Bilingualism in Our Bones: Saving Home Languages

Mar 8, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Bilingualism in Our Bones: Saving Home Languages, Mar 8, 2023

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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photo of Veronica Benavides
Veronica Benavides

The Language Preservation Project

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Kaila Diaz


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Diandra Morse

Bilingual Playdate

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Vanessa Santiago Schwarz

University of Colorado-Boulder