G.2. Interpreting at Workshops

Interpreting[59] of oral communications is often needed at workshops. Co-Counselors who want to contribute to the interpreting can consult with the leadership of their Community and with the workshop organizer about playing this role. Interpreters are not paid for interpreting at RC workshops. (See Guidelines C.2., Goals of RC Classes and G.1., Workshops—Overview, about sign language interpreting. See also the Guidelines for Interpreting at RC Workshops, on the RC Community website at <www.rc.org/languageliberation>.)

There should be interpreting at RC workshops whenever the workshop leader does not speak the primary language of the people who live where the workshop is happening. When possible, there should be interpreting into all native and/or first languages spoken by the participants.

REASON

Interpreting is an important part of language liberation. It is a powerful tool for facing and contradicting language oppression—which affects all of us, whether we are the targets or the agents of the oppression. It is also necessary for full inclusion and complete understanding.

We do not have sufficient funds to pay for interpreting services. However, by interpreting, interpreters contribute to their own re-emergence as well as to the growth and development of the Community.


[59] In Re-evaluation Counseling (RC) interpreting means orally translating.


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