[EDLING:1105] Talk on PA Official Language Act
David Cassels Johnson
dcj at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Mon Dec 5 21:41:10 UTC 2005
The Consortium for Language Policy and Planning presents a talk by State
Representative Babette Josephs on the Pennsylvania Official Language Act
(House Bill No. 2089).
When: Friday, December 9, 2005 12-1:30 pm
Where: Solomon Asch Center
St. Leonard's Court Building
Suite 305 on floor 3A
3819-33 Chestnut Street
ENTER ON 39TH STREET
Please bring your own lunch.
The House State Government Committee recently considered H.B. 2089 (the
Pennsylvania Official Language Act), which would make English the official
language of the state and designate it as the language to be used for official
government acts and documents. Josephs, Democratic chairwoman of the
committee, made the motion to table; all Democratic members voted with her, as
well as four Republicans. In this talk she will discuss the creation and
development of this bill, its legal and social implications, and its future
in the legislative process.
About Babette Josephs:
Babette Josephs serves the 182nd District of Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, to which she has been elected since 1984. She has
been the Democratic chair of the State Government Committee since 2001 and she
serves on the board of the Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union, among
numerous other civil and governmental appointments. To learn more about Rep.
Josephs, visit her website:
For more information about the Consortium for Language Policy and Planning
Directions to the Asch Center:
The Asch Center is located in Suite 305 at St. Leonard's Court (on the corner
of 39th and Chestnut). The main entrance is on 39th Street across from the
Boston Market parking lot. Suite 305 is reached by taking the elevator up
to "3A," turning right and then left. Upon entering the Asch Center, walk
down the long corridor to the seminar room.
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