The NCIHC is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States.
In June 2016 NCIHC held two events for World Refugee Day. In Oregon people gathered to hear a presentation on the rich culture of the Congolese community in Portland presented and co-sponsored by IRCO's Sokhom Tauch Community Center. Staff and community leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo gave an informative presentation on the history, government and traditions of their country and the particular barriers they face when they arrive in Portland. It was a diverse gathering celebrating the music, food and culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thanks to Certified Languages International for co-sponsoring this event.
In Indianapolis, IN people gathered to hear the story of Sui Siangte who talked about her crossover from Burma to India and how she served as an interpreter, and then her resettlement eventually in the United States, where she is currently working as an interpreter for Luna Language Services, co-sponsor of the event along with Exodus Refugee Immigration. After Sui's presentation, the participants watched the short video, "We Walk Together: a Syrian refugee family’s journey to the heart of Europe" followed by an open discussion.
NCIHC will continue to sponsor local and regional events. Please join us as we celebrate #diversity, and as we work for and promote #socialjustice and #languageaccess. For future events or to co-sponsor an event, please check our website, listserv and social media or write to email@example.com.
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