Monthly Archive: August, 2015

#Katrina10: Interpreter and Language Access

I happened to visit New Orleans in early August for an Interpreting conference. In fact, I was in New Orleans on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and was… Continue reading

Parnaz Foroutan: The Girl From the Garden

Parnaz Foroutan is a writer based out of Los Angeles. Her family fled Iran during the Iran-Iraq War and eventually found themselves in Los Angeles. She grew up listening to stories from her… Continue reading

Cristina Henríquez: Unknown Americans

Cristina Henríquez is a novelist based out of Chicago, originally from Delaware. Her latest novel is The Book of Unknown Americans, which follows the lives of different Latino immigrants residing in the same… Continue reading

Chaumtoli Huq: Racial Profiling and Police Abuse in NYC

Chaumtoli Huq is a human rights lawyer from New York City and editor of Law at the Margins. Only July 19 of last year, during the month of Ramadan, she and her family… Continue reading

Chitra Viraraghavan: The Americans

Chitra Viraraghavan is the author of her debut novel, The Americans. This is the story of Tara, a single Indian woman in her mid-30s who travels to America to look after her teenage niece… Continue reading

Haben Girma: #ADA25 and Advancing Technology

Haben Girma serves as a Skadden Fellowship Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, California. Honored as a White House Champion of Change, and the first Deaf blind graduate of Harvard Law School, Haben… Continue reading

Lennard Davis: Enabling Acts and Hidden Tales

Lennard J. Davis is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and teaches in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he had also served as the department’s… Continue reading