Two to tango: Language as a gateway to championing diversity


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Harvard-trained lawyer Vernā Myers has famously stated that “if diversity is getting invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance”. What role does language play in getting invited to the dance floor? 

Join Dr Celeste Rodriguez Louro, Director of UWA’s Language Lab, in this special lecture that discusses how language, the ultimate social glue, can help people become a diversity champion. Learn about new gender pronouns in English, cross-cultural differences in communication, and how your accent may be stopping you from getting what you want. 

We can create safer places by understanding how language shapes our lives. But it does take two to tango. 


Organiser: Dr Celeste Rodriguez Louro
Location: Stan Perron WA Treasures exhibition, Hackett Hall

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