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ISF 2017: Dying Words

July 13, 2017
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FREE, RSVP required.

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When: Thu, July 13, 2017. 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. (Doors at 5:30 PM)

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Presented by the Indian Summer festival. Simon Fraser University is a Founding Partner of the Indian Summer Festival. 

Community Partner: SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

Supporting Partners: Hari Sharma Foundation and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

Sponsor: Creative BC

Disappearing and threatened languages with Dr. Anvita Abbi.

"“A language is a dialect with an army and navy.” – Max Weinreich"

One language dies every 14 days. By 2100, nearly half of the 7,000 languages that are spoken on earth will have most likely disappeared.

At the beginning of the 15th century, some 15,000 languages were in currency.

With the dawning of the age of European expansion, more than half of those languages have disappeared as a result of wars, genocide, legal bans and sheer economic force. Languages are more than a collection of sounds that make sense together. They define a people, a culture, they hold knowledge, history and a connection to the land. To lose a language is like losing biodiversity, a loss of resources that have been built up over millennia. If languages are a sign of our cultural health, what is lost when a language goes silent? If a language is a world, how many worlds are we allowing to slip away before it is too late?

ASL is available for this event! Please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca to request ASL services before June 9th.


ABOUT INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL

Indian Summer Festival is produced by Indian Summer Arts Society, a not-for-profit charitable arts organization based in Vancouver, Canada. This year's festival theme is 'Tales of War and Peace.' The line-up includes an outstanding array of award-winning artists who have the courage to say what they think, to hold up a mirror to ugly truths, but also to transcend, offer hope and celebrate creation when the world looks dispiriting. For more information visit: www.indiansummerfest.ca


Admission

FREE, RSVP required.

Details

When: Thu, July 13, 2017. 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. (Doors at 5:30 PM)

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Presented by the Indian Summer festival. Simon Fraser University is a Founding Partner of the Indian Summer Festival. 

Community Partner: SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

Supporting Partners: Hari Sharma Foundation and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

Sponsor: Creative BC

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