Rearticulating Worlds through Language: Social Justice and Creative Activism Networks
For ethnolinguistic and sociocultural groups, language undeniably represents a fundamental mean of shared expression and construction of meaning. In the US, just language practices have been emerging as a form of resistance opposing the dominant monoglossic Anglo culture and its patterns of imposed assimilation of ethnolinguistic minorities. Connected to the Spanish-speaking communities, language justice activism promotes social equality, as well as the creation of translingual spaces and the thriving of an articulated network of social actors engaging local communities. The range of related activities results particularly adequate and fruitful in transnational, borderland contexts, fostered by binational collaborations and cooperation among art collectives.