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Word of Mouth - April 2021

April 2021


It has been a whole year since our last newsletter. The world is a different place, but we are still here, and we remain committed to using whatever resources we have to uplift voices.

It feels great to visit your inboxes again!


From May - August, Global Wordsmiths will provide translation, interpretation, and language access assistance at no cost to public school districts in Southwestern Pennsylvania. This cycle of The Language Access Project was designed to help public schools communicate vital information to English Language Learners and their caretakers about the return to school next fall in the context of COVID-19. School districts interested in participating can apply here until April 16th.

Listen to our Founder Mary Jayne Speak about the Intersection of Language Access and Mental Health on The Barrier Breakdown Podcast.

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Global Wordsmiths will present information about language access as part of this free fair housing workshop for service providers presented by the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations


will be presented by The Frick Pittsburgh through May 30, 2021 and we’re pretty proud to have translated the narrative plates that accompany some of the photographs. FRIDA KAHLO! In Pittsburgh! Big thanks to The Frick for the opportunity to contribute.

With love,

Mary Jayne


“A Heart with No Walls”by Maya Just Maya


A "Beowulf" for Our Moment

Who should translate Amanda Gorman's Work?

The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta Shooting



How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

Study links language demographic factors with COVID-19 incidence and mortality rates

Language Access Act Reintroduced to House



Asian American Federation Anti-Hate Resources Soul Fire Farm Language Justice Guide



Global Pittsburgh Virtual First Thursdays Understanding the Law: Hate Crimes and Ethnic Intimidation in Pennsylvania The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart featuring Alicia Garza Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance Uprooting White Supremacy Training Dr. Lina AbiRafeh on International Women’s Rights in the Arab Region 24th Annual Art All Night Pittsburgh Hello Neighbor 2021 Network Convening Gender and the Margins: A Webinar with Lila Abu-Lughod Conversation on Colonial Trauma Rosie Bsheer- "Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia" Action Conversations on Race Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Portrait The Latina Creative Community Roundtable PAAR Virtual Teal Ball

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