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The Path to Language Justice: A Conversation on the Strategic Role of Plain Language
August 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Research to Policy Webinar series continues with the latest exciting installment.
Over the past two decades, we’ve seen major progress on language access in health care across the country. It’s time to take stock and assess where we are: on the path to language justice or have we simply achieved greater compliance with state and federal mandates? How are health care institutions being responsive to the languages and cultures of families they serve? Is there a strategic role for plain language to move us forward?
During this live 30-minute webinar, CAL’s Anthony Tassi interviews two leaders in the movement for language justice from very different backgrounds. Theodore Moore is the Vice President of Policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, an alliance of more than 200 immigrant and refugee groups. Moore, and the movement he leads, has achieved significant local policy and funding wins for language access. Maricel G. Santos, Ed.D., is a professor of English at San Francisco State University and a nationally-recognized expert in health literacy. Her research explores how adult learners can serve as agents of change in health care and how their participation in adult literacy classes acts as a health-protective factor.
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