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Friday, May 17 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Like a Puzzle: Designing a Language Access Plan

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There's no "one size fits all" when it comes to a language access plan. This session will explore three unique approaches to creating a municipal language access plan from large, medium, and small cities. It will focus on common practices and finding creative solutions to overcoming barriers.

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Manar-ul Islam Swaby

Director of Language and Communications Access, City of Boston
Manar-ul Islam Swaby was born and raised in New York to a Muslim and Caribbean immigrant family. Manar graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her direct experiences and academics frame the way that she approaches her work. Manar... Read More →
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Emily Yaffe

International Relations Specialist, Housing & neighborhood services, City of Charlotte
Emily Yaffe is the International Relations Specialist with the Office of International Relations andan employee of the City of Charlotte since May 2014. She is committed to supporting thesuccess of diverse, welcoming and globally connected communities. Prior to joining the Office... Read More →
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Jodie Stanely

Education and Outreach Coordinator, Human Relations Department, City of Greensboro
Born of second-generation missionaries with roots in Japan and Canada, Jodie Stanley was born andraised in Bolivia, South America. Her ability to speak Spanish led her to a career with the City ofGreensboro Human Relations Department in North Carolina where her current responsibilities... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Omni William Penn - Bob & Dolores Hope Room - Mezzanine Level