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Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration: Kichwa (Quechua) Language

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10/12/2021
Brighton Room Building 3-217 (in person attendance) or register on Zoom at https://bit.ly/3De5JsW
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Throughout South America, 8-10 million people speak Quechua, for some it continues to be the only language they speak stretching from the South American Indians living in the Andean highlands to Ecuador and Bolivia. Many regional varieties of Quechua are spoken by the Spanish and Indians throughout the Andes. Quechua is an indigenous language family, the mother tongue of the Inca empire and one that is still spoken widely in the Americas.

Join us with guest speaker Professor Soledad Chango from Salasaca Parish, Tungurahua Province, Ecuador, Foreign Language Teaching Associate through the Institute of International Education, funded by Cornell University Latin American & Caribbean Studies.  She will walk us through why the Quechua language is so important in today’s society, and why this is the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Americas.  Students, faculty and staff will be introduced as basic learners to the history, culture and geography of the Andes through exposure to cultural practices, proverbs, folklore, and artefacts of the region.

When:               Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time:                12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where:             Brighton Room Building 3-217 (in person attendance) or register on Zoom at https://bit.ly/3De5JsW

Sponsoring organizations and Initiatives: Global Education & International Services and PRISM Multicultural Center

Supported by MCC PEACE Committee

Attachments:
Soledad Chango_Fal new.pdf

CONTACT: Shirley Batistta-Provost
SPONSOR: Sponsoring organizations and Initiatives: Global Education & International Services and PRISM Multicultural Center Supported by MCC PEACE Committee
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