with her two children in Sheridan, Colorado where she is a fierce advocate for equitable education. Indira currently sits as a board member for the Sanctuary Christian Fellowship and Commún Denver and is part of the leadership team with Sheridan Rising Together for Equity. Indira enjoys spending time with her children and traveling for enjoyment. Indira is dedicated to building local capacity using the Language Justice model to build vibrant and effective multilingual spaces to foster open communication across languages and cultures.

About Rosa Guzman Snyder, Co-Founder of Community Language Cooperative, Interpreter

Rosa works on providing quality interpretation and translation services to linguistically diverse communities. She has a history of providing language justice trainings for grass-roots and grass-tops organizations, understanding that it requires organizations to practice language justice effectively as a clear way of making space for racial inclusion. Rosa is a skilled interpreter (consecutive and simultaneous) and has vast experience in navigating linguistically diverse spaces. In addition to the facilitation, Rosa provides coaching for resident teams and non-profits who are working on implementing language justice and equity in engagement in their organization. Rosa is a long time resident of Southwest Denver, growing up in the Westwood neighborhood. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Nonprofit Administration from Colorado State University- Pueblo and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Texas, Arlington. Rosa is a fellow of the Transformative Leadership for Change fellowship, designed for diverse directors in Colorado.

About the Community Consciousness: Diving into DEI Series

Community Consciousness: Diving into DEI is an Eagle County panel series around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Each session will revolve around a different topic such as (public health, our school district, wellness, leadership development, etc.) and will allow for the panel members to tell their personal stories of how they have been affected by inequity, data and observations they have found in their professional work regarding how our community is affected by inequity and what we can do as a community to improve.

This series is hosted by High Country Human Resource Association and Vail Valley Partnership.