Challenges and best practices for managing multilingual work
Technology for multilingual spaces breakout
- +2 Addressing different ways of using technology across generations and cultures so that no one is excluded.
- Thinking of IT as a language
- Not speaking IT language while also working multilingual communities. → funding/time for IT training
- +4 Resources + funding for interpretation and interpretation equipment + budgeting for interpretation
- Skillsharing + solidarity network
- Training for bilingual folks (maybe retired?) to become skilled interpreters
- +3 Time/capacity/compensation
- +2 Just compensation for interpreters → shifting the dynamic
- Systemizing our grant applications → keep interpretation as line item in all programs
- Advocating for foundations to have a fund available for orgs to access when interpretation is needed
- Stats and resources about language justice to advocate
- Hire staffed interpreters for orgs that have regular interpretation needs
- How could Aspiration network advance this issue?
- Start by naming it / sharing the story / the systemic need with foundations
- What tech resources exist that can support multilingual spaces?
- How can technology be of service to facilitating multilingual spaces online specifically?
- e.g. webinars → How to pull off simultaneous interpretation online?
- Creating multilingual digital networks that can be accessed easily by phone / don’t require a high level of tech skill
- Mago - Journalist
Learning to embrace my bilingual reality
How to create multilingual networks of journalists
- Guadalupe - IDPSCA
Challenges with language, not just Spanish/English but also tech languages and indigenous languages
What are resources to improve our communication?
Volunteers with API LGBTQ org and there are many different languages represented
How to find translators for materials
Google translate bar on
- Adriana - L.A. Co-op Lab
Creating multilingual digital networks that can be accessed easily by phone / don’t require a high level of tech skill
Shirley: Members start posting things that are
- Yanely - Refuge for Families
How can technology be of service to facilitating multilingual spaces online?
Works with folks in El Salvador and connects with
- Lack of relationships with indigenous interpreters
- For transnational work, people have different ways of speaking about things, need to know nuances
- The way we prioritize language puts Spanish/English translation at the top and often sidelines other immigrant communities
- Staff members who don’t speak the same language