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VIDEO: Watch the Story of a Historic Immigration Raid in Iowa

Overnight, in 2008, a court interpreter named Erik Camayd-Freixas made national news by reporting on grave miscarriages of justice after what was then the biggest and most famous immigration raid in modern history: Postville, Iowa. Now a new documentary called America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid honors the larger picture of that story. It is a shocking tale… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Legal Interpreters

Sept 25-26, 2018: SDL Virtual Event & International Translation Day

International Translation Day event September 25th & 26th 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM GMT Join for a FREE event September 25-26th celebrating International Translation Day! 50+ hours of content, Chat, Live Q&A & more. Join 1,000’s of linguists from around the globe as celebrates International Translation Day. Online sessions, panel discussions, focus groups… READ MORE »

Related to: Non-UMTIA Event, Translators

Hospital Is Hit with Lawsuit for Failure to Translate

A patient was discharged from a hospital in Houston, Texas. He went home—and had a stroke. That stroke was caused, according to a current lawsuit, because the hospital failed to translate this patient’s discharge instructions into a language that his son (and caretaker) could read. In what may be a first, Section 1557 of the… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News

ATA Webinar on 9/18/18: Interpreting in Danger Zones

Presenter: Maha El-Metwally  Date: September 18, 2018 at 11:00am Central/12:00pm Eastern Interpreters currently working in conflict zones are routinely threatened, attacked, kidnapped, injured, killed, and imprisoned for doing their jobs. Join presenter Maha El-Metwally for a look at the conditions these interpreters face, the efforts of Red T and other organizations to assist them, and what the… READ MORE »

Related to: Non-UMTIA Event, Webinar


Century College Translators & Interpreters Walk & Share September 15th at 9:00 am JOIN A HIKE AND SHARE! Location: Lake Harriet (meet at the parking lot closest to the Bandshell) West 42nd and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409 Time: Meet at 9:00 AM, leave for hike at 9:30 AM Plan for approximately a 2-hour hike The… READ MORE »

Related to: ASL, Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Remote Interpreting, Translators

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