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Forum: Supporting Duke Community Members from Different Linguistic Backgrounds

Forum: Supporting Duke Community Members from Different Linguistic Backgrounds | An opportunity for all to constructively engage in a dialogue about how to engage with and support all community members, particularly in view of recent events.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Abbas Benmamoun, Edna Andrews, Dominika Baran, Hae-Young Kim, Liliana Paredes, Kate Whetten, and Helen Yang

Language is a powerful symbol and vehicle of identities and cultures and also serves as a crucial medium of exchange. It can serve to promote inclusion and develop a sense of community or it can be used as a tool of exclusion. Duke is fortunate to have community members from diverse linguistic backgrounds who contribute to enriching the intellectual and social life on campus. This forum, which is first in a series of programs for students, faculty, staff, and program leaders, provides an opportunity for all to constructively engage in a dialogue about how to engage with and support all community members, particularly in view of recent events. The discussion will be led by Duke faculty with expertise in multilingualism, issues of linguistic diversity, and language bias.

Moderator
- Abbas Benmamoun, Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Panel
- Edna Andrews, Nancy & Jeffrey Marcus Distinguished Professor and Chair
- Dominika Baran, Associate Professor and Director
- Hae-Young Kim, Professor of the Practice and Chair
- Liliana Paredes, Professor of the Practice
- Kate Whetten, Professor, Director, and Research Director
- Helen Yang, Senior Undergraduate Student

Please register to attend: duke.is/vzj6rc

Co-sponsored with the Duke Linguistics Program