The day starts near the International Flags Display (behind Questacon car park) on Lake Burley Griffin just before 10.30am. There will then be a community Language Walk at 11pm across the Kings Ave bridge and around the lake
There will be an aboriginal Smoking Ceremony, free sausage sizzle, kids activities (free Jumping Castle)and a free T’shirt* for early comers! many languages and cultures at the end of the walk.
IMLM Language Walk Canberra 2014
IMLM team will work on protective measures for all endangered languages including the Aboriginal languages.
International Mother Language Movement (IMLM) is a community based platform in Canberra dedicated in highlighting the importance of preserving all the languages across the world especially endangered languages in a multilingual and multicultural context. We are committed to sensitizing the various Australian Governments, various communities about the necessities of taking appropriate measures to protect and preserve all the spoken languages including indigenous languages as a means to strengthen the multicultural bond. We believe mother language is an indispensible element of cultural identity and protecting and preserving all the languages across all communities will lead to a more cohesive society based on equity and eliminate the scope of an important source of cultural discrimination.
We will promote linguistic diversity and develop a multilingual society to preserve cultural pluralism and greater understanding, trust, tolerance and mutual respect across all communities.
We will establish International Mother Language Day as a day of great/national significance by bringing people from different communities to a common ground to celebrate the value of unity through linguistic and cultural diversity.
International Mother Language Movement (IMLM)
We are seeking your involvement to this event by joining us at the Walk followed by cultural programme and BBQ.