Bancha Lenguas is a collective of interpreters and language justice workers dedicated to promoting a just society by eliminating language barriers and building multilingual communities. Our interpretation services and popular education workshops are geared at supporting community organizing and social justice.

We are based in Bulbancha: the Choctaw word for “the land where many languages are spoken” or “the land of many tongues”, now known as New Orleans. We are named BanchaLenguas as an acknowledgement of the occupied indigenous land we live on and a reminder to center our work in the rich traditions and pre-colonial languages of this land, as we promote individual political empowerment and socio-political equity over assimilation.