[Hybrid Event] Language Summit 2022: Day 1

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[Hybrid Event] Language Summit 2022: Day 1

October 11, 2022 at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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UNC FPG and SSW invite you to attend Language Summit 2022

FPG and the UNC School of Social Work are co-sponsoring Language Summit 2022. As you may remember, last year, FPG held a similar internal event. This year, we are partnering with UNC SSW and welcome a broader UNC audience.

The summit will take place across four days—while attendees are encouraged to attend multiple sessions, you do not have to attend all to benefit from the presentations/discussions.

Together, we will think through the importance of intentional language use and how language can be harmful, understand how language is always changing and changes are typically seen in spoken language before written language, and develop more inclusive language practices across daily communications in our work and in our communities.

Language Summit events will take place October 11, 13, 18, & 20.

Day 1 Information:

The first panel will provide a broad discussion of how we can be intentional in our daily communications to be inclusive, respond to injustices, and avoid creating or perpetuating harm and will include: a spoken word performance with poet, Destiny James; a keynote presentation, “The Power of Language: The Crossroads of Standardization, Policy, and Identity” from Lamar Graham, assistant professor of Hispanic linguistics, UNC Department of Romance Languages; and a panel on Power in Daily Communication with Travis Albritton, associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, UNC School of Social Work, and Lindsay MacNeill, historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


October 11, 2022
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
School of Social Work


Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium
325 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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