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Word of Mouth - August 2018


New Language Access Project Partners. Summer has flown by, and just like that, the fall is approaching. From August 30 – December 7th, Global Wordsmiths will provide free translation, interpretation, training and language access consulting to the following partners: Sarah Heinz House, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Welcome to the Library (a cohort that includes the Whitehall, Baldwin and Brentwood Public Libraries), Literacy Pittsburgh and All for All. 100% of Global Wordsmiths profits are used to maintain this unique initiative. If your organization is interested in becoming a partner, contact Meredith Bapir at Jefferson Community Collaborative Language Access Initiative kickoff! Through this initiative, selected members of the Jefferson Community Collaborative (only members can apply) who wish to increase their capacity to serve English learners will receive services from Global Wordsmiths and the Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc. during a two-year period, funded by a generous grant from the Jefferson Regional Foundation. These benefits include individualized language access plans, staff training & education, and comprehensive toolkits. In addition, once an organization’s Language Access Plan is in place, the grant will cover a significant portion of the cost of interpretation and translation services. We tip our hat to the Jefferson Regional Foundation for recognizing the crucial importance of language access and being at the vanguard of working with immigrants and refugees in our region. Resources. As our website continues to grow and improve, we have added a great new feature: free, downloadable language access resources. Through this page, users can browse and utilize a curated collection of language assistance resource pages that are carefully chosen and updated monthly to help organizations of all sizes build their capacity to serve English language learners. Check it out! Have a great month, Mary Jayne



To say that we love Emily Wilson (the first woman to translate Homer's Odyssey into English) is an understatement. Her 2017 translation of Homer’s Odyssey made huge waves in the translation field. It’s flowing English, treatment of women, radical modernity and brilliant linguistic choices are (in our opinion) the apex of the discipline of translation.


News Google Translation Cannot Provide Consent for Police Search, Judge Rules.

Language Access Tools

The Translator’s Without Borders Glossary App is a free mobile application, available for Android and iOS, that allows any field worker responding to the refugee crisis in Greece to access the TWB language glossaries.


Client Spotlight: Adagio Health

For 45 years, Adagio Health has been providing health and wellness services and support throughout 23 counties of western Pennsylvania. Most of the 100,000 patients and clients receiving services at Adagio Health are women who are uninsured and underinsured. Adagio Health serves women and their families in predominantly rural communities in western Pennsylvania where access to healthcare services is scarce. For a majority of the women served, Adagio Health is their ONLY healthcare provider. Adagio Health’s services include family planning and reproductive healthcare, breast & cervical cancer screenings, access to nutritional food, healthcare referrals, education and breastfeeding support to new moms, prenatal care, & education on topics such as healthy relationships and substance abuse. Translation services are available at our medical offices and we have a Patient Navigator at the Birmingham Clinic in Pittsburgh to work with Latinas to access health care services, primarily breast & cervical cancer screenings.

Contact: (412) 288-2140​



Teaching Inclusively Workshop August 2, 2:00 – 4:00pm at Alumni Hall #B23 This workshop introduces principles of inclusivity and offers practical advice for fostering an inclusive university environment through your teaching. Through discussion and workshop exercises, learn how promoting and practicing inclusivity can improve learning outcomes and your relationship with your students. This workshop will also address effectively articulating your inclusive approach to teaching in job applications and interviews. Global Pittsburgh First Thursdays August 2, 5:30 – 8:00 at Roland’s Seafood Grill GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays is a monthly night of networking and socializing where GlobalPittsburgh members and friends welcome State Department guests from abroad, international students and expatriates from all over the world. It's the easiest way to experience the world without leaving Pittsburgh! Casa San José Lunch Sale for Immigrant Justice August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 11:00 – 2:00 Locations vary Casa San José will be raising funds every Friday to send immigrant families, immigrant youth, DACA people, and allies down to Arizona to protest the border wall and to reunite a Pgh family in AZ. Food menu prices will be posted soon, and art will be sold at a pay-what-you-can rate. Last year enough funds were raised to send 32 people, including funding their airfare, hotel rooms, car rental, gas, and food stipend. This year, they are hoping to send 40 to 50. Please help Casa San José make this trip possible and join us for lunch every Friday! PRYSE Academy Final Showcase August 3 & 22, 5:30pm at City of Asylum Alphabet City Tent Come and celebrate the brilliance, creativity, and stories of immigrant and refugee youth in our community! On Friday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 22nd, PRYSE Academy students who attended camp will showcase the creative projects they have worked on throughout their experience in the program. We would love to see you there! Light refreshments will be provided. Please share far and wide with your family and friends! Harambee Ujima Black Arts Festival August 3 – 5, Homewood (Kelly Street) In the celebration of unity August 3rd-5th in Homewood on Kelly st. the 51st annual Harambee Ujima Black Arts Festival will be taking place. Kicking off the Festival on August 3rd will be the Nubian Impulse Parade. The Grand Marshal will be Isis Brantley. Everyone is welcome, so come out dressed in Black Excellence. There will be food fest, art gallery, childrens corner, health and wellness workshops, and much more. Calle Bomba Workshop Series August 4th, 11th and 18th at Spencer family YMCA Participants will engage in a three-part/three skill area circuit of activities during which they will (1) learn to play basic Bomba drum rhythms and musical patterns; (2) learn basic Bomba dance steps; and (3) learn already existing and then generate new, basic, 4/4, Bomba lyric patterns in Spanish and/and English. PEAL Center Back-to-School Bash August 4, 12:00 – 4:00 at Warrington Recreation Center Enjoy a "Pittsburgh flavor" of pierogies, polka music, inclusive games, prizes, and fun for the whole family! RSVP encouraged, but not required. Suggested Donation of $5 or more per person ($20 max. per family of 6).* Donations to be made at the event.* Financial support available for families, please check off the appropriate box when registering for the event. Flyers for this event available in Arabic, Spanish and Nepali: Regreso a clases feria de programas después de escuela August 4, 1:00 – 4:00 at Allegheny County DHS, 1 Smithfield Street El Latino Community Center invita a los estudiantes de la comunidad latina a conocer más de los diferentes Programas de después de Escuela que se ofrecen en el Condado de Allegheny County. Tendrán: Mochilas con útiles escolares GRATIS para los primeros 100 estudiantes, Actividades para los niños patrocinadas por Home Depot y Children's Museum, Comida & Rifas. In This Corner of the World Film Screening August 5, 5:00 – 8:00 at City of Asylum In This Corner of the World is a beautifully animated Japanese film that tells the story of Suzu, who at the beginning is a girl with a vivid imagination and a passion for drawing and painting who is growing up in Hiroshima. As an eighteen-year-old during War II, she marries and leaves her home to live in the neighboring city of Kure, with its enormous naval base. As time goes on, the war intrudes more and more on her daily life until the horrific trauma affects Suzu personally. This powerful anti-war film encourages viewers to also reflect on the personal costs of war. Following the film, the audience will have the opportunity to engage in a live video exchange with the Popoki Peace Project and peace activists and students from Japan and Guam. Syria Jordan Iraq: Displacement Resilience Hope - Opening Reception August 5, 6:00 – 9:00 at UnSmoke Systems Maranie Staab is a documentary photographer based in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work focuses on people and especially those in marginalized parts of society — whether domestically or abroad. She photographs to dispel misconceptions, to underline the common humanity that unites us all, and to further understanding of a world outside of our own. Her work has taken her throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and to the Middle East. Opening reception will include an artist talk, live music, refreshments and conversation. Toots & The Maytals August 5, 7:00 – 9:30 at Hartwood Acres Toots and the Maytals, originally called The Maytals, are a Jamaican musical group and one of the best known ska and rocksteady vocal groups. The Maytals were formed in the early 1960s and were key figures in popularizing reggae music. Frontman Toots Hibbert's soulful vocal style has been compared to Otis Redding, and led him to be named one of the 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone. Their 1968 single "Do the Reggey", was the first song to first use the word "reggae", naming the genre and introducing it to a global audience. As Island Records founder Chris Blackwell says, "The Maytals were unlike anything else...sensational, raw and dynamic." Barrels to Beethoven Pan Camp! 2018 August 6 – 10, 9:00am – 12:00pm at St. Edmunds Academy This unique camp will teach kids steelpan technique and music theory on the stage in a band setting. In addition developing great musicians, this programs focus on enhancing social skills and increasing self esteem and confidence while promoting expression and creativity. The camp will end with a performance for family and friends. Sembène Film Festival: Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind August 13, 7:00 – 9:00 at City of Asylum Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the life story of this controversial leader, uses a wealth of material from the Garvey movement-written documents, film and photographs-to reveal what motivated a poor Jamaican to set up an international organization for the African Diaspora, what led to his early successes, and why he died lonely and forgotten. Among the most powerful sequences in the film are articulate, fiery interviews with the men and women whose parents joined the Garvey movement more than 80 years ago. Together they reveal how revolutionary Garvey’s ideas were to a new generation of African Americans, West Indians and Africans and how he invested hundreds of thousands of black men and women with a new-found sense of racial pride. McKeesport International Village August 14 – 16, 3:00 – 9:00pm at Renziehausen Park It’s one of the Pittsburgh area’s oldest and largest ethnic festivals, back for its 59th annual celebration! Founded in 1960, International Village in McKeesport, Pa., is a three-day celebration of shared traditions and heritage, including food, music, dancing, traditional clothing and crafts. Justice at Work Open Office Celebration August 16th 4:00 – 6:30pm, 6101 Penn Avenue 1. We have changed our name from Friends of Farmworkers to Justice at Work. 2. We moved to new offices. The new address in Philadelphia is 990 Spring Garden Street. The new Pittsburgh address is 6101 Penn Ave. 3. We are having a party in each office to celebrate all these changes from 4-6:30 PM on August 16, 2018 at each of our new offices - in both Philly and Pittsburgh. Join us to celebrate! Wine & Paint with The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh August 16th, 6:00 – 9:00pm at Paint Monkey We’ll bring the international wine and global appetizers… just bring yourself after pre-registering at the link below. Network with young professionals, learn more about the World Affairs Council, and have a good time with other like-minded internationally-focused young professionals. Recent study abroad returnees, RPCVs, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh members, graduate students, and globally-minded young professionals are all welcome! Bring a friend and enjoy a fun evening of networking and creativity. 35th Annual Ypapanti Greek Food Festival August 16, 17, 18, 19 at Olympia Hall (East Pittsburgh) The Ypapanti Greek Food Festival in East Pittsburgh has several centers of food and entertainment for you and your entire family to enjoy a sunny afternoon or a cool summer night. Our Indoor Dining Room features a diverse menu of Greek entrees and Pastries. And the Outdoor Grecian Garden, is a festive environment with gyros, loukoumades, and live Greek folk music and authentic Greek folk dance performances. Little Italy Days August 16 – 19 in Bloomfield (Liberty Avenue) Little Italy Days started in 2002 to celebrate Bloomfield’s Italian heritage, and create a destination spot for Italian-themed entertainment and food. The event has grown through the years and is now lasts four days. Walima Wa Somalia Cultural Celebration August 18, 12:00 – 5:00 at 305 34th Street Join the Somali Bantu Community Association for the 4th Cultural celebration of the Somali Bantu Community in Pittsburgh since their resettlement in Pittsburgh early in 2004. Hello Neighbor Day at the Pirates! August 19, 12:00 – 5:00 at PNC Park Come join Hello Neighbor at the Pittsburgh Pirates for an afternoon of fun, friends, and pierogi racing in support of refugees and immigrants in Pittsburgh! Join us at PNC Park to watch the Pirates play the Chicago Cubs, and if you get here yearly hang out and socialize with us in Picnic Park. We’ll be there from 12:00 - 1:35, then head to our seats to enjoy the game! Each ticket is just $23 and includes a $5 donation per ticket! Use the Coupon Code: NEIGHBOR Hasan Minhaj: Before the Storm August 19, 6:00pm at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, host, and writer. In November 2014, he debuted as a full time correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning THE DAILY SHOW (he was the last hire Jon Stewart made). He is currently the longest-running correspondent. In Fall 2018, he will be departing The Daily Show for his own weekly show at Netflix, which premieres in October 2018 and has an unprecedented 32 episode order. Hasan is the first Indian American host to front a weekly comedy show. ReelQ: Mr. Gay Syria August 20, 7:00 – 9:00 at City of Asylum Set in Istanbul and Berlin, Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay refugees as they try to rebuild their lives after fleeing the war in Syria. Husein is a 24-year-old barber who escaped to Istanbul with his parents and pregnant wife. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and a refugee in Germany. While Mr. Gay Syria follows the journey of the two characters and their friends, the beauty contest becomes a thread that weaves together the difficulties of being gay in homophobic societies, the challenges of coming out, the joy of falling in love and the devastating migration crisis. Kenia August 21, 5:00 – 7:00 at Agnes Katz Plaza Kenia has been characterized by many as one of the most excitingly unique performers you can hear today. Born in the exotic city of Rio de Janeiro, she reflects the pulse and intensity of her native Brazil through diversified style. Her deep tone and excellent choice of repertoire have been cited by Dana Black, of the Daily News, New York, as a "sure sign of expertise". Jazztimes magazine has described her as "a wonderfully expressive vocal instrument that throbs with sultry intensity, it's low key, yet ultra bright". Kenia will be featured during the month of April, National Jazz Appreciation Month, singing the songs of great Brazilian composers, Jobim, Gil and many others. Stars Over Latin America Book Reading & Signing! August 25th, 1:00 – 2:00 at The Big Idea Bookstore Join M. Earl Smith for a book reading of Stars Over Latin America at The Big Idea Bookstore on August 25th, 2018! Stars Over Latin America is an illustrated children's story of Che's famous motorcycle journey across Latin America. Geared to children ages 7-12, but all kiddos are welcome! Discussion and signing to follow the reading. Celtic Fling! Weekend at the Renaissance Festival August 25 & 26 in West Newton, PA Listen to the traditional sounds of Celtic musicians, Scottish bagpipe bands and madrigal singers throughout the realm. Sing along with our Irish Troubadour as he performs popular ballads. Irish dancers and Bag Pipers will also be featured this weekend. Get ready to don ye kilts for the Men in Kilts contest, 2:30 at the Greek Stage! Also join us for the “Think You Can Jig” Dance Contest, 4:30 at the Rose Stage. Augustina Droze: Puja Public Reception August 25, 5:00 – 8:00 at Boxheart Gallery From August 16th through September 21st, BoxHeart Gallery is proud to present Augustina Droze: Puja on exhibit in our 2nd floor gallery. Droze’s optically powerful paintings depict arrangements of flowers, fish, birds, moths, and insects magnified and organized into symmetrical compositions that elaborately explore androcentrism, specifically western culture’s pattern of emphasizing masculine points of view. Her current work is inspired by her time in India as a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar creating murals to empower underprivileged girls. In tribute to the courage and strength of the young girls, Droze created a series of paintings which shroud them in ceremonial puja flowers. The electric colors of her paintings and inverted mandala shaped installation of approximately 160 fabric stuffed flowers capture the intensity of India. 2018 National Somali Bantu Festival August 31 – Sept. 2, Northview Heights This powerful cultural event will bring Somali Bantus from all over the United States to join those living in Pittsburgh to celebrate food, soccer, dance, and share their vision of vibrant and welcoming community. Stay tuned for details!

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