Applying Inclusive Engagement Techniques Beyond Translated Communications

What You'll Learn

  • Learn about approaches to bilingual public engagement, rooted in the values of equity, inclusion, and language justice.
  • Explore engagement efforts that celebrate language, culture, and heritage and move away from viewing differences as an impediment.
  • Get tools to create culturally inclusive approaches that cultivate relationships and foster a deeper engagement with communities.

More Course Details

Learn about culturally inclusive engagement practices that can help planners build relationships and collaborate with communities who speak languages other than the dominant language. Get an overview of current issues and ideology surrounding language in the United States and how that relates to the overall theme of access to engaging in planning projects. Explore concepts and principles that can be woven into planning practice — such as storytelling, heritage-based events, and language justice — in an effort to educate planners about the multidimensional and multifaceted identities of the many cultures in American communities today.

Common procedural engagement practices can be reimagined into a process that is dynamic and localized. Learn to use storytelling and heritage-based events to build relationships with communities, and explore other participatory tools to engage hard-to-reach groups.