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Fieldwork: 1. Language rights and activism

Last year, the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) ran its annual International Week of the Deaf. September 19th to 25th 2016 marked a short but packed week of events all over the world aimed at raising awareness of the languages, cultures and rights of deaf people in their respective countries. 999 more words

Fieldwork

Quebec premier promises Anglophone Affairs Office

Premier Philippe Couillard says he’s changed his mind about creating a special Anglophone Affairs Office. The idea has been floated around by both the Liberals and the Parti Quebecois since the last provincial election and now that the next election is a year away — the premier says it’s coming soon. 441 more words

Canada

Canada Learning Code Week

From June 1 to 8, more than 10,000 kids across Canada will take part in Canada Learning Code Week, an educational program that combines history and literature with a simple programming tool called… 157 more words

English

‘Language Rights Are Human Rights’

A Tibetan student support group calls on China to release a bilingual education advocate

By Tenzin Sangmo

Members of Students for a Free Tibet , the largest grassroots Tibet support group in the world, protested outside the Chinese consulate in New York on January 26 to call for the release of a 31-year-old Tibetan shopkeeper who was arrested after The New York Times quoted him… 337 more words

Politics

Exposing falsehoods in Chinese law: Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk is no separatist

Originally published at Hong Kong Free Press on 27 January 2017. Here.

A year ago today, Tashi Wangchuk disappeared. He was recently indicted and is now awaiting trial, facing a 15-year sentence for the baseless charge of inciting separatism. 986 more words

Sino-Musing

March 24th | Week in Review

¡Hola a todos! I am happy to be back and to share with you all of these amazing resources.

– The folks over at the Américas Book Award Facebook page have been on fire with recommendations for diversifying Women’s History Month. 540 more words

Multicultural Literature

Language Learning as Peacebuilding? Not always

At Language for Peace, our work is rooted in the belief that learning language has the potential to be an act of peacebuilding. But is it always? 120 more words

Language Learning