International Mother Language Day Bonanza

February 19, 2023

Come celebrate International Mother Language Day (2/21) live at ELA in NYC!

Throughout the day, we have three in-person events throughout the day. RSVP here and drop in for any or all.

1:30-2:30 pm: “Why and how should we protect multilingualism?” A panel discussion hosted virtually by Manchester City of Languages as part of the Muslim Arts & Culture Festival, with local guest speaker Dan Kaufman from ELA. (We will be projecting the hour-long event as we Zoom in from ELA.)

4:00-5:30 pm: Concejo de Pueblos Originarios program featuring the launch of the Indigenous Youth Song Contest. Hear from representatives of the Ayujk, Mam, Me’phaa, Na Savi and Kichwa communities about their work preserving their languages in speech and song.

6:30-7:30 pm: “Raising City Kids in Indigenous Languages”. Families share their experiences in raising children in their mother tongue, culminating in the launch of a year long effort to support a small group of parents to do just that.