Saving Indigenous Languages from Disappearing. Also, Banning Caste Discrimination.

Monday_673x324MONDAY, OCTOBER 9
PROGRAM #10152 12:00 PM PT

Saving Indigenous Languages from Disappearing.

Almost 2/3 of Mexico’s 68 indigenous languages are on the verge of disappearing. More than half of the world’s languages will become extinct in this century. Every two weeks a language disappears. What’s threatening the survival of indigenous languages? What else is lost when a language disappears? How to save them from extinction? On the day the US celebrates Indigenous Peoples, promoters of the teaching of indigenous languages in the United States discuss the issue.

Guests: Dr. Américo Mendoza-Mori, Director of the Latinx Studies Working Group, Harvard University, and founder of the Quechua Initiative on Global Indigenism, Cambrige, MA; Prof. Natalia Brizuela, Endowed Chair of the Class of 1930, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Professor in the departments of Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Banning Caste Discrimination. Fresno, California, became the second US city to ban caste discrimination to protect some communities from India and Mexico from bias. Now, a bill at Gov. Newsom’s desk could extend the ban to the whole state, making California the first state in the country to officially outlaw caste-based discrimination. Promoters of the bill explain the details.

Guests: Dr. Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center Director, UCLA Center for Mexican Studies, Los Angeles, CA.

Photo: Gobierno de México

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