Two to tango: Language as a gateway to championing diversity

    Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar

    Description

    Harvard-trained lawyer Vernā Myers has famously stated that “if diversity is getting invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance”. What role does language play in getting invited to the dance floor? Join Dr Celeste Rodriguez Louro, Director of UWA’s Language Lab, in this special lecture that discusses how language, the ultimate social glue, can help people become a diversity champion. Learn about new gender pronouns in English, cross-cultural differences in communication, and how your accent may be stopping you from getting what you want. We can create safer places by understanding how language shapes our lives. But it does take two to tango.
    Period11 Oct 2022
    Event titleSDG Activation Week 2022
    Event typeOther
    LocationAustralia, Western AustraliaShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionLocal