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The Right To Speak My Language:
Stories of Language Activism and Revitalization
Western Libraries Reading Series presents
Maria Timmons Flores, Faculty, Woodring - TESOL
Thursday May 13, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm, Wilson Library Skybridge
Is language a basic human right?
What is lost if languages go extinct?
How is language revitalization decolonizing praxis?
This interactive workshop explores these critical questions through a combination of role-play, readings, and discussion drawing on the life stories and writings of language activists throughout the world. Moving from world literature and the United Nations’ Position Paper on Indigenous languages, the session brings these questions home to Whatcom County to consider language rights of indigenous and immigrant members of our community.
SPONSORED BY: Western Libraries' Diversity Task Force , and Woodring College of Education's Diversity Committee