Sunday 27th November 2022
10:00AM – 4:30PM
Footscray Community Arts
45 Moreland St, Footscray, Victoria
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Language and Language Education as a Local Practice | Dr Julie Choi, Phuong-Nghi Le-Pham, Beth Sometimes, Rene Wanuny Kulitja
Challenging dominant views of ‘language’, this panel highlights various ways in which multiple languages are used and understood by people in different communities across Australia. More info here.
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Your book, your languages | Kids’ Own Publishing
Join Kids’ Own Publishing for a drop-in workshop and create your own 8-page book in Vietnamese or in any language you and your family know, love and use in daily life. Kids’ Own artists will guide you in making beautiful books using collage and your own special story. All ages welcome. More info here.
Đất Nước Library
Inspired by Ocean Vuong’s ‘A letter to my mother that she will never read’, the Đất Nước Library pop-up reading workshop invites participants to engage in an exchange of letters, photos and drawings to address the voicing of trauma and resistance around community language loss in the Vietnamese diaspora. More info here.
Guests are invited to record themselves in conversation with a family member or friend at our podcast booth on the topic of “Growing Up Bilingual In Australia”, or a related topic. Prompt cards will be available or you can talk free form about your language and community experiences. More info here.