CPC believes movements for liberation must bring people together across multiple languages. The Language Justice Circle focuses on developing the capacity of interpreters, translators and language justice workers to create multilingual movement spaces, build analysis, and develop and deepen relationships.
CPC trains people, especially first-and-second-generation immigrants, in interpretation skills, role and ethics, and the political impact of interpretation on community organizing and movement building. We do this by convening an annual two-day Language Justice Interpreter Training and coordinating a high school interpreter club and monthly interpreter practice sessions.
We’ve also created unique social justice interpreting resources that are free and available online:
- Online Interpreter Training Course
Five sessions covering topics such as building interpreter vocab, queering language, and interpreter role and ethics.
- Interpreter Skill-Building Videos
Short videos on topics including warm-up, recovery techniques, and creating multi-lingual spaces.
CPC also recognizes the importance of deepening our understanding of multilingual work and its role within a larger language justice and social justice movement. To learn more about our Language Justice Tour, click here.
Through this work, our hope is that participants will come together to create, heal and transform language into a tool to build the world we want to live in.
The South has something to say! Twenty-four language justice workers from TX, LA, AL, GA, NC, TN and KY came together for CPC’s El Sur Tiene Algo Que Decir (The South Has Something To Say) at the Highlander Research and Education Center. Coops, collectives and comadres gathered to share experiences and build community as we work together to strengthen the movement for language justice in the South.