Haitian Creole is a Living Language (Virtual)
Wednesday, March 13 @ 6:30 pm
Haitian Creole is dynamic and continuously evolving. It embraces new terminology, styles, and expressions that reflect the changing needs and experiences of its speakers. Through the creative contributions of artists, writers, and young people, the language grows richer and more culturally significant. With an estimated 10-12 million speakers worldwide, it serves as the primary language for everyday communication among Haitians and plays a vital role in cultural expressions like music. It has also found a place beyond Haiti's borders, particularly in the United States, where it is the third most commonly spoken language in Florida.
Presented by Marleen Julien, Creolist, translator, author, language advocate, and founder and CEO of Creole Solutions, Inc., Skokie, Illinois.
Free; Registration required.
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This event is virtual on Zoom. The Zoom ID and password will be included in your registration confirmation.