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1 Hour Video: Civil Rights and Language Access December 4, 2008 on PBS Hawaii television program

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Recognizing that many people have only a limited ability to read, write, speak or understand English, and that language is a barrier for many living in Hawaii, the 2005 State Legislature passed a law ensuring equal, meaningful access to state-funded services.

Can we afford to enforce this law? Can we afford not to? Our panelists discuss Civil Rights and Language Access. Moderator Dan Boylan will be joined by panelists Serafin "Jun" Colmenares, Office of Language Access; Suzanne Zeng, UH Center for Interpretation & Language Studies, Pat McManaman, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission and Gerald Ota from the Department of Health.This conversation was recorded on December 4, 2008 in the PBS Hawaii studio.

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