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Celebrate International Mother Language Day Friday

February 26, 2019

The first ever International Mother Language Day Celebration will take place 3 -5 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Clearwater/Whitewater rooms, Idaho Commons, Moscow.

International Mother Language Day was originally observed in Feb. 2000 by the United Nations, and has spread across the world as a way to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

This event is sponsored by the Martin Institute, International Programs Office and the GSSP and will consist of two main activities:

  1. A series of speeches/performances and creative expressions highlighting linguistic diversity of our campus community.
  2. Student display booths and activities to highlight diverse languages of U of I student members.

This event is free to the public and students. For more information, visit the event Facebook page or contact Farjahan Shawon

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