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Haitian Creole is a Living Language
March 13, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Delray Beach Public Library presents
Haitian Creole is a Living Language as part of its “Stories of Exile” reading groups and programs for public libraries.
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.
Marleen Julien, Creolist, translator, author, language advocate, and founder and CEO of Creole Solutions, Inc., Skokie, Illinois. This event will be held virtually on Zoom. The Zoom ID and password will be included in your registration confirmation.
Funding for this program is provided through Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Delray Beach Public Library. 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.
March 13, 2024 @ 6:30 pm -
March 13, 2024 @ 7:30 pm