This month, Localingua spent time branching out into the Northeast Ohio community and appreciating some noteworthy cultural events.
Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera came to visit the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University in order to talk about his work, and even read some of his poetry. Herrera’s goal is to inspire younger generations to be creative and embrace writing poetry themselves. Localingua has developed a close relationship with the Wick Poetry Center through working with them on the Traveling Stanzas project, and Mario extended a special invitation to dine at the event. He also attended the poetry readings and had the opportunity to speak with Herrera for a few minutes. It was clear to see that share an affinity for language and writing, and an interest in multilingualism as both are bilingual.
Eva went to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to see Lourdes Sánchez present about the Aztec culture of Tlatelolco. Prior to the presentation, Lourdes showed Eva and Kerstin, Eva’s colleague and classmate, around the newer additions and exhibits of the museum, including a part of the museum where live local animals are featured. Lourdes talked about Aztec culture, society, belief systems, and ingenuity during her presentation, as well as how different life was before and after the Spanish arrived in the Americas.
At Localingua, we find great value in participating in community events and supporting local cultural activities. Our goal is to stay connected, globally and locally.
Let us know what events you plan to attend in the upcoming months. We would love to hear from you!