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  • International Mother Language Day

    International Mother Language Day

    The second month of 2022 has arrived, and with it comes a holiday that you may not have heard about: International Mother Language Day, or IMLD. Established by UNESCO twenty-three years ago, this day is celebrated on the 21st of …

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  • LUNA Wins 2021 Inclusive Global Citizens Workforce Award

    LUNA Wins 2021 Inclusive Global Citizens Workforce Award

    The Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (IFLTA), in collaboration with the Indiana Language Roadmap initiative (ILR), presented the Indiana Global and Multil-IN-gual Awards to highlight outstanding contributions and successful efforts to demonstrate the importance of language skills in our globalized 21st century economy. The …

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  • Behind Each Interpreting Request

    Behind Each Interpreting Request

    It’s 9:41am on a cool Tuesday morning. You can smell the rich scent of freshly-brewed dark coffee wafting from a LUNA mug. A few Language Coordinators wrap themselves in colorful scarves brought to our office the previous day by a …

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  • Deaf Heritage Day at Conner Prairie

    Deaf Heritage Day at Conner Prairie

    To watch the full video at Fox 59, visit: “Conner Prairie opens the door to Deaf inclusion with Deaf Heritage Day”. On Saturday, September 28th, Conner Prairie, in collaboration with LUNA and the Indiana School for the Deaf, hosted Deaf …

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  • Language Minorities and the Right to Vote

    Language Minorities and the Right to Vote

    contributed by Ryan Schwier Few other principles seem as ingrained in our national consciousness as the right to vote. As the U.S. Supreme Court once reminded us, the “right to vote freely for the candidate of one’s choice is of …

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  • LUNA Awarded City of Indianapolis Mayoral Diversity Award for Workplace Diversity

    LUNA Awarded City of Indianapolis Mayoral Diversity Award for Workplace Diversity

    LUNA Language Services was the proud recipient of the 2016 Mayoral Diversity Award for Workplace Diversity! The 15th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards luncheon was held at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.  The awards acknowledge Indianapolis businesses that “encourage, …

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  • Help Refugee Children Transition Into School

    Help Refugee Children Transition Into School

    Originally printed in The Indianapolis Star on April 26, 2015 I came to Indiana as a Burmese refugee in 2002.  I was 26 years old and fortunately was already fluent in English. I have always been very active in the …

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