Our Languages, Our Cultures – A Week of Student-led Events (April 11-15)

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Let’s Discuss the French Presidential Election: First Round Results
Monday, April 11 | 2:10-3pm | 3335 Dwinelle
Claire Tourmen and the Students of French 137
This timely discussion will inform the general audience of the first-round French presidential election results and the impacts of the Ukraine crisis on the election while taking into consideration global politics.

Persian Culture through Film: Fireworks Wednesday
Tuesday, April 12 | 5-7:30pm | B-4 Dwinelle (RSVP Required)
Linguaphile: Niki Borghei and Hitomi Torng
Learn about Persian culture through the film Fireworks Wednesday followed by a brief presentation on the Persian holidays Chaharshanbe Suri and Nowruz with some traditional Persian snacks.

Living a Hellenistic Life: Clues from Papyri and Cuneiform Tablets
Wednesday, April 13 | 4:30-5:30pm | via Zoom (RSVP Required)
Presenters: Sheila Liu, Roxana Wang, Will Sieving, Emma Kim; Sponsors: Dr. Laurie Pearce, Dr. Andrew Hogan
Join us to see how the worlds’ oldest forms of records—papyri and cuneiform tablets—offer material for the reconstruction of the life, death, and social connections of the peoples living on the frontiers of Hellenistic cultural blending.

Memory and Identity: A Poetry Workshop
Thursday, April 14 | 6-8pm | B-4 Dwinelle (RSVP Required)
Comp Lit Undergraduate Journal; featuring Alejandro Jimenez
This poetry workshop featuring the 2021 National Mexican Poetry Slam Champion Alejandro Jimenez honors multicultural and multiethnic backgrounds through the power of prose.

Making Sense of Our World through Languages
Friday, April 15 | 11-12pm | B-4 Dwinelle
Presenters: Rosa Beschi, Zoe Chyatte, Kathia González, Chloe Loera, William Roddy, Selina Yang, Helen Zhu
In this panel, presenters will highlight applied language studies research projects, through classroom work as well as through their participation in the Berkeley Language Center’s URAP program.

The Basics of ASL
Friday, April 15 | 1-2pm | B-4 Dwinelle or via Zoom
ASL@Berkeley: Erin Chang, Brigid Shields, and Jacqueline Dominguez Davalos
We will teach participants the alphabet, animal signs, how to introduce yourself, and how to ask for someone’s name. We will also perform the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto in ASL.

Words in Action
Friday, April 15 | 3-6pm | Durham Studio Theater – Dwinelle
Language Instructors and Students
Multilingual/multicultural student performances celebrating linguistic diversity at UC Berkeley.

Berkeley Language Center * B-40 Dwinelle Hall #2640 * blc.berkeley.edu

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 x19, victoria@berkeley.edu, with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.