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First in a series of virtual panel discussions leading to Ontario’s Language Advocacy Day on February 4th, 2021.

In a series of virtual panel discussions, LANGUAGE ADVOCACY ON THE PERIPHERY, leading to Ontario’s first virtual Language Advocacy Day on February 4th, 2021, organized by a grassroots coalition of language service providers and like-minded organizations, we are interested in an exploration of less visible segments of language service provisions. The virtual panel discussion: Language Barriers and LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers gathers practitioners, agencies serving LGBTQ+ communities and other relevant stakeholders to discuss:
– The role of language barriers in understanding intersectionality of identities, oppression and service siloes within the context of LGBTQ+ asylum seeking
– How language barriers amplify communication challenges for agencies serving these communities
– How increasingly limited funding and pandemics is impacting the provision of language-assisted services to LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and changing budgeting strategies
– What the role of language service professionals and agencies is in providing better support to LGBTQ+ asylum seekers accessing their language rights

Please join us for a discussion about this important topic on Wednesday, January 14th, 2021 at 12 noon and invite others by passing on this message and sharing the event details.