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BIPOC INTERPRETER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

As a certified Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise, SignNexus has had the privilege of partnering with a number of diversity and inclusion-focused organizations over the years. We are proud that our ever-expanding roster of more than 200 interpreters can meet the various preferences of Deaf consumers. 

 

Black Lives Matter. Indigenous Lives Matter. Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Lives Matter. Our agency works with so many people who have intersecting, marginalized identities. We stand firmly as allies, and we want to be part of the change. 

 

The communities we serve are extremely diverse, but the unfortunate truth is that the interpreting field does not yet reflect this diversity – even here in New York City. 

 

SignNexus is committed to doing the work within our own industry by actively addressing the diversity gap among interpreters in NYC. We are developing a mentorship program for Black and POC-identifying people who are novice interpreters to offer professional guidance and experience. We look forward to this exciting opportunity to support the success of new Black and POC interpreters in the field, and to better meet the linguistic and cultural needs of those with hearing loss. We'll be enrolling mentors and mentees throughout 2022, and partnering with other organizations that share these same goals.

Are you a BIPOC-identifying interpreter interested in freelance opportunities?

SignNexus is always working to further expand our diverse interpreter team. We seek to hire new interpreters from all racial, ethnic, cultural, and educational backgrounds.

 

Interpreters who might be interested in joining the SignNexus team are invited to submit a resume at the link below, and we will be in touch!

SignNexus is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

SignNexus recognizes that our work is primarily performed in Lenapehoking on the island of Mannahatta and that this is the ancestral unceded homeland of the Munsee Lenape peoples. The Lenape are a diasporic people that remain closely connected with this land and are its rightful stewards. Furthermore we acknowledge that New York City has one of the largest urban Native American and Indigenous populations in the United States. SignNexus recognizes these indigenous peoples, their displacement, dispossession, and their continued presence. Through this acknowledgment we reflect upon the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism, and express profound gratitude to those who have been living and working on this land from time immemorial. 

LABOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We recognize and acknowledge the labor upon which our country, state, and institutions are built. Much of the United States culture, economic growth, and development has been made possible by the labor of enslaved people who were kidnapped from the African continent; their ascendants who suffered the horrors of the transatlantic trafficking, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow; and the continued contribution of their survivors. We are indebted to their labor and sacrifice. We also acknowledge all immigrant and indigenous labor, including voluntary, involuntary, trafficked, forced, and undocumented peoples who contributed to the building of the country and continue to serve within our labor force. We recognize that our country is continuously defined, supported, and built upon by oppressed communities and peoples. We acknowledge labor inequities and the shared responsibility for combatting oppressive systems in our daily work.

LABOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We recognize and acknowledge the labor upon which our country, state, and institutions are built. Much of the United States culture, economic growth, and development has been made possible by the labor of enslaved people who were kidnapped from the African continent; their ascendants who suffered the horrors of the transatlantic trafficking, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow; and the continued contribution of their survivors. We are indebted to their labor and sacrifice. We also acknowledge all immigrant and indigenous labor, including voluntary, involuntary, trafficked, forced, and undocumented peoples who contributed to the building of the country and continue to serve within our labor force. We recognize that our country is continuously defined, supported, and built upon by oppressed communities and peoples. We acknowledge labor inequities and the shared responsibility for combatting oppressive systems in our daily work.

LABOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We recognize and acknowledge the labor upon which our country, state, and institutions are built. Much of the United States culture, economic growth, and development has been made possible by the labor of enslaved people who were kidnapped from the African continent; their ascendants who suffered the horrors of the transatlantic trafficking, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow; and the continued contribution of their survivors. We are indebted to their labor and sacrifice. We also acknowledge all immigrant and indigenous labor, including voluntary, involuntary, trafficked, forced, and undocumented peoples who contributed to the building of the country and continue to serve within our labor force. We recognize that our country is continuously defined, supported, and built upon by oppressed communities and peoples. We acknowledge labor inequities and the shared responsibility for combatting oppressive systems in our daily work.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

SignNexus recognizes that our work is primarily performed in Lenapehoking on the island of Mannahatta and that this is the ancestral unceded homeland of the Munsee Lenape peoples. The Lenape are a diasporic people that remain closely connected with this land and are its rightful stewards. Furthermore we acknowledge that New York City has one of the largest urban Native American and Indigenous populations in the United States. SignNexus recognizes these indigenous peoples, their displacement, dispossession, and their continued presence. Through this acknowledgment we reflect upon the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism, and express profound gratitude to those who have been living and working on this land from time immemorial. 

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

SignNexus recognizes that our work is primarily performed in Lenapehoking on the island of Mannahatta and that this is the ancestral unceded homeland of the Munsee Lenape peoples. The Lenape are a diasporic people that remain closely connected with this land and are its rightful stewards. Furthermore we acknowledge that New York City has one of the largest urban Native American and Indigenous populations in the United States. SignNexus recognizes these indigenous peoples, their displacement, dispossession, and their continued presence. Through this acknowledgment we reflect upon the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism, and express profound gratitude to those who have been living and working on this land from time immemorial. 

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PERFORMING ARTS

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BUSINESS

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RELIGIOUS

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CONFERENCES & EXPOS

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LEGAL

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S.T.E.M.

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FILM & TV

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MEDICAL

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VIDEO REMOTE INTERPRETING

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EDUCATIONAL

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MENTAL HEALTH

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REMOTE CAPTIONING (CART)

AND MANY MORE!

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