How do we honor, validate, and sustain language identities? Join us for a conversation featuring Dr. April Baker-Bell (Associate Professor, Departments of African American and African Studies and English at Michigan State University), author of Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy (2020), in conversation with Chico State's Dr. Sara Trechter (Professor of English) who studies the Lakhota, as well as language revitalization with the Nu'eta, and Dr. Aydé Enríquez-Loya (Associate Professor of English), who studies cultural rhetorics and femicides of Mexican/Mestiza women on the US/Mexican border. Together, they will discuss the contention of language, the violence of language, and the work needed for language recovery, reclamations, and celebration of language and language identities. Facilitated by Dr. Kim Jaxon (Professor of English). Co-sponsored by the Book in Common and the Northern California Writing Project.