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  • October 16, 2022 Collab Salon: A Response to The Hegemony of Standard English
    October 16, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We are advocates for justice in language rights. Through our explorations of bilingualism we address the hegemony of standard English. We speak from the perspectives of our languages: Black Talk/Ebonics/Slang, Farsi, Fenglish, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Chilean Spanish, Colombian Spanglish, Spanglish, Colloquial Spanish, and standard English. We discuss efforts to respond to various linguistic landscapes from the vantage point of our lived experiences and practices in the United States. We explore ways to integrate languages through improvisation and creativity, beyond the lexical and grammatical rules of a language. We hope to describe our response to standard English to co-exist in the creative use of inter-lingual lives that seek to ensure that the juxtaposition of English therapeutic and daily-life landscapes is integrated into various settings. We discuss the contextual, relational, therapeutic, and training potential offered by bilingualism across various languages as well as the necessary transmutations in theory and practice.

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Icons_CollabSalonThe Collab Salon is  a monthly webinar when online faculty and members from around the world meet together informally in real time. All Collab Salon members are welcome to participate in this gathering from the comfort of their own living room!  This Collab Salon “meeting on a cloud” always occurs on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4 pm (New York time).

Members, after reviewing This Month’s Salon, please sign up so we will reserve you a spot. If you aren’t able to participate in the live session,  members can also review – and add reflections/questions to – the archived materials in our Past Salons. Starting in 2020. members can also sign up for CE credit.

If you haven’t yet become a member, please read about The Collab Salon, and then become a member –  only $120 for an annual membership (less for students and people on fixed incomes). We keep the membership fee so affordable hoping that everyone can participate who wishes to join us. By pooling our money together, we can also offset  costs for maintenance and ongoing development.

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