Enduring Racism Speaker Series

This series is a yearlong invitation to join in an open and honest conversation about racism and its many forms in American Society. Through the sharing of our stories and scholarship, we trust that as a community we can begin the process of overcoming the pain and degradation of racism.

Language, Status and Stigma:  The paradox of bilingualism
Tuesday, April 9th 12:30 - 1:45
KC 303
Access via C-Print Captioning provided

Language, Status & Stigma: The paradox of bilingualismWhat does it mean to be bilingual?  Is bilingualism an asset for everyone who is able to speak more than one language?  Can bilingualism become a deficit in the U.S.? The panel will examine the parallels of bilingualism and privilege in the U.S.  

Eileen Kelley, Ed.D.
Professor of English as a Second Language
Coordinator of ESL Support ServicesHolyoke Community College

Laura A. Valdiviezo, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies
College of Education, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Moderator: Mónica Torregrosa
Professor of Spanish
Holyoke Community College 

We hope that you will be able to join us for what will be a thought provoking conversation.  Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Mary J O'Connor at moconnor@hcc.edu, 413-552-2422 or Camille Close at cclose@hcc.edu or 413-552-2277.