The Refugee Translation Project believes all people deserve to live in peace and safety, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status, and financial means.
We resolve to explicitly and publicly affirm our identity as an anti-racist organization. Our organization’s anti-racism commitment is reflected in the life and culture of the organization through our policies, services, and practices as we continue to learn about racism. We work to develop and implement strategies that dismantle racism within all aspects of our organization and society.
All refugees deserve speedy and equitable access to the immigration process, and language should not be a barrier to telling their stories. We deeply feel the urgency in delivering accurate and timely translations to help refugees win cases.
Refugees make our communities better and stronger, and have always been an integral part of our society.
We believe people with lived experiences shared by those directly affected are in the best position to design the structure and lead the organization. Therefore, we are committed to developing procedures to ensure that refugees have key decision making roles in the organization and representation on our advisory council. As we build the council and the leadership body, we value having a culture of listening and learning from our team and the people we serve so that as an organization and as individuals we evolve to meet unfolding needs.
We are committed to paying our translators and staff a fair wage for the important work that they do.
Migration is a human right that we are determined to defend.
We are committed to welcoming refugees and helping to provide access to the resources necessary to ensure their safety, and enable them to benefit from, and contribute to our civil life.