ATA Statement Supporting Interpreters and Translators Impacted by Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

As the voice of interpreters and translators in the United States, the American Translators Association (ATA) is a professional organization with more than 9,000 members worldwide. ATA’s mission is to promote the recognition of professional translators and interpreters and to advocate on behalf of the professions.

ATA unequivocally condemns the Russian Federation’s military invasion of and assault on Ukraine. We want to express our solidarity with and support for our Ukrainian colleagues during this challenging time.

In addition to our colleagues in Ukraine and their families and friends, whose lives will never be the same, we want to acknowledge the citizens of Russia who have taken a stand for peace and justice at great personal risk, as well as many of Ukraine’s neighbors, who are working to provide for those who have been forced to flee their homes.

Together we are stronger. We stand in solidarity with our members and colleagues in Ukraine and around the world who oppose the war, and we continue to hope for their safety.

Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo
President, American Translators Association
March 2, 2022

 

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