This year, Penn will host the 4th edition of the Quechua Alliance Annual Meeting, the biggest Quechua gathering in the United States.
The event aims to promote an exchange of ideas between Quechua speakers, community leaders, college students and professors who share an interest and passion for Quechua languageand Andean culture. This is a space for young people to become dynamic leaders in the academic context where there is an increasing interest in Indigenous languages and cultures of the Americas.
The Quechua Alliance Meeting has the format of a one-day gatheringwith cultural activities, lectures, games, debates and dialogues. We are building a strong network and community of Quechua language enthusiasts.
For this year we will host Quechua rapper and language activist Liberato Kani, and we will honor Elva Ambía, founder of the Quechua Collective of New York, by giving her the 2018 Lifetime Quechua Award.
The 2018 edition of this gathering at the University of Pennsylvania is organized by the Quechua Language Program at Penn and The Andean Representation (Penn undergraduate student group).