CSLC Language Tables Begin This Week

Author: Maureen Hogan

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This week the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures begins their Language Tables series with two topics presented by our FLTAs. The first topic, presented this Wednesday, February 17, at 5:00 is titled, “Indian Gods and Tyohaar: Festivals in India”,  and is being presented by Shivangi Nathawat. In this language table, she will discuss the 33,000 Hindu gods, their ways and means, and how and when they are worshipped. She will give an overview of the months-long festival preparations, the preparation of the extravagant decorations, and explain the boisterous participation surrounding these gods.

The second language table, presented by Jossy Mutisya, is titled “Traditional Song and Dance in Kenya” and is scheduled for this Thursday, February 18, at 5:00 p.m. In Africa, song and dance is considered food for the soul. Jossy will explore how the traditional Kenyan society involves singing and dancing not just during leisure, but when farming, during the birth of a child, weddings and even deaths.

Through the CSLC language tables, participants get to practice their language skills in small intimate groups. They also get to explore the cultures and traditions of the people that speak those languages which can inspire creativity and more insight into human relationships.  Language tables are planned and led entirely by students and all are welcome.

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