2/21 Mother Language Day

Mother Language Day Celebration

Wed Feb 21, 2024
10 – 11am
Hearst Field Annex D23

featuring work or performances by:

Aliosha Pittaka Bielenberg
Maura Adela Cruz
Talia Dixon
Sierra Edd
Henry Leonel Sales Hernandez
Jesus Nazario
Zachary O’Hagan
Tzintia Montano Ramirez
Masi Santos
Pa Vue

February 21 is International Mother Language Day, an annual observance created by UNESCO in 1999 to bring attention to the critical role of language diversity.

Our local celebration features language activists, writers, and performers offering song, dance, and literary arts that celebrate mother languages from around the world. This event is led by the Indigenous Poetics Lab at the Arts Research Center, in partnership with the DE in Indigenous Language Revitalization.

** Please note the venue changed due to weather concerns. The celebration will begin at 10am in the Arts Research Center, Hearst Field Annex D23.

Image: Talia Dixon, Indigenous Poetics Lab Fellow – clip from in-process choreography project with archival language recordings