Founded in 2015 by Marianela Acuña Arreaza, Silvia Carolina Chicas and John Pluecker, Antena Houston is a local collective of interpreters and language justice organizers. Antena Houston is currently led by Silvia Chicas and John Pluecker.
We believe in a world with language justice, where each person has a right to use the language in which they feel most comfortable and that no language should be privileged above others. We believe in a world where nothing—including language—becomes a barrier to human rights, justice and liberation. We believe that people-led social movements are needed to create that world and that in order to succeed our movements must welcome people’s full identities.
We use the tools of language justice to support social movements to be more welcoming of people’s full identities. We work in Houston, as it is our city, and more broadly throughout the Gulf Coast, Texas and the wider South. Our focus is on developing the capacity of movements and communities to create multilingual spaces where all languages are included equally. To do this, we work with individuals, organizations and communities providing interpretation, translation and capacity-building workshops.
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