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Word of Mouth - March 2019


Vibrancy Awards. Global Wordsmiths is being honored along with PearlArts Studios and Millvale Community Library with a $10,000 award for excellence in building Vibrant Communities. We are so humbled and proud. Join us on March 1 at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh for the celebration at New Sun Rising’s first ever Vibrancy Awards. Tickets HERE.

Inclusive Innovation Summit 2019: Global Wordsmiths is excited to be presenting at this year’s City of Pittsburgh Dept. of Innovation and Performance Inclusive Innovation Summit. During our session, “Language Access in the Rustbelt”, participants will learn practical skills for working with English learners, get in touch with how it feels to be in an English learner in Pittsburgh, and engage with interactive activities, group discussions and supplemental resources to better understand and explore the vital importance of language accessibility. Stay tuned for details!

Refugee Health Modules: These wonderful videos were created by Magee Womens Hospital and a number of other dedicated individuals and organizations (including Global Wordsmiths), and we are excited to see them live. The goal of this collaborative effort is increase access to healthcare by to better informing English learners of preventative health measures for women and their babies. Please feel free to share and use them.

With love, always.

Mary Jayne


Photo credit: Andrea London

Client Spotlight: We Are All Related

As a counter to the divisiveness currently exploding in our world, our nation, and even in our city, this is We Are All Related--photographer Andrea London's passionate visualization of heartstrong humanity.

The exhibition includes black & white studio portraits plus compelling text, audio and video narratives in the portrait subjects' native languages and translated to English. This immersive experience, at The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 937 Gallery downtown, is free and open to the public.

Also, a public art installation, designed to expand the visibility of We Are All Related, will be seen at the corner of Penn and Centre Avenues in East Liberty beginning on March 22. This installation includes large-scale vinyl-printed portraits and the words "We Are All Related" translated in the 17 languages represented by the portrait subjects.

These two exhibits open on March 22 and continue through May 12. An extended book is available to complement the exhibitions.

For more information visit



“I translate because I am an immigrant. I write and think and dream in a language distant from my origins, but a language that has become a home.”



“The denial of medical attention to migrants in U.S. custody is a widespread and systemic problem, and one that appears to affect Indigenous language speakers disproportionately.”


#IYIL2019 There are many Indigenous cultures in Australia, made up of people from a rich diversity of tribal groups which each speak their own languages and have a variety of cultural beliefs and traditions. Many Australians are unaware of this cultural and linguistic diversity, and often believe that there is simply one Aboriginal culture and language.



Health Information in Multiple Languages from across NIH for selected priority health areas.



Registration Open for Welcoming Interactive + Welcoming Economies Pittsburgh , May 15 - 17 2019. Flying Girls | Peju Alatise Ongoing exhibit, August Wilson Center New Sun Rising Vibrancy Awards March 1, 6:30 - 9:30pm at The Ace Hotel What Does Pittsburgh Mean to You? March 1, 4:00 - 6:00 Hillman Library Tea Tours March 1 & 2 at 6:00pm, Cathedral of Learning Carnaval at Casa March 2, 8:30pm - 1:00am at Casa Brasil Bon Débarras March 2, 7:30pm at Carnegie Lecture Hall Live Mariachi Sunday March 3, 5:00 - 7:00pm at La Palapa Making Ravioli Cooking Class March 3, 3:00 - 5:00pm at Wilkins School Community Center GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays March 7, 5:30 - 8:00 at La Palapa FSA Presents: Tagalog Workshop March 7, 6:00 - 7:30 at William Pitt Union Impact PGH Pop-Up March 9, 4:00 - 8:00 at Warrington Recreation Center A NIGHT in Africa - GHANA 62 Independence Day Celebration March 9, 10:00pm - 3:00am at Spirit Italian Street Food Cooking Class March 10, 3:30 - 5:30 pm at Istituto MONDO Italiano Golden Age of Photography in France French Cultural Center Meetup March 10th at 3:00pm at The Frick Círculo de lectores - La historia de mis dientes March 11, 12:00pm at Carnegie Library Downtown Branch Pgh Arts & Lectures: Valeria Luiselli March 11, 7:30pm at Carnegie Music Hall Immigrant Housing Rights Resource Fair March 16, 9:00am - 2:00pm at Warrington Recreation Center Yeonmi Park: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom March 20, 7:30 - 9:00 at Kelly Strayhorn Theater Sembène Film Festival: Five Fingers for Marseilles March 18, 7:00 - 9:00 at Alphabet City Literacy Pittsburgh Volunteer Tutor Training March 18-20 at Literacy Pittsburgh Hello Neighbor Mentor Applications & Mentee Nominations Due Khūrākī: Millvale March 23rd at The Millvale Moose All for All Educator Forum March 23, 8:00am - 4:30pm at Young Scholars of Western PA Charter School Sembène: The Film & Arts Festival - Sugar Cane Alley March 23, 4:00 - 6:30 at The Shop - Homewood Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: Food Insecurity March 24, 5:00 - 7:30pm at 16 Castle Shannon Blvd. Sembène Film Festival: Burkinabè Rising (Burkina Faso) March 25, 7:00 - 9:00 at Alphabet City Mdou Moctar March 28, 8:00 - 10:00pm at The Andy Warhol Museum Building Bridges in our Communities March 30, 11:00 - 2:00 at William Pitt Union

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