Endangered Language Alliance
Weekly on Saturday and Sunday, starting from May 1, 2021, until Nov 1, 2021
Nolan Park - Building 4A
On Governors Island, the Endangered Language Alliance will be hosting a hybrid residency/event/exhibit space featuring two exhibits: The Migration Codex by Cinthya Santos-Briones, and Mother Tongues: Endangered Languages in NYC and Beyond by Yuri Marder in collaboration with ELA, with videography by Donnetta Bishop-Johnson. The residency will be a space for linguists, language activists, speakers, and others doing language-related work. The space will be highlighting global linguistic diversity as reflected in the hyperlocal city, and planned components include photography, video, audio, and ELA’s new digital Languages of New York City map.
Founded in 2010, the Endangered Language Alliance (ELA) is a non-profit dedicated to documenting and supporting linguistic diversity and endangered languages in New York City and beyond. ELA’s unique network of researchers, activists, and students documents the speech, stories, and songs of immigrant, refugee, and diaspora communities, bringing it to a wider audience. ELA’s work has been recognized by The New York Times, the BBC, NPR, CNN, and The New Yorker.
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.