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International Mother Language Day

February 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

As a space dedicated to language, the Writing Center looks forward to celebrating International Mother Language Day on Tuesday, Feb. 21st from 1pm-3pm in L-632 (the faculty lounge in the Library Building). This day marks the importance of multilingual education and the value of bringing more languages into public life. To celebrate, we will have a line-up of performances/readings in mother languages by students, faculty, and staff, as well as time for attendees to share if they are inspired to do so. Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to perform, please reach out to writingcenter@citytech.cuny.edu.

At the City Tech Writing Center, we want to celebrate the linguistic diversity that currently inhabits our campus with more than 85 different languages spoken. Languages contain ways of knowing and being that express visions of the world from a particular community. By celebrating our Mother Tongues, we contribute to building inclusive knowledge societies and preserving cultural heritage that might otherwise be lost.