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Language of Empowerment - event report

On 6-10 November, the fourth edition of the annual seminar series 'Language of Empowerment' was held at the Faculty of English.

"Language of Empowerment" was part of the International Week for Equality and Inclusion. The event provided an opportunity to highlight the dangers of various forms of discrimination and to raise awareness of the importance of values such as equality and acceptance.

The event brought together a wide range of experts from different fields to share their knowledge and experience, increasing our awareness of the role of language in countering discrimination. The speakers and presenters of this year's edition included:

  • Judith E. Rosenstein (United States Naval Academy): 'Sticks and Stones: The power of language';
  • Gayathri Prabhu (Manipal Centre for Humanities, MAHE, India): "Interlocutor of Dreams: Narrative Nooks in Rashsundari Debi's autobiography Amar Jiban (1868)";
  • Agata Hauser (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland): "Legal empowerment and human rights";
  • Valentyna Ushchyna (Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University): 'Language of Ukrainian empowerment: Discursive construction of national identity in worldview narratives';
  • Michael Hornsby (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan): "Empowering minority language communities: Which approach is best?".

Thank you to all the participants for the engaging and inspiring discussions!

Source & Photo credit: Faculty of English