Culturally Relevant Foods with Tacoma Farmers Market

09.05.2022 in General Resources

The term “culturally-relevant” first referred to teaching practices and was coined by the scholar, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings in the early 1990s. Dr. Ladson-Billings stated that maintaining the integrity of a person’s culture while being academically successful, is the goal of a culturally-relevant teaching style (source…

Lay of the Land with Community Farm Connection

06.01.2022 in General Resources

In order to effectively start a gleaning project, a VISTA needs to familiarize themselves with the regional hunger relief agencies and the existing food and distribution systems in the communities served. This was accomplished by conducting a regional food bank survey which included questions addressing the…

Plain Language as a Tool for Inclusive Communications

07.10.2021 in General Resources

Plain Language is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Plain language is NOT dumbing down, but rather a method to simplify understanding and reduce the number of emails and calls from your audience asking for clarification. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 has made this method a standard practice among public agencies as they serve the broader, diverse community, as well as organizations that serve a specific audience with low English proficiency.

Working with Interpreters at IRC

13.11.2020 in General Resources

Working with Interpreters The different programs at the IRC all work with interpreters to varying degrees. There are certain guidelines to keep in mind when working with interpreters to ensure that the conversation between staff and clients goes as smoothly as possible and not too…