To support the personal and professional growth of novice interpreters as they transition into practicing professionals. Novin aims to cultivate an open-minded, flexible, community that fights oppression of all forms.
Message of Solidarity
To Our Novin Community,
In these harrowing times, we extend our deepest condolences to the Floyd, Taylor and Arbery families, as well as the countless others directly impacted by police brutality. We cannot begin to fathom the immense grief felt by the Black community at this time. We must seek to build a new normal, one that is founded on equity and justice rather than systematic oppression and violence.
The Novin board, in recognition of the inherent racist values instilled within all white people, wants to address our privilege as white folks. There are huge gaps in our understanding and we are actively working to unlearn our anti-Black biases and opening our minds to systemic change.
Addressing institutional racism and creating equity is ongoing work. Novin is committed to making this goal a driving force behind our organization. To best serve our communities, we must engage with anti-racist practices both personally and professionally.
Novin is explicitly and publicly declaring our identity as an emerging anti-racist organization.
Novin is determined that our anti-racism commitment be reflected in the culture of Novin by way of our policies, programs and actions as we continue to learn about racism and deconstruct our internal biases.
Novin is committed to developing and implementing strategies that dismantle racism within all aspects of our interpreting community and society as a whole.
Novin stands in solidarity with all Black people through the fight against injustice.