"Global Justice for Indigenous Languages" Symposium

The “Global Justice for Indigenous Languages” symposium aims to bring to the forefront the critical work done by researchers, educators, institutions, organizations, and communities; work that is necessary to make meaningful headway in actualizing language justice.
The “Global Justice for Indigenous Languages” Symposium at Columbia University in the City of New York on April 21, 2018, is part of the Sawyer Seminar on Global Language Justice funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a two-year program initiated by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and implemented in collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

The program takes the social fact of the disappearance of languages—and the diversity of cultural lifeworlds these embody—as the occasion for a broader set of reflections on the question of language justice.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 21.04.2018 09:30 local time
End 21.04.2018 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Kasinskaite, Irmgarda
Organizer The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Contact I.kasinskaite@unesco.org
Country United States of America
City New York
Venue Columbia University
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website
Link 1 Global Justice for Indigenous Languages: A Symposium - Programme
Link 2 Global Justice for Indigenous Languages: A Symposium - Leaflet
Link 3 Speaker Recording Permission Agreement
Link 4 Directions to Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia University (en anglais)