Language Justice in News/Documentaries

Looking for where language justice issues are cropping up in media?  Or looking for ways to get involved in your local community?  Here is a list of resources compiled by Lee Abraham, Lecturer and Language Program director at Columbia University.  Feel free to browse, watch, and share.  If you have thoughts, we’d love to hear…

Workshop: Aesthetics, Form, and the Practice of Pluriverse

“Space holds rhythm and structure. Plus, what are letters, words, punctuations and sentences without the music and form of the page?” remarked Orlando White, one of the nine poets, translators and academics participating in the discussion about how to think about form and aesthetics when practicing poetry as a pluriverse. The seminar was moderated by…

Global Language Justice: On the Life and Death of Languages

When Drs. Isabelle Zaugg and Daniel Kaufman discussed the life and death of languages at a two-day event at Columbia University, they both teased out factors that made a language “living” as opposed to “dead.”  What gives life to language, and what takes that life away?  They spoke on the status of languages in Ethiopia (Zaugg)…

Thinking Global Language Justice: Notes from the Field

On September 22-23, 2017, over fifteen poets and translators from across the world arrived to New York for a workshop on Poetry as Pluriverse: Thinking Global Language Justice. Hosted by the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society as part of a seminar supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the workshop explored the complexities of multilingualism…