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Word of Mouth - January 2018

January 2018

Happy new year!


IncubateHER. Global Wordsmiths has been chosen to participate in the 2018 IncubateHER cohort! IncubateHER participants will receive industry-specific mentors; business education and training through Chatham's Women's Business Center, a tailored growth curriculum, peer-to-peer mentoring through cohort meetups, and a year-long membership to the Center for immersive networking opportunities. This innovative approach provides women entrepreneurs with fast-tracked mentoring and business development support to assist them in developing best practices for long-term strategic growth. Coro Pittsburgh Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award Finalist. Thank you, Coro Pittsburgh! The Innovation Leadership Award acknowledges a person or organization whose new venture, groundbreaking or transformational idea serves as example to inspire innovation and leadership in their sector and/or in the region. This is a huge honor and we are both humbled and thankful. Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership 2017 Nonprofit Clinic. Global Wordsmiths has been selected to participate in the 2017 Nonprofit Clinic program! In the Nonprofit Clinic, students provide professional-quality consulting services to 10-12 nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh area each year. The services are provided free of charge by advanced graduate students in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs under the supervision of Professor Kevin Kearns. The Clinic is a capstone seminar but is administered through the Johnson Institute because of its logistical complexities. Our new website has launched! Online booking is coming soon. 2018, we are ready for you! Have a great month, Mary Jayne


Global Wordsmiths Announces Partnership with BikePGH

"Transportation justice is central to Bike Pittsburgh’s mission, and transportation is one of the major challenges experienced by immigrants and refugees." Full Text:

Language Access Resources

DigitalGOV presents this handy Top 10 Best Practices for Multilingual Websites list. This is a great place to start if your organization is considering website or software localization.

Client Spotlight: Pennsylvania Immigrant and Citizenship Coalition

The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is a diverse coalition of over 50 member organizations and hundreds of individual supporters. Our membership includes community groups, social, health and legal service providers, advocacy organizations, labor unions, and faith communities. PICC plays a unique role as the only organization in Pennsylvania that brings together organizations and individuals representing different ethnicities, immigration statuses, faiths, and other backgrounds, to work collectively on immigrant rights in Pennsylvania. PICC's mission is to advance immigrants’ rights and promote immigrants’ full integration into society by advocating with a unified voice for greater public understanding and welcoming public policies throughout Pennsylvania.


Friday, 1/5: Art in Context: Border Crossings | 7:00PM, The Andy Warhol Museum: Join artists, scholars, and community members to consider creative expression in relation to timely political and social concerns. Explore shifting perspectives on historic and contemporary immigrant and refugee experiences in Pittsburgh and beyond. January 12: Poetry Unplugged: MLK, Jr. Tribute | 8:00pm, August Wilson Center The second annual Poetry Unplugged is a spoken word, poetic tribute to the legacy and teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring host Mahogany Browne of the Nuyoricans Poets Café in NYC. Screens make the poetry visible in lobby and cafe. Featured poets are award-winning spoken word artists known for their fierce delivery and ability to move the crowd. Featuring DJ Selecta before and after the show. January 15: 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration| 2:00PM - 7:00PM, Union Project: Through discussion, creative group activities, and a communal meal, join the celebration and explore how to come together productively with unarmed truth and unconditional love in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, 1/15: A Reading With José Ángel N. | 8:00pm, Alphabet City: An evening reading by author José Ángel N. from his memoir, Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant. With bravery and honesty, he details the constraints, deceptions, and humiliations that characterize life "amid the shadows." January 17: Grupo Corpo | 8:00pm, Byham Theater Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo is among the most renowned companies in the world. Twenty-one sensational dancers fuse Afro-Brazilian forms like samba, bossa nova, and capoeira with classical technique and modern dance. Featuring their first collaboration with famed Brazilian rock artist Samuel Rosa, the company begins writing a new story in Suíte Branca. January 17: The Future of Korea | 11:30am Duquesne Club, Founders Room The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and the Korean Economic Institute present “The Future of Korea,” a panel discussion featuring three experts: Jaepil MOON from the Korean Embassy, Juli S. Kim from the U.S. Department of State, and Juni Kim from the Korea Economic Institute of America. Saturday, January 20: 20th Annual Summit Against Racism | 5:30pm, Union Project The Summit Against Racism is a flagship event for Pittsburgh organizers. The Summit creates opportunities for attendees to learn, connect, and act on behalf of racial justice. Saturday, 1/20: International Potluck| 6:00PM, Wilkins School Community Center: Join Global Pittsburgh for a wonderful night of international food and drinks! Meet some of the most interesting people in Pittsburgh, who also happen to be great cooks! January 20: 2018 Coro Pittsburgh Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards | 6:30pm, DoubleTree Hotel and Suites

Now in its 11th year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards celebrate those in our community who have made significant accomplishments towards the common good by modeling Dr. King’s inclusive approach to leadership. January 29: Sembène Film Festival: Black Girl (Senegal) | 7:00pm, Alphabet City Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events. The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora. Social Venture Partners Full Circle Fall Cohort Applications are Open! Through 14 weeks of intensive workshops and accelerator programming, your organization will grow its impact and financial sustainability. Each Full Circle nonprofit is paired with a team of private sector coaches (SVP Partners) who work closely with you throughout the program. Learn more about Full Circle here.

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