Lowell is breaking language barriers ahead of fall election
by KhmerLife on Apr 25, 2019
In an effort to welcome its large immigrant community to the ballot box, Lowell has rebooted a $10,000 grant project to disseminate City Council meeting information in Spanish and Khmer, the language of Cambodia.
The Lowell City Council Interpretation Project was developed by the city of Lowell, Working Cities Lowell Initiative, and Lowell TeleMedia Center (LTC) to educate the city's Latino and Cambodian population on civic issues preceding the city's election this fall.
One Khmer- and one Spanish-speaking translator review City Council summaries and record an audio version of what happened in their respective languages. LTC then broadcasts the audio on two local cable channels and posts them on Youtube two days after the meeting.
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