LANGUAGE JUSTICE RESOURCES
VIDEO: "Communities in Translation"
"Communities in Translation” was created by documentarian Robert Winn in 2011 in collaboration with members of the DC Language Access Coalition, including Many Languages One Voice. The film explores the impact of language barriers during emergencies, specifically focusing on the 2008 fire of an apartment building in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, DC.
MLOV in the News
Immigrant students ask D.C. schools chief for an assist
Washington Post, Emma Brown (September 2012)
In Mount Pleasant, immigrant communities "occupy D.C." their way
Washington Post, Dan Gordon (February 2012)
DC Asian Americans Connect With Other Minorities
Asian Fortune, Jenny Chen (January 2011)
ACCESS DENIED: The State of Language Access in DC
Download a report based on interviews with over 200 community members from 28 countries, about their experiences with DC government agencies. The Report was a collaboration between the DC Language Access Coalition and American University Washington College of Law's Immigrant Justice Clinic.
Special thanks to the student attorneys who have worked on the report: Shaleen Brundsdale, Anusha Goossens, Gabby Gross, Jennifer Koduru, Adrian Odya-Weiss, Michael Ramirez, and Shannon Ziegler; and supervising professor Jayesh Rathod.
For any questions about this report, please email Yasemin Zahra, DCLAC Organizer : yasemin(at)mlovdc.org