Each year, February 21 is International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by the United Nations and observed annually for the last two decades to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity. 2022-2032 is also the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, dedicated to ensuring indigenous peoples’ right to preserve, revitalize, and promote their languages. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed International Decade of Indigenous Languages, to draw global attention on the critical situation of many indigenous languages and to mobilize stakeholders and resources for their preservation, revitalization, and promotion.
How can you honor these holidays?
Gift (Yourself or Others) a LJIST Core Principles Coloring Book!
Give the gift of art and language with Born Good: Coloring Our Way to Social Justice Healing, featuring our core principles in 16 languages as translated by our global community. Each coloring book includes a set of Sprout plantable colored pencils.
Click here to purchase or learn more.
Implement Language Liberation Practices into your Meetings
In our 80-minute Human Centered Gatherings webinar, Nanci Luna Jiménez shares some of LJIST’s best practices for hosting meetings and events that center dignity and justice for humans, including some of our Language Liberation Practices.
Attend LJIST’s 2022 Healing Together Spring Series: Disrupting Language Oppression
These dana (gift, no cost) offerings are open to any and everyone. We will not cap registration but will only admit the first 90 participants to the session. No recordings available: must be present to heal!
PART I: Understanding Language Oppression | Wednesday, April 27
PART II: Embracing Language Liberation | Wednesday, May 25
PART III: Connecting Language Liberation & Climate Justice | Wednesday, June 22
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Time (Check Your Time Zone Here)
Host a LJIST Embracing Language Liberation Virtual Workshop
LJIST’s virtual workshops provide deeper learning with 9 hours of live content facilitated over 3 days and an additional 3+ hours of asynchronistic, individual learning. LJIST’s innovative virtual learning experiences are designed for collaboration, community, and play.
Attend Official UN and Local Events
You can learn more about and register for International Mother Language Day (February 21) events here.
You can learn more about and register for International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2023) events here.
Heal from Language Oppression
If you have a Constructivist Listening Partnership, we encourage you to take some of these questions into a Listening Session:
What is/are your mother (birth) language(s)?
What is/are your ancestral language(s)?
What languages have you lost? What has been the impact of this loss?