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Ekushey February

2/21/2020 6:30 PM

Ekushey February FEB21

Ekushey February

Join us in celebration of Ekushey February to learn about the importance of language and culture at Emory! This event will feature guest speakers, performances, and FREE dinner.

Also known as International Mother Language Day, Ekushey February is celebrated in honor of multilinguism and linguistic and cultural diversity. Originating from the language movement in East Bengal which sought to have Bengali recognized as a national language, this day is an incredibly important to Bengali culture and history. On February 21st 1952, a group of peaceful student protestors from Dhaka University were shot and killed by police. This day honors them and their struggle to preserve their mother language and culture.

Formal or traditional black and white attire is encouraged.

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/214827789559483/

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