The Austin Language Justice Collective is a member organization that seeks to bridge language barriers so that all people, regardless of what language they speak, can participate equally in society. As interpreters, translators and language justice advocates, we act as conduits of communication—allowing people who speak different languages to successfully communicate with each other and build mutual understanding. Our motto is “communities in dialogue” because we believe passionately in facilitating dialogue that builds relationships to address issues of economic and racial justice. We see interpretation as a particular opportunity for building grassroots power among many language groups.