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"24" x 36" poster designed by Anton Varga with poetry by Serhiy Zhadan in Ukrainian, the English translation by John Hennessy and Ostap Kin, and a statement on poetry about war in translation by Polina Barskova. Receive one with a donation to support language services for newcomers.


Working with your Translation Center Interpreter.


Welcome to our schools, our languages. This is a poster that we created in collaboration with schools, translators, researchers, designers, and students for Massachusetts schools to help welcome the 2021-2022 school year. We sent a poster to the MA schools we've worked with since 2018. The poster is now available to everyone! Please feel free to download and print copies. If anyone would like a 24” x 36” print version of the poster, make a $25 donation to the Translation Center by clicking on GIVE on our website. Then email us your address at, and we’ll send you one.


Celebrate our translators, our interpreters. In celebration of International Translation Day, September 30, 2021, the Translation Center of the University of Massachusetts Amherst asked select school districts, “what do you want your school community to know about translators and interpreters, or their work in Massachusetts schools?” We are pleased to share the responses we received. We thank everyone for their participation and especially the translators and interpreters who make a difference every single day!

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