The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of English will host the Linguistic Diversity Symposium on Wednesday, Sept. 19, and Thursday, Sept. 20. The two-day event aims to raise awareness of linguistic diversity at Marquette and to celebrate the diverse linguistic background of Marquette students.
A schedule follows:
Wednesday, Sept. 19; Clark Hall 111:
- 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Dr. Walt Wolfram, distinguished professor of English at North Carolina State University and the executive producer of the documentary “Talking Black in America,” will present “The Speech of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sociolinguistic Justice.”
- 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Refreshments
- 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Screening of the documentary “Talking Black in America,” followed by a discussion with Wolfram.
Thursday, Sept. 20; AMU 163:
- 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Dr. Kim Potowski, professor of Hispanic linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will lead a faculty workshop titled “Myths about Spanish and English in the U.S.” The workshop will address the linguistic diversity of Latinx students and recommend best practices for creating an inclusive linguistic environment in classrooms and on campus.
- 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Student lunch and discussion with Potowski.
To attend the workshop, register online.