Hola mis ling├╝istas,

 

I just want to offer a huge THANK YOU for being a part of the community, especially to all the black women who attended Sisters Only Language Summit, the first language conference for black women, last month!

 

You showed out in numbers and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. We realize that an event of this magnitude (complete with workshops and a panel discussion) was so necessary for us [black women], who are navigating a language learning community that bears a white male face.

 

*Picture courtesy of Morenita Mommy.
*Picture courtesy of Morenita Mommy


 

We had an amazing program full of workshops complete with an exciting panel discussion.

 

The workshops included:

-       Landing Your Dream Job Abroad (Me)

-       Rebooting Your Language Learning Routine in Quarantine Tamara Marie of Learn Spanish Con Salsa

-       Why Music is the Key! with Desta Haile of Languages Through Music

-       Discovering East Asian Languages through Culture with LeDonna J. of Discovering Language

 

The really amazing thing about the panel discussion on Black Women in Language Learning, is that the panelists were all HBCU Howard University graduates: Dr. Kami J. Anderson of Bilingual Brown Babies, Jamila Ball of Jamii Linguists, and Tami Garcia of Mully Lingua.  

 

If you missed it don’t worry, you’re in luck! You can still access the replay for $25 here. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the COVID-19 Emergency Fund For Single Mothers in NYC, one of the hardest hit areas in this global pandemic.

 

Did you attend the Sisters Only Language Summit? If so, what were your favorite parts of the workshop? What would you like us to talk about during our next summit? Sound off in the comments below!

 

Xoxo,

 

 

 

Language Bae

 

 

 

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