“Language is one of the first things that signals the assimilation of new immigrants. What is lost when we lose touch from our Native language or those spoken by our ancestors?”
The last episode of PhillyCAM”s Atrevete Philly hosted Ruben Chico, a cultural activist and Náhuatl speaker, and Penn Quechua Prof. Américo Mendoza-Mori. They discussed on how important is to preserve and celebrate Indigenous languages within the immigrant communities in the United States.
You can watch this episode here.
Atrevete Philly is produced by PhillyCAM. It airs once a month on Comcast TV channels 66/966, Verizon.
Learn more about the Quechua language program at Penn, here.