Rutgers Indigenous Languages Colloquium
8 am–6 pm
Rutgers Indigenous Languages in/of New Jersey Colloquium
In honor of the UN’s Year of Indigenous Languages, this colloquium highlights indigenous languages in and of New Jersey as well as Rutgers research related to indigenous languages. Rutgers sits on Lenni-Lenape land while their remaining tribal members struggle to be recognized and to revitalize their endangered or moribund languages: Unami, Munsee, and Nanticoke. In addition, New Jersey hosts migrants and residents of minority mother tongues and native languages. Many of these face discrimination and anxiety about their languages and heritage, both in New Jersey and globally. In order to raise awareness about these issues, we are showcasing Rutgers expertise and community commitments to indigenous languages in/of New Jersey.
This program is co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, American Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, African Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures, the Center for Latin American Studies, and The Language Center