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The Embedded Racism of Language Access Barriers

25 Mar 2021

The Embedded Racism of Language Access Barriers

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Virtual

People of color who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) face compounded barriers to accessing human health services and the legal system. Anti-discrimination laws aim to remedy those barriers, by requiring meaningful language access to government-funded programs and services. But do these laws do enough to ensure equal access for Vermont's LEP communities?

Join the South Royalton Legal Clinic at Vermont Law School as we consider these important language access issues in Vermont.

Moderator

Sara Gaylon JD'21
Dean's Fellow and Advanced Clinician of the South Royalton Legal Clinic at VLS

Panelists

Ruthie Lazenby LLM'22
Clinical Legal Fellow of the Environmental Justice Clinic at VLS

Erika Johnson
Staff Attorney of the Housing Discrimination Law Project

Kristen Rengo
Coordinator of Interpretation and Translation Services, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Jules Torti
Chief of Civil Division and Civil Rights Coordinator, U.S. Attorney's Office District of Vermont

*CLE credit hours 1.5 hours

 

Free and open to the public, this event will be livestreamed at vermontlaw.edu/live and on Facebook.

 

Embedded Racism of Language Access Barriers

Questions? Concerns? Contact Jill Rudge at jrudge@vermontlaw.edu