Languages are best revitalized when an entire speech community is invested and energized. In the third class, we will be focusing on what is sometimes called “language activism,” specifically building and enhancing your speech community as well as equipping that community to succeed in the challenging task of indigenous language revitalization. Activities and topics for the class will include, promoting language use, building training sessions for community and staff, developing grant writing skills, building connections and allies, and sharing ideas with other language programs. As a final project, participants will develop a community based action plan and carry that plan out as part of an experiment in language activism.
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