Action Alert: South Asian Language Interpreters Needed For American Workers (Updated)

You may remember a brief, previous post on the Indian and Gulf Indian workers were trafficked into the U.S. to assist in rebuilding the areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina, denied their rights broadly, abused, in at least one case driven to attempted suicide, and eventually forced to go on hunger strike, etc. A request from the YSS list for Telegu interpreters to help them in their work with Southern Poverty Law Center (please contact them directly at the number below...just passing on the news). (Update -- please see new contact info and additional languages below)

The Southern Poverty Law Center is urgently seeking Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi speakers to assist them in interpreting for client interviews with Indian workers. These clients are part of a high-profile human trafficking case against Signal International and various labor recruiters. An article regarding this case may be found at http://www.nytimes. com/2008/ 06/07/washington /07immig. html?_r=3&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Interviews would mostly take place on the weekend, will be done under the supervision of trained lawyers and paralegals, and can be done on the phone. If requested, compensation is also available for your time at $25/hour. Professional interpreters are not necessary; anyone who is patient and fluent in any of these languages would be very helpful.

Please email Anjali Nair (anjali.nair@splcenter. org) or call at 404-221-5830 if you or family/friends are interested in this opportunity to assist SPLC and this very important human rights case. We would very much appreciate your help.

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URGENT: FOR THOSE RESPONDING

URGENT:
FOR THOSE RESPONDING TO THIS CALL.

PLEASE CALL OUR COORDINATOR AT 404-221-6700.

Thanks for publicizing this.

Thanks for publicizing this. I'll do what I can to get the word out to potential telegu speakers.

thank YOU! :)

thank YOU!

:)

I just sent email to

I just sent email to anjali.nair volunteering to help with Tamil interpretation. I notice the request for a phone call in comment #3. I am hoping the email is good enough.

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