Canberrans are invited to join in a Language Walk to mark the UNESCO-designated
    International Mother Language Day. Please join us on Sunday morning
    February 26th to celebrate Australia's diversity of languages and cultures!

    Come along in your community’s national costume or come as you are.
    Just make sure you don’t miss it! There will be free T-shirts and linguistically
    designed masks for everyone while they last.

    The day starts near the International Flags Display (behind Questacon car park)
    on Lake Burley Griffin just before 10.00am. There will then be a community Language
    Walk at 10.30am across the Kings Ave bridge and around the lake to near the
    National Police Memorial in Kings Park. Parking is available at the program start near Questacon.
    We will maintain the COVID compliance; hand sanitisers and masks will be provided.
    There will be free sausage sizzle at the end point until last.

    Proudly brought to you by: International Mother language Movement (IMLM)
    Supported by: ACT Government, NCA and BAAC

International Mother Language Movement

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.

IMLM Vision

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.

IMLM Mission

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.