Word of Mouth - September 2019

September 1, 2019

September 2019

 

Announcements:

 

NIT Language Services + Global Wordsmiths Partnership. We are so excited to announce that Global Wordsmiths and Nepali Interpretation and Translation, Inc. have joined forced to bring more Nepali language interpreters to service providers in Western PA. Stay tuned for more details! https://www.nitnepali.com/

 

We are hiring! Global Wordsmiths is hiring a Project Manager. Responsibilities will include written translation workflow and project oversight, with some administrative duties. Part-time to begin, transitioning to a full-time, salaried position after a trial period. Contact careers@globalwordsmiths.com for more information or to apply. 

 

Language Access Project kickoff! We welcomed 9 new interns last week to kickoff a special cycle of The Language Access Project: Census 2020. From now until December, these awesome interns will translate census materials and interpret in-person for census outreach activities under our mentorship, in an effort to increase census participation among English learners. The languages in which these activities will take place this semester are: Arabic, Swahili, Nepali, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Uzbek and Russian. For questions about The Language Access Project or to get involved, contact Meredith Getachew at meredith@globalwordsmiths.com.

 

With love, 

Mary Jayne

Photo: Clinton de Menezes "World Map" installation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012

 

Culture: 

 

The Daily Alchemy of Translation

News: 

 

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs launched a $500,000 grant program for arts and cultural programming geared to non-English speakers and multilingual people.

Resources:

 

The Legal History of Language Access Services

#IYIL2019

 

A work of indigenous futurism, Biidaaban explores how the languages of native peoples can provide a framework for understanding our place in the world and open up a space for new imaginings of the future.

From Our Partners and Friends

 

Justice at Work is hiring a staff attorney and a paralegal for work in its Pittsburgh office.

 

Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education is hiring 2 Program Directors to run it’s After School Club programs!

 

New Sun Rising announces Ignite Vibrancy: Collective Impact. A mentoring workshop + pitch competition to ignite collective action. September 7th. Register your collaborative project now!

 

 

WorldSquare Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and other organizations are teaming up to pilot WorldSquare a platform to celebrate, promote and welcome our local international communities.

 

All for All is hosting Refugee Education Workshop Series: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy to offer local educators insight into working with students from Refugee communities, and resources for supporting immigrant and refugee families in their interactions with the American educational system. Also, save the date for the 3rd Annual All for All Summit! 

 

Casa San José has created a bond fund, Fondo Solidario, which makes it possible for people detained by ICE to be released on bond, so that they can get out of detention and pursue their legal cases at home with their families. ¡Que Viva Clemente!, a celebration on Oct. 12 sponsored by the Pittsburgh Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) will raise money for this fund, or you can contact Casa San José to donate directly.

 

Se Ve Se Escucha. Our buddies in Asheville just dropped Season 3 of Se Ve Se Escucha, a language justice podcast by the Center for Participatory change. Don’t miss it! 

Events

 

World Square in Market Square

 

GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays

 

Ukrainian Feed Festival

 

Literacy Pittsburgh Volunteer Tutor Training 

 

All Are Welcome Here

 

2019 Pittsburgh Lebanese Food Festival

 

Namakasia Radio Fundraiser with May Day, Afro Yaqui, + more!

 

Feria de Información para Latinos, Internacionales, Recien Llegados a Pittsburgh

 

Romanian Food Festival

 

Britsburgh

 

Freedom to Create Concert & Conversation: Mahsa Vahdat & Sholeh Wolpé

 

Amizade’s 25th Anniversary Celebration! 

 

2019 Pittsburgh Irish Festival

 

Centre Francophone 2019 Gastronomy Party

 

Around the World International Potluck

 

Stephane Wremble Live at Club Cafe 

 

From Pittsburgh to Paris

 

Home Sweet Home: A benefit for Hello Neighbor

 

Picnic Latino

 

Septemberfest: Slovak Folk Festival

 

All for All Refugee Education Workshop Series: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy 

 

Pandemic: Los Wemblers

 

East European Festival

 

Pittsburgh Latino Festival

 

Hungarian Night w/ Gypsy Stringz

 

 

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