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National Alliance of Black Interpreters

The District of Columbia Chapter


  • Monday, January 23, 2023 6:07 PM | Anonymous

    Info Packet_ AD Sponsorship for CORE Mentorship.pdf

    ✨CORE Interpreters is thrilled to announce a nationwide sponsorship with Applied Development LLC  We are so grateful to Applied Development for their support and belief in the next generation of interpreters! These funds will be specific for accepted Mentees who are Deaf, Black, Asian Pacific Islander, Latino, Latina, Latinx, African American, Indigenous, Trilingual ✨ Through Applied Development services, AD champions the rights of people of all abilities to work and communicate effectively. Thank you, AD! #InterpretersSupportingInterpreters #Sponsorship #Scholarship #COREinterpreters #AppliedDev

  • Monday, October 31, 2022 6:52 PM | Anonymous

    See Video Announcement Here

    Please save the date for an event honoring Lisa on January 21st, 2023. Also, please send any photos or videos sharing your sentiments to

    We are heartbroken to have learned this past week that our inaugural president, Lisa Weems has passed away. We say goodbye to our dear friend, colleague, pioneer and family member. The world will long remember her as a legend, a champion for those who had none, a lion of advocacy for Black and Brown interpreters all over the US, and a cornerstone- building up Black Deaf communities all around the world. 

    Those of us who loved her, and ache with her passing, knew Lisa Weems as Mama Weems, General, Mrs. Lisa, or “yes ma’am” (if you were lucky enough to get her pearls of wisdom). She was a strong yet tender presence in any room. 

    As we mourn the loss of such an amazing and loving person we celebrate her life and legacy as a trail blazer and a kind soul. She was a wife, mentor, friend, mother to the village, family and confidant. Our Mama Weems will be greatly missed, but leaves behind a legacy of dreams and aspirations for the rest of us to fulfill.
  • Wednesday, August 03, 2022 6:40 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Interpreter colleagues,

    We, Kenton Myers and Gloshanda Lawyer (of Myers & Lawyer), are currently in the recruitment phase of our research project titled "Assessing Underrepresented Interpreting Communities in the US”. We are looking for interpreter participants who identify as:

    • Black, Indigenous, People of Color/Non-white

    • Spoken language and/or sign language interpreter

    • Actively working in the United States

    If you would like to learn more and/or participate, click here. This link will take you to the questionnaire. Upon receiving your responses, we will follow up with you to confirm your participation in 1 of the 7 live focus groups that will be held virtually. Feel free to share this email and link with people/groups you think might be interested. Thank you for your time and consideration. 

    Recruitment Video in ASL:

    Black Multilingual Researchers and Interpreters

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:13 AM | Anonymous

    Jan Nishimura's Funeral Service Info:

    July 29, 2022 @ 11 am

    Floris United Methodist Church 

    13600 Frying Pan Road Herndon VA 20171

    Reception to follow

  • Wednesday, June 01, 2022 10:51 AM | Anonymous

    Center for the Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation. We're Hiring a testing manager. Submit your resume to Deadline June 6,2022

    The Center for the Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation is seeking to hire a Testing Manager to help oversee the testing process. For more details, please visit:

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 4:56 PM | Anonymous


    The Abrams for Governor campaign announced a new position for a full time American Sign Language Interpreter. The position, one of the first on a political campaign in the nation, will aid the campaign in interpreting services for both in-person and virtual events.

    Location In or near Atlanta, Georgia

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 5:07 PM | Anonymous

    "Are you good at figuring out ethical dilemmas? We are seeking an Ethical Practices System Specialist.

    Please send your resume and cover letter to

    Apply today!"

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