Voice Your Language Forums on Multilingual Education

Voice Your Language Forums are led by students from the Department of Dual Language and English    Learner Education with the guidance of faculty mentor, Dr. Sera Hernández, and supported with funding from CEBER, DLE and Student Success Fee Academically Related Programs. The inaugural VYL Forum was held in 2015 with the guidance of Dr. Cristina Alfaro.


                Voice Your Language 2022

March 2022: featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Gholdy E. Muhammad

Dr. Gholdy E. Muhammad

           Voice Your Language 2021

May 2021: featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Nelson Flores. Flyer

VYL 2021

April 2021: featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Claudia Cervantes-Soon. Flyer

Claudia VYL 2021

March 2021: featuring award-winning author and illustrator, Yuyi Morales. Flyer


February 2021: featuring award-winning author, Bejamin Alire Sáenz. Flyer


          Voice Your Language 2019

Featuring keynote speakers, Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid and Antonio Sacre. Flyer


          Voice Your Language 2018

Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Antonia Darder, in partnership with the Praxis in Education: Student Conference. Flyer


          Voice Your Language 2017

Featuring award-winning authors, Reyna Grande and Amada Irma Pérez, as well as Grammy-winning musician, 123 Andrés.

News Story     Program

          Voice Your Language 2016

Featuring keynote speaker Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Mexican-American U.S. poet laureate. Herrera, whose parents were migrant farmworkers, shared experiences from his childhood and read poetry, prose and stories from his bilingual children’s books.

Video     News Story     Flyer     Program

         Voice Your Language 2015

Featuring keynote speakers, Dr. Antonia Darder and Dr. Donaldo Macedo. Dr. Darder shared perspectives on language, culture and power. Dr. Macedo shared perspectives on linguistic racism and the hegemony of English.

Dr. Darder's Video     Dr. Macedo's Video     Reportaje







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123 Andrés at Voice Your Language 2017








2015 vyl






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