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In translation: Black Lives Matter

Multilingual Connections, a woman-owned translation and transcription agency in Evanston that provides translation services in more than 75 languages, has translated 'Black Lives Matter' into the languages of its team.

Jill Kushner Bishop

Evanston resident Jill Kushner Bishop, who founded Multilingual Connections in 2005, says she hopes people will download and share these images to include additional voices in the fight for justice.

Jill, a linguistic anthropologist, says she was always fascinated by language. Her love of language took her to Spain, Argentina, and Israel, where she studied Spanish language and culture, taught English to business professionals and researched the dialect of Spanish spoken by descendants of Sephardic Jews that were exiled from Spain in 1492.

While finishing her doctorate at UCLA, she was offered an opportunity to work as a corporate anthropologist back home in Chicago. From there, a few years overseeing language and culture programs for 130 Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants gave her new insight into ways of applying language in the workplace, and led her to launch her company.


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