Training Opportunities

Interpreters Training Workshop | April 9-10, 2016 | Austin, TX

This two-day training will explore interpreting as an act of social justice and provide participants with an introduction to corresponding theory and practice. Participants will walk away from the training with new ways to think of our work as interpreters, concrete practices to increase our multilingual capacity as individuals and organizations, and with experience using simultaneous interpreting equipment and openly discussing the function of the interpreter in community organizing settings. Sessions will include:

  • Interpreter role and ethics
  • Interpretation modes
  • Use of interpreting equipment
  • The impact of language barriers in social justice movement building
  • How to create a multilingual space

Who: 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. If you speak a different language pair than Spanish/English, you should register for the training with another person also fluent in your language pair so that you have someone that can participate in the different training activities with you.

When & Where: Saturday, April 9, 9am-5pm & Sunday, April 10 9am-5pm at PODER, 2604 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX. Participants must commit to both days of the training. Lunch will be provided both days.

How to Register: Submit your application and $15 registration fee at by March 20. Space is limited to 20 people, so register soon!

Cost: $200. Some scholarships are available.

Many thanks to Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera and PODER for supporting this event!