"Global Justice for Indigenous Languages" Symposium

When, local time: 
Saturday, 21 April 2018 -
9:30am to 6:00pm
Where: 
United States of America, New York
Type of Event: 
Категория 8-Симпозиум
Contact: 
I.kasinskaite@unesco.org

The “Global Justice for Indigenous Languages” symposium aims 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 “Global Justice for Indigenous Languages” Symposium at Columbia University in the City of New York on April 21, 2018, is part of the Sawyer Seminar on Global Language Justice funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a two-year program initiated by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and implemented in collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

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.