Conference Interpreting at the London International Women Conference 2015
I had the pleasure to interpret simultaneously from English and French to Spanish, for the IWC London at the South Bank University last weekend. It was a very interesting experience where I had the honour to meet some of the most fearless feminist lawyers of the planet, including the notorious Angela Davis, who have fought relentlessly for women rights!
I was very proud to interpret for her, and really realised the power of my own voice and the difference I make in people's lives when I interpret such an important message into a different language... it still gives me chills!
Sorry the pictures are not that great...
The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights will be hosting the "Women Fighting Back: International and Legal Perspectives" conference at London South Bank University (100-116 London Road, London, SE1 6LN) on 28-29 November 2015.
The aim of the conference is to bring a critical, left wing and intersectional perspective to the women's movement and to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and practical skills between lawyers, academics and activists to advance women’s campaigns and struggles.
The main themes of the conference will be:
Violence against women
The role of women in peace processes
Women in work
We are delighted to announce the participation of:
Angela Davis (USA) - Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies Departments at the University of California. Founding member of Critical Resistance.
Rashida Manjoo (South Africa) - the immediate former (2009-2014) UN Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Professor in the Department of Public Law, Cape Town
Wafa Kafarna (Palestine) - Norwegian Refugee Council and Palestinian activist
Liz Davies (UK) - Housing Rights Lawyer, honorary Vice President of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and co-author of "Enforcing Housing Rights: the case of Sheikh Jarrah: Report on the fact-finding mission to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories" for Avocats Sans FrontieÌres
Jeanne Mirer (USA), President of IADL, founding board member of the International Commission for Labour Rights
Frances Webber (UK) - vice-chair of the Institute of Race Relations' council of management and a former barrister who specialised in immigration, refugee and human rights law.