Saturday, September 24, 2011
Translators get a bad rap as traitors. Quite the opposite, to translate is to be an ally.
As social justice interpreters in particular we amplify the voices of those less likely to be heard. (no, not the voiceless thank you)
We interpret not so that some can 'listen in' but so that everyone can more fully participate, because we are stronger as a movement when we bring together our multiple perspectives and different knowledges.
Multilingual movements are stronger movements.