By Lisa Walker, MPAS, PA-C This pandemic has highlighted the selfless nature of the work of so many health professionals; a new generation of heroes to whom we say, “Thank you for your service.” The pandemic has also highlighted the fact that we have largely failed in the care of our patients of color who…

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Dear Found in Translation Community, 2020 isn’t what anyone expected. A pandemic is sweeping the globe, ravaging livelihoods and lives. We are grieving state-sanctioned racist violence, and rising up in a powerful resistance.  As we demand that institutions do better on race, we are making the same demand of ourselves. We are vowing to be more…

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Reflections by Maria Vertkin. A missed opportunity. Not long ago, an unconsciously-biased interpersonal incident involving a non-Black program participant and a Black man took place in our office—a misunderstanding that, complicated by gender and culture, got out of hand. A threat was perceived where there was none. Staff were able to intervene in time and…

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Reflections by Maria Vertkin. Facing our silence. The recent string of police killings came on the heels of the coronavirus outbreak: we had just learned to declare an emergency. Now the training wheels are off and the world is responding to the bigger pandemic: racism. Statements of solidarity are flooding inboxes—including some surprisingly good ones.…

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Our hearts are broken. So many Black lives lost to state violence in short succession is an occurrence as shocking as it is familiar, as unfathomable as it is routine. The recent murders left us shaken to the core. The Found in Translation team is grieving and exhausted and on fire and numb. We are…

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As we make preparations to carry out our Class of 2020 Medical Interpreter Training later this year, we are interested in connecting with potential volunteers for the following roles: Volunteer Mentor (remote only) Volunteer mentors are critical members of the Found in Translation community, helping participants develop their professional skills and prepare them for their…

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We are thrilled to announce that Found in Translation has received a $25,000 general operating grant from The Boston Foundation through the Foundation’s Open Door Grants program. This funding will support our programming in 2020 as we adapt to meet the needs of our alumnae and support a new class of interpreters through online training.…

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In light of our recent decision to move part or all of our Class of 2020 medical interpreter training to online learning, please see the following updates regarding how this will affect our 2020 application process. 1. Our application deadline will be extended through May 16th to accommodate any individuals who may be more interested…

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Dear Found in Translation community, We are monitoring the ongoing efforts in Massachusetts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including how educational activities are being affected by stay-at-home advisories. In the interest of the safety of our students, faculty and community, we have determined that part or all of our Class of 2020 medical interpreter training…

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