Bilingual Staff's Roles in Language Access
Facilitated by the Immigrant Survivors Project at PIRC
Wednesday, November 13, 12:30PM - 2:00PM
This webinar is geared toward bilingual domestic and sexual violence victim advocates and volunteers. Participants will explore the role of bilingual staff in your organization’s language access plan, identify and distinguish the roles of bilingual staff and of interpreters, and examine strategies for advocating towards improved language access within and outside one’s organization and for upholding professional boundaries of bilingual advocates, staff and volunteers.
Ana I. De Carolis is a Project Coordinator with Casa de Esperanza – National Latin@ Network and Language Access Liaison for the National Resource Center on Reaching Crime Victims (NRC). Ana has six years of experience doing community outreach and education around language access rights, serving as a language access advocate on behalf of DV survivors with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), and supporting local city departments in enhancing their language access policies and practices. Ana holds a B.A. in Educational Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and an M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University.