LLC Events 2023-2024

LLC Speaker Series

Revitalizing Indigenous Languages - Antonia Carcelén-Estrada 

September 27th, 2023, 3:00-4:00pm, LLC Lab 1

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On Wednesday, September 27th, at 3:00pm, Antonia Carcelén-Estrada will give a presentation on one area of her expertise, the revitalization of indigenous languages. In her words: 

As a comparatist, I use disciplines as tools that enable the translation of epistemologies and meanings according to the demands of each world contained in a language, always hoping to have an impact by strengthening it in whatever shape or form. Digital technologies have made this process much easier, forcing a reckoning of indigenous contents. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that state that Indigenous people have the right to revitalize , use, develop, and transmit to future generations their languages, oral traditions, writing systems and literatures (Art. 13), or the proclamation of the current International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2023-2032) have made their dent in making indigenous languages visible, most importantly perhaps, by setting international networks of solidarity and a common language to fight the long battle against colonialism and epistemicide. But these efforts do nothing to strengthen languages without the active design and implementation of projects by indigenous nations in their territories. At the Language Center, I want to share some of these experiences in my own decolonial work.

Latin American Cultural Event

September 21st, 2023, 12:00-1:00pm, east side of SUB (Student Union Building)

On Thursday, September 21st, local Latin band Baracutanga will be playing in front of the SUB (east side) from 12:00-1:00pm. Come and get your groove on!

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Spanish & Portuguese Movie Nights

September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 2023, 4:00-6:00pm, LLC Movie Room

Throughout September, we will be screening Spanish- and Portuguese-language films. Please join us!

Sept. 7, 2023: Tropa de elite / Elite Squad (Brazil)

Sept. 14, 2023: Nosotros los nobles / We are the Nobles (Mexico)

Sept. 21, 2023: A Febre / The Fever (Brazil)

Sept. 28, 2023: Chile ’76 (Chile)

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