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Threat of Extinction: Language Activism and Preservation
October 21, 2017 • 3:00 pm PDT
Bob Holman, Vincent Medina and Odilia Romero Hernández with linguist Leanne Hinton
*Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/ LA
The essence of who we are is wrapped up in our language. What human knowledge is lost when a language goes extinct? Why should we care? Join ALOUD for a freewheeling conversation among language activists working to reclaim indigenous languages in California and Mexico. For the first time together on stage, this unique group of participants includes: master linguist and language preservationist Leanne Hinton; Native California language activist Vincent Medina; Odilia Romero Hernández, Zapotec language rights activist; and poet/activist Bob Holman, co-producer of the PBS documentary, Language Matters.
*Bilingual program Spanish/English with simultaneous interpretation by Antena Los Ángeles