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March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

*The People’s Forum is temporarily closed from March 10 – April 20*

Algarabía Language Co-op is offering a 15-week community interpreting and translation training at The People’s Forum for advanced Spanish bilinguals (speakers of Spanish with a high level of fluency and proficiency).

These trainings are designed for those interested in learning more about interpreting and translation in social justice spaces and language justice work using real life scenarios. Our goals are 1) to increase local language justice capacity among grassroots groups and community spaces; 2) to provide participants with useful work skills they can continue to develop; and 3) to introduce a social justice framework to understand the role of interpreters and translators in creating participatory and inclusive community spaces.

Spanish bilinguals are folks who grew up with Spanish being spoken at home or in their home community but have been systematically denied access to bilingual education.



To register APPLY HERE

 Covers interpreter role and ethics; simultaneous and consecutive modes of interpretation; use of interpretation equipment; overview of medical and legal interpreting with focus on social justice and grassroots community settings; focus is on oral fluency; explores topics of identity, healing of language-based trauma, and overcoming affective barriers to Spanish interpreting; expands vocabulary and idiomatic expressions; focus is on colloquial Spanish and differences among varieties; explores the use of inclusive, gender-neutral and anti-racist language; hands-on interpreting practice; participants will be given the opportunity to interpret at a community event.

Saturdays, February 15th – May 23rd, 2020, 10am-1pm (3hrs/week; 45 hrs.)

  • Each session can hold up to 20 participants.
  • Courses are free of charge.
  • All course materials will be provided for free.
  • This program prioritizes working class, racialized folks of Indigenous and African descent, LGB Queer & Trans folx, youth and senior citizens.
  • Priority is given to working class local residents in the Chelsea and Hudson Yards area who are also eligible to receive a weekly participation stipend.

To register APPLY HERE


  • Aldo Ulisses Reséndiz Ramírez
    Aldo Ulisses Reséndiz Ramírez is a multilingual, queer immigrant from a farm-working family of Indigenous hñähñu and xo'oi descent. They are a writer, cultural worker, community organizer and language justice promoter in community organizing spaces across New York City working on critical language pedagogy and popular education approaches to teaching emergent bilinguals, … Read More ›


March 28, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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