A Website for Translators, Interpreters, and Learners
What is it?
Spanish for Social Change is a blog by Sara Koopman, “a feminist political geographer who does collaborative research with international solidarity movements to support their efforts to decolonize the relationships between global North and South”. The website provides translations for all kinds of vocabulary related to social justice movements which Sara has come across during her work as an interpreter and researcher, as well as useful online tools for interpreters and learners of Spanish.
Who is it for?
The website is designed to help English-Spanish interpreters doing work in activist contexts. However, the vocabulary is great for any learner of Spanish who also has an interest in social justice issues. Sara regularly posts translations of social change vocabulary, and you can sign up to get a weekly email with the latest. She also links to other articles and useful resources for those interested in social justice activism.
Why we love it
The posts are usually short and sweet, providing translations as well as some commentary. The vocabulary is up-to-date and includes terms that are not necessarily found in the dictionary (for example, living wage or political meddling). For anyone interested in fresh Spanish vocabulary with a social justice twist, I highly recommend Spanish for Social Change.