Oakland-Raised Maya are Bridging the Mam Language Gap in Local Court

July 10, 2018 | KALW-FM San Francisco

Some members of the Maya community in Oakland, California, are serving as interpreters for residents who speak Mam, a Mayan language indigenous to Guatemala. This article highlights the experiences of Oswaldo Martin, a college student who speaks English, Spanish and Mam, who helps people involved in the courts to understand proceedings and communicate with attorneys.

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