Central Connecticut State University to Celebrate International Mother Language Day

Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT)—home of Rutgers alum Seunghun Lee—will celebrate International Mother Language Day (February 21) with various events. From February 21 to March 4, 2011, the “Endangered Alphabets” exhibition by Tim Brookes will be on display in the Elihu Burritt library. Mr. Brookes will give a talk in the special collection room at 2 pm on February 21. On February 25, 2011, a workshop celebrating “Mother Language Day” will be held in Torp Theatre at CCSU from 12:30 pm. This all-afternoon event will feature four talks on endangered languages by the following speakers: Dr. Douglas H. Whalen (Endangered Language Fund), Ms. Stephanie Fielding, Dr. Brad Montgomery-Anderson (Northeastern State University, Oklahoma) and Rutgers’ own Akinbiyi Akinlabi.  There will also be a screening of a short film about endangered languages. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Seunghun Lee (seunghunlee@ccsu.edu).