We Choose Love! We Choose Democracy! We Choose Community!

We are working to create a world where everyone can live and love freely without fear. Inspired by the We Choose All of Us campaign by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, this year’s conference will explore what it means to choose love, choose democracy, and to choose community. Join us to get inspired and learn how to put these big concepts into action in your daily life and work.

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Tuesday, September 25 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Language Access is A Human Right: The Shift and Support We Need Within Government, Non-Profit, and Community

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Our workshop will discuss the need for more robust language access, how it ties in with disability justice, work we have done with our own organization and big picture shifts we want to see to truly serve ALL survivors, not just survivors who speak and understand English, and who are sighted and hearing.  This workshop will serve as both a language access situationer and a visioning session to help inform what a campaign that advocates for language access as a human right could look like.  

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Laurie Rocello Torres

Language Access organizer, API Chaya
Laurie Rocello Torres is the Language Access Organizer for API Chaya. They have been involved in work at the intersection of gender, economic, environmental and racial justice since 2013. Communication and language access is important to them because they recognize how imperative... Read More →


Advocate & Organizer, API Chaya
Yukie is a senior survivor advocate and community organizer for API Chaya, formerly API Women and Family Safety Center, where she compassionately advocates for more inclusive and humane services. She is a member of Washington State Coalition For Language Access and is also serving... Read More →

Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT