Diversity in Language and Culture Conference

This grant supports a community conference and training examining diversity in language and culture. The Coalition for Diversity in Language and Culture (CDLC) at UNC Greensboro is a catalyst for promoting the educational and sociocultural well-being of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) individuals and groups through a comprehensive agenda that engages community voices and promotes dialogue and partnerships. With increased diversification of society comes a need to forge intercultural connections that promote and support effective educational practices and support for diverse communities.

On May 3-4, 2019,  educators and community members are able to engage in dialogue around issues of equity and diversity. Attendees from various contexts and backgrounds have an opportunity to learn from and with each other about being responsive to diverse student bodies; fostering the languages, literacies, and cultural practices of the communities they work in; and promoting the linguistic and cultural pluralism that leads to a more just society.