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Maintaining Heritage Languages in Our Communities
September 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Creative Director, 68 Voices, 68 Hearts, Mexico City
Founder and Executive Director, Our Golden Hour; Ph.D. candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Maria Luisa Parra-Velasco
Founder, Multilingual Family Resource Center; Senior Preceptor,
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
How can people retain the strength of their identities when their language is attacked, denied, or just lost through lack of practice and resources? What can be done to ensure that culturally and linguistically sustainable practices are embedded in teaching, parenting, and social activities? Participate in a discussion about revitalizing languages and creating strong multilingual identities to mark the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages. Spend time with our presenters, watch short animations, view children’s books, and discuss ways to support multicultural communities using these tools. Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology.
Panel Discussion. Free and open to the public.