Unspoken: A Celebration of Mother Tongue Day

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The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs

(Un) Spoken: A Celebration of Mother Language Day


Second Annual

(Un) Spoken: A Celebration of Mother Language Day


Monday, February 20, 2017

6:00 p.m  - 8:30 p.m

Music and refreshments begin at 6:00 p.m


Everett Lounge

Teachers College, Columbia University

525 W 120th Street (Form of I.D Required)


Keynote Presenters

Dr. Carol Benson

“The Importance of Mother Tongue Languages”


Ms. Sameera Uddin

“The Bangladesh History of Mother Language Day”


Teachers College students and faculty

“Personal Reflections of Mother Languages”


Sponsored by The Vice President’s Diversity and Community Initiative Grant

Mother Language Day began in Bangladesh in 1952 when university students protested for the recognition of their mother tongue, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of East Pakistan. Internationally recognized by UNESCO

For additional information please email: unspokentc@gmail.com


February 20, 2017, 6:00 PM

February 20, 2017, 8:30 PM

Everett Lounge

Chiara D. Fuller