Why Language Matters

International participants of the One World, Many Voices program discuss their experiences with federal, state, and community language policies. The politics of power relations, historical context, and education were common themes throughout the panel, which was made up of representatives from Colombia, Wales, Oregon, Hawaii, and the Garifuna diaspora.

Videography by Sheelagh Sviatyi
Edited by Sara Legg and Jillian Reagan

  • http://www.mchell.de Helli

    Thank you a lot for this interesting video about the relevance of language!

  • http://www.profmpiya.com/love-spells.html Rigel Bernard

    We use language to inform the people around us of what we feel, what we desire, and question/understand the world around us. It is therefore essential to preserve the language of the majority and minority populations in our community, as such we should develop policy that promote language diversity.