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2/19 4-7pm Heller Lounge – LANGUAGE MATTERS: STRENGTHENING ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER LANGUAGE EDUCATION AT BERKELEY

Written By: jfboy.shieh on February 16, 2009 1 Comment

API Education and Languages NOW! PRESENTS

LANGUAGE MATTERS: STRENGTHENING ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER
LANGUAGE EDUCATION AT BERKELEY

An open forum to promote dialogue among UC Berkeley students, API community organizations, and UC Berkeley faculty and administration invested in building a robust API language curriculum at Berkeley.

KEYNOTE Talk on API Linguistic Diversity
By Scholar-Activist LING-CHI WANG, Professor Emeritus of Asian American Studies (UC Berkeley)

“As long as Asian languages are not taken seriously as living languages used by billions at home and abroad and treated as languages with long and rich literary traditions, which are linked and integral to majors and graduate curricula, then Asian language education will remain second-class and perennially vulnerable to budgetary volatility and cuts.”  — Ling-Chi Wang

Also featuring presentations by:
FIONA MA, California Assemblywoman
GIBOR BASRI, Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion (UC Berkeley)
ELAINE KIM, Professor of Asian American Studies (UC Berkeley)
and others….

Feb 19, 2009, 4:00-7:00 PM
Heller Lounge, MLK Jr. Student Union
Free and Open to the Public
Light Refreshments

For more information, please contact apielnow@gmail.com or visit our blog  http://apielnow.blogspot.com

Co-sponsored by the Vice Chancellor’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, Asian American Studies Program, Center for Race and Gender, Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for Japanese Studies,  Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for South Asia Studies, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Asian Pacific American Student Development Office, Asian Pacific American Coalition, Townsend Center Working Group on Asian Cultural Studies, Filipinos for Affirmative Action, Korean Community Center of the East Bay, Chinese for Affirmative Action

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One Response to “2/19 4-7pm Heller Lounge – LANGUAGE MATTERS: STRENGTHENING ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER LANGUAGE EDUCATION AT BERKELEY”

  1. Youki on: 19 February 2009 at 10:51 pm

    great symposium. Jeff, your talk was interesting, and I really liked how you integrated ideas from the UCCLLT conference a couple of weeks ago. Mind making a new post with it, so everyone can read what you had to say? We’d also welcome any of the other speakers, too!

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