September 5, 2018
For the fourth year in a row, the UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will host an International Translation Day colloquium in order to highlight the importance of effective translation and interpreting in our global community.
This year’s conference will focus on how language disparities affect already vulnerable individuals (victims of human trafficking and sexual assault, victims of gang violence, and unaccompanied minors) as they navigate healthcare and justice systems.
A workshop for practicing interpreters and interested community members entitled “Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault in a Healthcare Setting: Best Practices for Identification and Intervention” by Manuel Higginbotham, President of the Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators (1.5 CCHI hours)
"Interpreting for Victims of Gang Violence in Central America” a workshop by Janis Palma, federally-certified judiciary interpreter.
Welcome by Dr. Nathan Richardson, Chair, UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; opening remarks by Dr. Melissa Wallace, UTSA Assistant Professor of Translation and Interpreting Studies
Keynote Address by Ludmila Golovine, CEO of MasterWord Services, “Interpreting for the Vulnerable: Language Access and Cultural Mediation for Survivors of Human Trafficking”, keynote speaker (1 CCHI hour)
“Ineffective and Inaccessible: A Closer Look at Language Access for Unaccompanied Children in the U.S. Immigration System,” by attorney Carlos Iván Hernández and Katherine McCoy, both who work on the frontlines with unaccompanied minors on the border
Door prizes, closing remarks
Where noted, the sessions are already pre-approved for continuing education credits by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).
The colloquium will take place on Saturday, September 29th, and will run from 10 am to 4 pm in Ballroom 2 - HSU 1.104 (Student Union). The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required and can be made online via Ticket Tailor. In addition, a box lunch can be purchased for $10.
Parking is available free at any surface space marked A, B, or C. (Note: do not park in green reserved spaces). Please see the UTSA campus map for more information.
International Translation Day 2018 is organized by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and is co-sponsored by MasterWord Services; Worldwide Languages; UTSA Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition; UTSA Mexico Center, UTSA Institute for Health Disparities Research; and the UTSA Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI).
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