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Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
September 2017
September 16, 2017 - January 31, 2018

Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.

Los Angeles Central Library will present “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A”., an exhibition and associated public programs celebrating the Zapotec language. Zapotec is the most widely spoken indigenous language in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, and Los Angeles is home to the largest population of indigenous Oaxacans outside of Mexico. “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.” will recognize the importance of the Oaxacan presence in Southern California and explore contemporary realities of indigenous culture. The project will include an installation in…

October 2017
October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Hispanic Saturdays

Our expert Isabel Perez specializes in Hispanic genealogy research, but can help with other questions, as well. Program will be in the History & Genealogy Dept., LL4 Sponsor: Genealogical Society of Hispanic America – Southern California

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Threat of Extinction: Language Activism and Preservation

The essence of who we are is wrapped up in our language. What human knowledge is lost when a language goes extinct? Why should we care? Join ALOUD for a freewheeling conversation among language activists working to reclaim indigenous languages in California and Mexico. For the first time together on stage, this unique group of participants includes: master linguist and language preservationist Leanne Hinton; Native California language activist Vincent Medina; Odilia Romero Hernández, Zapotec language rights activist; and poet/activist Bob…

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Día de los Muertos LA (children’s event)

Join the library in celebrating Día de los Muertos at the Los Angeles Public Library. All families are welcome to learn about the true meaning of Day of the Dead by storytelling, face painting, Piñata making. Sponsors: Mayor Eric Garcetti , Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Councilmember Nury Martinez, LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia, SBS Radio La Raza 97.9, Mega 96.3, Hoy, LA Times, El Aviso, Del Real, Los Angeles World Airports, El Aviso Magazine, Department of Recreations & Parks and Latino…


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