Interpreting For Social Justice

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Interpreting for Social Justice

May 15-17, 2015

“Wayside Center for Popular Education is an amazing place for people to come together for the opportunity to learn knowledge, culture, language and social work. For the first time, I needed services accommodated to have Spanish translated into ASL as I did not speak fluent Spanish. This helped my learning experience by allowing me to have language access to communicate and interact with my peers. Each individual expressed their own unique perspective to every discussion, which in turn, ignited powerful relationships. I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn about Trilingual interpreting and I hope to become more involved in social justice interpreting for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Thank you to all the beautiful people who helped make this experience awesome and thank you very much to both instructors Roberto and Catalina.  Wayside we made it!!! “Orel Barajas

Interpreting for Social Justice

 Registration is closed for this event

The goals of this workshop are to:

  • To build a cadre of skilled social justice interpreters in the Southeast and Appalachia who can empower immigrant communities by providing language accessibility to promote social justice

  • To encourage local leadership in immigrant communities through sharing skills by training other community members in social justice interpreting

  • To create multilingual spaces in social justice communities where language is used democratically as a movement-building tool of power


REGISTRATION FEES(based on income or organization budget)
Full and partial scholarships available. If your organization is paying for you to attend, please use your yearly organizational budget to determine your fee.




Under $15,000


$15 - $25,000


$25 - $35,000


$35 - $45,000


$45 - $55,000


over $55,000



Bilingual social justice activists and workers who would like to learn more about interpreting and translating in a social justice context to empower immigrant communities and build alliances across communities.


  • Interpreter Role and Ethics

  • Interpretation modes

  • Use of interpreting equipment

  • Differences and similarities in social justice interpreting

  • Impact of language barriers in social justice movement building

  • How to create a multilingual space

Hands-on interpreting by participants throughout the workshop

Please Note: Participants should be able to commit to the entire program schedule (Friday 9 am through Sunday 4 pm).

May 15th, 2015 9:00 AM   through   May 17th, 2015 4:00 PM
1100 Mill Pond Road
Faber, VA 22938
United States
Phone: 804.868.0191

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