Language Justice Toolbox: A Webinar on the Intersection of Language, Justice, and Agriculture Offering Practical Strategies for Cross-language Communication
At the core of language justice, is the understanding that language is never neutral. The ways in which we communicate, the languages we communicate in, who is heard, who is not heard, etc. are all questions influenced by different histories, contexts, and relations to power. More than 75% of farmworkers in the U.S. identify as Hispanic and 77% of them report Spanish as the language they feel most comfortable using. Language Justice seeks to honor all languages and increase the presence of multilingual educational spaces in the food system.
In this workshop, participants will learn about language access and language justice, why it is relevant for agriculture, and what are some tools and approaches to consider when planning a
multilingual event. Participants will also hear from an agricultural services colleague who will
share his experience and learnings transitioning from offering monolingual English programming
to multilingual English-Spanish programming.