“You have the responsibility to alter the atmosphere of your world. Call out your friends, your family, your teachers, your co-workers. Refuse to tolerate willful ignorance. Educate yourself. Understand the power of language – every word holds a significant weight. Understand the power of art – every image is heavy in its own way, as well.” – Yasmin Belkhyr
The above words are an except from Belkhyr’s introduction to the must-read Hands Up Don’t Shoot issue of Winter Tangerine.
“Above all, this global translation is about resisting the state of speechlessness that is easy to fall into when what you are witnessing is beyond imagination…” – Sophie Hughes
The above words are from Hughes’ introduction to Asymptote’s project to have David Huerta’s poem “Ayotzinapa” translated into twenty different languages.
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