2021 CONFERENCE AGENDA

“Securing Language Access Through Adversity:Building Resilient Communities”

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Day 1: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

8:30 AM – 2:45 PM (CT)

All session will be held virtually on zoom. Registration Required.

All session times are on Central Time.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM    Branded Waiting Room: Networking & Latest Tools for Language Access. Session Moderator: Daesy Behrhorst 

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM    Welcome by Kathleen Gasparian, LLAC President & Chair of BOD 


9:20 AM – 10:20 AM   SESSION I:  HealthSession Moderator: Eva Silvestre 

A. “Mental Health Prevention Work in Community with Language Access”
Presenter: LA Voz de la Comunidad: David Alvarez (CEU: CCCHI & Tulane School of Social Work)

B. “Improving Language Access in Our Health Care System” Presenter: Luke’s House Health Clinic: Edith Romero & Adam Bradley (CEU: CCCHI & Tulane School of Social Work)


10:25 AM – 11:50 AM SESSION II:  Education Session Moderator: Karina Castillo        

A.“Language Access in Virtual Learning Environment” Presenter: Jefferson Parish Schools: Dr. Gloria Parker (CEU: JPS)

B.“Educational Access for Undocumented Youth” Presenter: ALAS: Lisa María Rhodes CEU: JPS)


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Keynote Address: “Organizing for Language Access in Local Government” Presenter: Sarah Babcock, Jefferson Parish President’s Office Session Session Moderator:  Jocelyn Pinkerton (CEU: CCCH)


12:35 PM – 1:35 PM SESSION III:  JusticeSession Moderator: Samuel Buckley

A.“Language Rights When Interacting with ICE and 287(g) Agreements: What Communities Need to Know” Presenter: Southern Poverty Law Center: Luz Lopez-Ortiz & Matt Boles (CEU: CCCHI & MCLE)

B.“Louisiana’s New Language Access Plans for Courts” Presenter: Louisiana Supreme Court: Brian Wiggins (CEU: MCLE)

1:40 PM – 2:40 PM SESSION IV: InterpretersSession Moderator: Andrew Dafoe

A.“How to Become a Certified or Credentialed Medical Interpreter”
Presenter:National Board of Certified Medical Interpreters (NBCMI): Gulya Shigabutdinova

B.“Language Translation Overview: Processes, Practices and Considerations” Presenter: Language Line Solutions: Jon Bove

C.“Getting the Healthcare Interpreter Certification to Boost Your Career” Presenter: Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI): Natalya Mytareva

2:45 PM Evaluations Session – Moderator:  Karla duPlantier


Day 2: Thursday, July 22, 2021

8:30 AM – 2:45 PM (CT)

All session times are on Central Time


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM    Branded Waiting Room: Networking & Latest Tools for Language Access. Session Moderator: Daesy Behrhorst 

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM    Welcome Day 2: Advocacy for Language Access during Disaster & Response


9:20 AM – 10:20 AM   SESSION I:  HealthSession Moderator: Ligia Gutierrez

A.“Beyond Dispatch”
Presenter: Family Services at Children’s Wisconsin: Kristin Nordness (CEU:CCHI & Tulane School of Social Work)

B.“Empowering Health Care Organizations to Eliminate the Language Barrier” Presenter: Canopy Innovations: Bill Tan (CEU:CCHI & Tulane School of Social Work)


10:55 AM – 11:55 AM   SESSION II:  EducationSession Moderator: Idania Mejia                           

A.“Quality of Language Access Services: Three-Pillar Education Approach” Presenter: BML, Language Consultants, LLC: Berta A. Cevallos (CEU: JPS)

B.“Remote Interpreting in Educational Contexts – Inclusive Measures that Provide Language Access” Presenter: TEA Language Solutions: Aimee Benaavides, Tamber Hilton & Ernest Nino- Murcia (CEU: JPS)


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Keynote Address: “Responsive Actions to Civil Rights and HIPPA: Privacy/Security Safeguards During Translations and Interpretations” Presenter: Office for Civil Right – DHHS/OS: Valerie Montoya


12:35 PM – 1:35 PM SESSION III:  JusticeSession Moderator: Samuel Buckley

A.“Language Access in Court Proceedings and COVID-19” Presenter: Interpreting and Translation Program, University of New Orleans: Sylvia Gomez (CEU: MCLE)

B.“Ethical Considerations in Remote Proceedings with Language Access”
Presenter: TEA Language Solutions: Tamber Hilton, Ernest Nino-Murcia & Aimee Benaavides (CEU: MCLE)


1:40 PM – 2:40 PM SESSION IV: InterpretersSession Moderator: Andrew Dafoe

A.“Defining Best Collaboration Practices between Interpreters, Speech and Language Pathologist” Presenter: ITEworkgroup: Dr. Holly Silvestri (CEU: CCHI)

B.“Interpretation and the IEP”
 
Presenter: TNOLA Learning: Robert Matschiner & Andrew Dafoe (CEU: CCHI)


 2:45 PM  CLOSING REMARKS Session Moderator:  Karla duPlantier

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