Community Care Chats
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Hello everyone! My name is Monica Gallego and I am your Community org liaison with PCRID. I am a white hearing sighted cis latina and my pronouns are she/ella. I am wearing tortoise shell glasses, my hair is long, brown and curly. I am wearing a ¾ length sleeve magenta blouse and gold hoop earrings. My background wall is grey.
Thank you to those who came to our PCRID Meet and Greet last month. It was great to see everyone, if only virtually. At the meet & greet we shared our vision for the upcoming community care chats. For those who didn't have an opportunity to be there we wanted to create this video to welcome you to join us!
Tricia: Hi everyone! My name is Tricia Vazquez and I am your co-chair Community Org Liaison with PCRID. I am a brown skin hearing sighted cis latina and my pronouns are she/ella. I am wearing a black framed glasses, my hair is dark brown shoulder length hair with a black headband. I’m wearing silver hoops and black shirt. My background is navy blue screen. Happy to be in space with you.
Monica: We are serving on the PCRID Board as Community Org Liaisons, there are many things we'd like to see improve in the interpreting field, one place we'd like is creating more spaces for healthy communication.
Tricia: We've experienced a major shift in our communities, many of us working primarily in Virtual spaces. We recognize that community care is linked to our interpersonal relationships in the field and the challenges in our work. Challenges that often come from feeling unsupported. We wanted to further a dialogue about how to support each other better during this time. We recognize there are a lot of workshops out there about interpreting during COVID, those tend to be led by someone in a presenter style. Our goal as your facilitators is for this to be a group led discussion and centering your experiences.
Monica: We will meet June 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm ET virtually, and it's important for us that y’all know that it is a confidential space, it will not be recorded and the hope is people will join the conversation to make our community healthier. Together we can explore what healthy means for us as interpreters. If you are interested in joining a discussion group to collectively brainstorm, join us by filling out the google form attached to this post. When you RSVP we will send you the zoom link, pls share with others that you feel might want to participate.
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