Sunday, April 15, 2018

Global Justice for Indigenous Languages

The Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights is hosting a full-day symposium on Global Justice for Indigenous Languages on April 21.  

According to the organizers, 

"The program takes the social fact of the disappearance of languages—and the diversity of cultural lifeworlds these embody—as the occasion for a broader set of reflections on the question of language justice.

Our aim for the “Global Justice for Indigenous Languages” symposium is to bring to the forefront the critical work done by researchers, educators, institutions, organizations, and communities; work that is necessary to make meaningful headway in actualizing language justice. The symposium will be organized around the major topics of indigenous languages in education, language revitalization, and encouraging case studies. Participants will also be asked to contribute ideas and recommendations on steps forward and synergies towards justice for indigenous languages.

This symposium is open to academics, representatives of indigenous peoples’ organizations and nations, states, non-governmental organizations, and intergovernmental organizations."

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  More information is available here.

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