Black Lives Matter.
Grieving and outraged, we of the American Literary Translators Association declare our solidarity with Black people in the United States in the fight to defend their rights and to demonstrate against systemic anti-Black violence and oppression by the police and in all forms.
Black lives matter.
We cannot remain silent. In all the languages we work from and into as translators, we raise our voices to protest the abuses of power and oppression inflicted systematically on Black communities across the United States. We say their names: George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Sandra Bland. Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. And too many others who have been silenced.