Language Loss and Preservation: Conversations in Quechua, Chatino and Zapotec Languages

This event is an indigenous language workshop in collaboration with Nico Guerrero Suárez (University of Pennsylvania), Ana Alonso and Isaura de los Santos Mendoza (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) on November 21st from 7.00 to 8.15 PM in Sawyer 308.

The workshop will consist of different short lessons of each of the three indigenous languages-Chatino, Zapotec and Quechua led by our guest speakers. Immediately after, there will be a Q&A in which students and professors will be able to learn more from our guests and their respective languages, cultures and experiences. Everybody is welcome since there is not a language requirement.

The United Nations has declared 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages, which is why this is the perfect opportunity to not only celebrate languages that have been so culturally and socially important throughout history but to raise awareness on the importance of preserving endangered languages. Still spoken today across different Latin American countries, Quechua, Chatino and Zapotec remain symbols of resistance, pride, and survival among their speakers.

Thursday, November 21 @ 7PM | Stetson 308