International Rescue Committee San Diego: Interpreter
Location: San Diego, CA
If anyone knows graduated students or community members that are FLUENT in English and other language (Amharic, Arabic, Karen, Nepalese, Swahili, Farsi, French, Spanish, or other refugee languages) IRC is looking to hire interpreters for regularly scheduled trainings and in the classroom.
Under the supervision of the Finance and Operations Coordinator, the Interpreter will provide interpretation to IRC San Diego clients who possess limited proficiency in English.
- Provide interpretation in Amharic, Arabic, Karen, Nepalese, Swahili, Farsi, French, Spanish, or other refugee languages during regularly scheduled trainings and in the classroom,
- Provide one-on-one technical assistance sessions to eligible participants with limited English proficiency
- Provide clerical support and assist participants to complete basic forms
- Support training staff with outreach efforts
- Assist training staff with other tasks as assigned
Skills and Abilities: Fluency in English and at least one of the following languages required: Amharic, Arabic, Karen, Nepalese, Swahili, Farsi, French, Spanish or other refugee languages
Education: Education in linguistics or related field and/or evidence of training in interpretation techniques strongly desired
Experience: Prior experience providing interpretive services strongly desired
Other: Must be a team player. Some local travel required (must have valid CA Driver License and automobile insurance).
Communities demand immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, protects workers’ rights, promotes family unity, and stops the militarization of border communities.
Take a stand and march with your community…
Begin: 6th Avenue and Laurel Street, Balboa Park
South on 6th Avenue
West on Broadway
North on India Street
West on Ash Street
North on Pacific Hwy until you reach the County Administration Building
The march is approximately 2.37 miles. Please bring plenty of water and sun protectant, as the temperature is expected to be in the low 80s.
Maricar is the point person for this event, and he will be carrying our banner. Please contact him if you are interested in attending.
To the friends and allies of border communities,
Congressional Rep. Duncan Hunter, is having a Town Hall on Thursday, August 22 in his district in San Diego.
Today, the San Diego Table on Immigration Policy would like to bring to his attention that we do not want the militarization of southern border communities as part of immigration reform.
Please take part in this online action today in support of San Diego border residents and families.
Here are some tweets and images you are welcome to post:
Upload this image, Image1.jpg, and tweet this message:
@Rep_Hunter San Diego communities do not want to be militarized! Will you stand with us? #WeAretheBorder
Upload this image, Image2.jpg, and tweet this message:
@Rep_Hunter Do you agree we should #revitalizenotmilitarize San Diego border communities? #WeAretheBorder
Upload this image, Image3.jpg, and tweet this message:
@Rep-Hunter Do you agree we should have ACCOUNTABILITY and OVERSIGHT over #BorderPatrol? #WeAretheBorder #RevitalizeNotMilitarize
If any of this is too difficult to do, simply search for #WeAretheBorder in the Twitter search engine and retweet someone else’s message. The more posts and the more retweets we can do, the more we can push this online conversation into public light.
Please share this with your friends and contacts and please be courteous with your online conversations. To download the images, please click here.
Immigration Reform San Diego Forum: Knowledge + Action = Power!
Hosted by Justice Overcoming Boundaries (JOB San Diego)
Thursday, August 29, 2013, 6:30 PM
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
4011 Ohio St. San Diego, CA
The opportunity for immigration reform is happening now. But you need good information. Come find out from the experts:
- The latest information about the proposals in Congress
- What you can do to support the best plan
- How you can prepare yourself if a reform passes
- How to avoid immigration scams
- Your rights if authorities even stop you
You will be able to meet new friends united in the struggle for a just immigration reform for our community. This session will be in Spanish (with translation to English) and refreshments will be served. Share this event with friends and family!
For more info, see the Facebook event.
Urge Governor Brown to support voting rights!
An innovative voting rights bill that would open up our democracy to more Californians has been passed by the legislature. It’s now headed to Governor Brown for his signature. If he signs the bill (AB 817), lawful permanent residents (green card holders) will be able to serve as poll workers on Election Day.
Tell Governor Brown to sign the bill into law by signing this petition. The governor has just a few more days to act on the bill, so he needs to hear from you now!
APALA 2013 Biennial Convention
The convention will be in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 14-18, 2013.
APALA is pleased to host our inter-generational conference of Asian Pacific American workers and allies. This powerful convening continues the groundwork laid by our training programs including the Organizing Institute, our political program Every Vote Counts, and our series of successful immigrant rights hearings and forums across the country. We are building a path toward the future, linking generations of activists in support of working and middle class families. Register today at www.apalanet.org!
Sign up for APALA Membership now at www.apalanet.org to take part in regular registration at $275. It includes continental breakfast (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and banquet dinner Friday. Student/community registration for the conference is $50, and an additional $75 for the banquet dinner on Friday.
Confirmed Speakers: Senator Mazie Hirono (HI); Donald “D” Taylor, UNITE-HERE President; Laura Reyes, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer