Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Lessons from the Amistad at the CT SCHS

The Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society will hold its fall meeting at the Hartford Club (46 Prospect Street, Hartford) on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, with refreshments starting at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6:15 p.m.  The event is open to all without charge.

Jeanette Zaragoza De León, a PhD Visiting Research Scholar at the Yale Divinity School, will present “Lessons from the Amistad: Interpreting, Litigation Strategies, and Solidarity,” followed by remarks by Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson, a member of the “Discovering Amistad's National Advisory Council” and by “The Amistad:  Justice for Slavery,” a video created by students of Bristow Middle School, West Hartford.

We’re told that
Ms. Zaragoza De León, a graduate of Lesley College, holds a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion, Master of Arts in Translation from University of Puerto Rico, and Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation Studies Research from Universitat Jaume, Valencia, Spain.  She is a PhD candidate in Applied Languages, Literature and Translation from Universitate Juame.  This fall Ms. Zaragoza De León will defend her dissertation entitled “The Critical Translation and Interpreting Stories of the Amistad Case.”  She is a certified Spanish-English court interpreter.
H/t: Mike Widener