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Word of Mouth - February 2019


Vibrancy Award Recipient! We are honored to receive one of New Sun Rising’s first ever Vibrancy Awards (and the exciting $10,000 prize!) in the category of Opportunity next month. Join us at the Ace Hotel Ballroom on Friday March 1, 2019 as the work of PearlArts (Culture), Millvale Community Library (Sustainability), and Global Wordsmiths (Opportunity) is celebrated. Attendees will enjoy a Mardi Gras inspired event including food, drinks, and entertainment. As always, we are so thankful! Tickets available here.

Networking w/ Global Wordsmiths. Global Wordsmiths is teaming up with Invest in HER to host the first in a series of “Networking w/ _____” events designed to build a stronger community of women entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh through peer-to-peer networking. Come hear Mary Jayne talk about making a difference, and how you can do the same with your business or enterprise. On-site childcare will be provided by Flexable (registration required) and light refreshments will be served.

Pittsburgh Public Schools Partnership. We are thrilled to announce that Global Wordsmiths has teamed up with Pittsburgh Public Schools to provide robust and comprehensive language translation and interpretation services for PPS’ families, students and staff.

International Year of Indigenous Languages. Despite their immense value, languages around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate. With this in mind, the United Nations has declared 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages, in order to raise awareness of them, not only to benefit those who speak these languages, but also so that others may appreciate the contribution they make to our world’s rich cultural diversity. Learn more here, and watch for related events, content and initiatives from Global Wordsmiths throughout the year.

With love, always.

Mary Jayne



“Confidentiality is a cornerstone of all interpreter code of ethics, regardless of the setting. The parties we interpret for must be certain that we will not divulge what is being discussed and if they doubt this, they are not able to speak freely” Interpreters in mainstream news again, sparking a fascinating debate.



Driven by a desire that was essentially violent, I intended to conquer, to tear down, this language I did not belong to, but which I could not escape.


Interpreter Resources

Audio Resources to Practice your Simultaneous Interpretation Skills.


Provider Resources Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence Resource Guide for Advocates & attorneys on Interpretation Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Trafficking Victims.


Client Spotlight: TEIS, Inc.

TEIS Early Intervention Provider was founded in 2004 by two Early Intervention therapists, Tara Deringor and Julie Hudak-Lacouture. TEIS Early Intervention Provider employs, manages, and trains physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, developmental therapists, nutritionists, vision therapists, social workers, and hearing therapists to empower families to help their children ages birth to three to reach their potential. TEIS therapists share the passion that led Tara and Julie to Early Intervention. Under the guidance of Team Leads, TEIS therapists cherish their roles as experts, mentors, coaches, and confidants. The TEIS team utilizes a variety of resources within and across disciplines to ensure the TEIS mission: To empower all of those whose lives we touch; starting with employees, families, children, and the community. In an increasingly diverse community, TEIS therapists enjoy working alongside multicultural families and look forward to having more opportunities to do so. If you have questions about your child’s development or if your child is not walking, talking, has behavioral or feeding challenges, call TEIS Early Intervention Provider and we can help!

Contact: 412-271-8347,



Registration Open for Welcoming Interactive + Welcoming Economies Pittsburgh , May 15 - 17 2019. Flying Girls | Peju Alatise Ongoing exhibit, August Wilson Center UN General Assembly Launch of IYIL 2019 February 1, 10:00am - 1:00pm a the United Nations General Assembly Hall (NYC) Beyond Borders: An Evening of Immigrant Fiction February 1, 5:30- 7:30pm at City of Asylum World Music Festival February 2, 5:00pm - 12:00am at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Lunar New Year Pittsburgh Celebration February 2, 2:30 - 4:30pm at Heinz History Center Mariachi Live February 3, 5:00 - 7:00pm at La Palapa Residência: Jalsa by Veda "Indian Tasting Dinner" February 5 6:30 - 9:00pm at Casa Brasil Lunar New Year / Tết / Seol-Nal Community Celebration February 5th, 6:30 - 8:00pm at Everyday Cafe GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays February 7, 5:30 - 8:00pm at Roland’s Seafood Grill Afro Yaqui Music Collective February 7, 7:00 - 9:00pm at City of Asylum Webinar: Preventing and Addressing Hate in our Communities February 7 at 1:00pm ET Undergraduate Workshop: Micro-Translation February 7, 4:00 - 5:30pm at Cathedral of Learning Poetry & Music night to Benefit HIAS February 7th, 7:00 - 9:30pm at Irma Freeman Center Street Photography to Surrealism: The Golden Age of Photography in France, 1900-1945 Opens February 9th at The Frick Tropical Forest Cuba Festival February 9, 11:00am - 3:00pm at Phipps Conservatory Sembene Film & Arts Festival: Nigerian Prince February 16 from 4:00 - 6:30pm at The Shop - homewood Literacy Pittsburgh Volunteer Tutor Training February 16, 10:00am - 5:00pm at Literacy Pittsburgh CERIS Book Discussion: Islam After Communism by Adeeb Khalid February 15 at 5:00pm, Posvar Hall Lunar New Year Parade February 17, 11:00 - 1:00 on Murray Avenue, Sq. Hill Community Language Assistance & Resources w/ Somali Bantu Community Association of Pittsburgh February 17th, 3:00 - 4:30pm at The Global Switchboard Daphne… Amor! A Love Cafe event at Old St. Luke’s February 17, 2:00pm at Old St. Luke’s Church MEPPI Japan Lecture Series - Suntory February 21, 6:00 - 8:00 at Penn avenue Fish Company Good Vibes Latin Social February 23, 9:30pm - 1:00am, Studio 101 Beleza: Sounds of Brasil Lounge Party February 23, 9:00pm at Casa Brasil East European Festival February 24th, 12:00 - 4:00, Cathedral of Learning Classic and Contemporary Values along the Silk Road: Today’s Turkmenistan February 25, Hillman Library Language Coffeehouse February 26, 4:30 - 6:30pm at William Pitt Union New Mosques, New Neighbors? The Domestication of Islam and the Politics of Proximity” February 28, 4:30 - 6:00pm at the Cathedral of Learning

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