Annual UBC Celebration of International Mother Language Day

UNESCO proclaimed International Mother Language Day (IMLD) in 1999 to celebrate and protect the diverse languages of the world. IMLD represents an effort to honor people’s right to speak their mother tongues, to preserve their culture and identity, and to safeguard the many endangered languages of the world. In more specific terms, it is also a tribute to the sacrifices of many in the movement for the preservation of the Bengali language in Bangladesh. Since 2000, IMLD has been celebrated around the world as well as in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Every year IMLD is celebrated at CISAR with multilingual presentations, performances, and multicultural festivities, representing diverse languages from around the world.

The Fourth Annual International Mother Language Day Celebration

Date: February 13, 2020

Time: 5:00pm

Location: C.K. Choi Building Room 120

Please RSVP on the form below. Refreshments will be served.

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