June 5, 2020 | JNCL Press Release
Last month The Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) announced leadership reorganization. This process is founded on JNCL-NCLIS’ commitment to continuously strive to best serve its members as the premier advocacy organization for America’s Language Enterprise, and to uphold its mission to ensure that Americans have the opportunity to learn English and at least one other language. Today, the organization is announcing new staff assignments and a Temporary Management Plan as the next step in this carefully considered and planned process.

June 5, 2020 | JNCL Action Alert
Proposed AB 1850 has the potential to remedy the devastating effects of AB 5 on professional interpreters and translators. The bill includes a provision for “professional services”, including “certified translators.” However, the specific exemption of “certified translators” excludes thousands of professional translators and all interpreters.

This exclusion not only negatively affects those who provide highly skilled professional language services, but also endangers millions of Californians who rely on their work .   

For AB 1850 to effectively clarify AB 5, an amendment must be made to change the language of exemption to include “professional translators and interpreters.”
JNCL-NCLIS supports the stances and advocacy efforts of ATA and CoPTIC on AB 1850, and urges California advocates to take immediate action.

The assembly bill is set to be heard by the full assembly as early as June 8th, 2020. 

June 4, 2020 | JNCL Press Release
At JNCL-NCLIS, we know the unmatched power of advocacy.

We envision a world where the Language Enterprise facilitates the free movement of people, information, and ideas; builds mutual understanding and acceptance of cultural and linguistic diversity; and promotes the personal development of the individual.

Not only must we STAND in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Color against racism, police brutality, and systemic inequality in this country, we must also

SPEAK UP in solidarity, 
ACT in solidarity, 
ADVOCATE in solidarity.

In alignment with our vision, we acknowledge our responsibility to actively amplify and empower BIPOC voices to achieve justice. By using our collective voice we catalyze positive change. 

We must all do this today, as always.


NECTFL 2021 conference Finding Our Voice: World Languages for Social Justice will be held April 22–24, 2021 in New York City. Please mark your calendars accordingly.

Because of this change, the deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to July 3.


On the following Thursdays from 4:30–5:30 p.m ., participants in these facilitated online discussions will have the opportunity to share their perspectives around a specific topic. Please register separately for each session.

June 11
COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism: Supporting Asian Students, Families, and Educators

June 18
Distance Learning and Family Engagement: The Perspective of Communities of Color

June 25
Mental Health and Racial Equity
Notice ID : HE125420Q8011
Location: VA
Response Date: June 11th
Not ice ID : N40084-20-R-0058
Location: JPN
Response Date: June 17th
FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 ISSUE
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