UI Clinical Associate Professor, Korinta Maldonado, and the collective Pixan Konob’, which she founded in 2019, have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to ensure that everybody stays informed. This intricate challenge involves translating, language and units to Mayan languages speaking immigrants and their families from Guatemala. According to the Guatemalan consulate, approximately 8,000 speakers of Mayan language reside in central Illinois. For this work, Professor Maldonado is to be awarded the 2021 Immigrant Leadership Award from the Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forum.
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