Mexico's Forgotten Languages Lenguas Olvidadas de Mexico
Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Discover Mexico’s linguistic diversity with us as we uncover Mexico’s forgotten indigenous languages. Join us as we bring together the local Nahuatland Mixteco communities of New York to hear personal accounts as well as video footage on what it means to know an indigenous language and not a “Dialect.” Come and see how we can raise awareness on how to better serve this vastly growing multilingual community.
Descubre la diversidad lingüística de México con nosotros. Ven a descubrir las lenguas olvidadas del México moderno. Únete a nosotros para conocer a las comunidades de hablantes de Náhuatl, Mixteco que viven en la ciudad de Nueva York. Te invitamos a escuchar sus historias, sus cantos tradicionales y sus producciones visuales. Hablaremos de lo que significa conocer a ciencia cierta una lengua indígena y hablarla como lengua materna y que esta sea calificada por el resto del mundo como un "dialecto". Unanse a nosotros para informarse del mundo multilingue del México Indígena y para ayudarnos a servir mejor a esta comunidad multilingüe.
When & Where
Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY
On February 27, 2014, the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute reached its two year anniversary since its approval by the Board of Trustees. The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute, based at Lehman College, is the culmination of nearly a decade of work by faculty, administrators, staff, and students to boost enrollment of Mexican and Mexican-American students, foster research with and about Mexico and Mexicans in the United States, and collaborate with community-based organizations to support and empower the Mexican immigrant community. With a special focus on Mexicans in the diaspora, especially Mexicans in New York, the Institute offers a space for the Mexican community to consider its own and an institutional location for support of scholarly and community advocacy projects. Fundamental to the Institute's foundation and success will be its ability to further new projects with community and cultural organizations, to channel projects already underway and to build on existing efforts within and outside of CUNY.