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Join the David M. Hunt Library and author, academic and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans  on Tuesday, April 16th at 7 pm for a virtual discussion on the English language as a unifying force in a divided America.

Stavans is the editor of “The People’s Tongue: Americans and the English Language “, in which he has assembled a gallery of American English written samples to illustrate the power within the national language that binds us together as a nation. At a time when ideological polarization is breaking apart the U.S., the English language is one of the few remaining threads that binds Americans to each other and to their past. Yet it is contested. What does our ever-changing language say about our national character?

Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American, and Latino Culture at Amherst College.

To join this event, register for the Zoom meeting here.

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