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Sep 28 2023

Pixan Konob’ Q’anjob’al Language Justice Collective: Building Community Capacity from a Language Reclamation Framework in a Predominantly White Space

Linguistics for Social Justice Colloquium Series

September 28, 2023

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM America/Chicago


Grant Hall 308


Chicago, IL 60607



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Dr. Korinta Maldonado is Clinical Assistant Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies and co-Director of Native American and Indigenous Languages Lab (NAIL), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Korinta Maldonado founded the collective Pixan Konob' to ensure that Central Illinois' roughly 8000 speakers of Q'anjob'al and other Mayan languages receive information critical to their health, safety, education, and well-being. For this work, Professor Maldonado was awarded the 2021 Immigrant Leadership Award from the Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forum. In this colloquium, Dr. Maldonado will describe collaborative community efforts toward reclamation of minoritized languages in a predominantly white space.


Jill Hallett

Date posted

Aug 26, 2023

Date updated

Sep 10, 2023