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Code Switching

December 15, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you heard of “Code Switching”?

The most common definition is “the practice of alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language in conversation.”

Example: “This café has a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ ambience.” In other words, “I don’t know what.” Yet while preparing for this, my third time co-presenting with my esteemed colleague, attorney Joanna Storey (our second presentation for SFPA’s 2021 Skills Academy), I found multiple, complex layers of meaning.

Code Switching includes:

✳️ Culture;

✳️ Social standing;

✳️ How we are perceived by others;

✳️ Overcoming negative stereotypes;

✳️ Stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and others;

✳️ Changing our behavior to gain approval / acceptance;

✳️ In BIPOC and LGBTQI+ communities, it can mean survival; and more.

Please join Joanna Storey and me for San Francisco Paralegal Association‘s final 2021 monthly Skills Academy professional development webinar on #CodeSwitching today, December 15th.

DATE: December 15, 2021
TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. PST
COST: Free for SFPA members; $5.00 for non-members
REGISTER: https://sfpa.com/event-4562334


December 15, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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San Francisco Paralegal Association (SFPA)