intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkota to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
Thursday, November 4, 2010, 2-3 pm
KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles
Streaming at kpfk.org and available on audio archive for 90 days
EXPLORING KURDISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
The Kurds don’t have a country of their own, but there is a community of some 16 to 35 million Kurdish speakers from the Middle East to the South Caucasus. Kurdish and non-Kurdish students and scholars from US, Canada and Europe are coming together to address a wide range of topics on Kurdish language and culture.
This week’s program will focus on this first ever North American Conference on the Kurdish Language hosted by the Kurdish American Education Society and cosponsored by UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies (Friday, November 5th, 9am to 6pm, James West Alumni Center, UCLA).
Hasan Ghazi, Kurdish linguistic researcher, translator and journalist, who specializes in Kurdish literature. Fluent in 5 languages, he has translated more than 70 scholarly essays and articles on different aspect of Kurdish issues from English, Swedish, Persian and Azerbaijani Turkish into Kurdish.
Amir Sharifi, lecturer, Department of Linguistics, California State university, Long Beach, is an applied linguist and translator specializing in literacy socialization.
Produced and hosted by Nyma Ardalan
SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective, KPFK