Bilingualism in Our Bones: Saving Home Languages

For too many years, immigrant and indigenous families have been told that passing on their heritage language would limit children’s ability to learn English and succeed in life. This harmful narrative has been supported by policies and systems designed to divest children from cultural and linguistic resources. Consequently, most heritage languages are lost by the second and third generations. This session explores heritage language preservation, focusing on Latinx languages and cultures.

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Veronica Benavides

The Language Preservation Project

Kaila Diaz

Bilingüitos

Diandra Morse

Bilingual Playdate

Vanessa Santiago Schwarz

The University of Colorado at Boulder

This event will be in person

Details

Format:

Talk

Type:

Session

Track:

Equity & Justice

Level:

Deep Understanding

Focus Area:

Early Learning