Keynote speaker for the presentation titled “Language Diversity, Indigenous Languages and National Estates: Multilingualism at the Cinema” held on Friday, April 26th at 4:45 pm.
Yásnaya Aguilar Gil (Ayutla Mixe) is part of JEQO, an independent learning space for feminist community cinema of Abya Yala, as well as COLMIX, which is a collective of Mixe youth that carries out research and dissemination of the Mixe language, history and culture. She studied Spanish Language and Literature and received a Master’s Degree in Linguistics at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) . She has collaborated in various projects on the dissemination of linguistic diversity, development of grammatical content for educational materials in Indigenous languages and documentation projects with an attention to languages at risk of disappearance. She has been involved in the development of written material in Mixe and in the creation of readers for Mixe speakers and speakers of other Indigenous languages. She has been involved in activism for the defense of the linguistic rights of Indigenous language speakers, in the use of indigenous languages in the virtual world, and in literary translation.
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