[lg policy] March 31st demonstrations for 'regional' languages in the French territories

Davyth Hicks davyth.hicks at EUROLANG.NET
Tue Mar 27 15:30:34 UTC 2012

Dear all,

Re. March 31st demonstrations for 'regional' languages in the French 

The demonstrations will be held in:
Tolosa /Toulousefor Occitan,
Kemper /Quimperfor Breton and Gallo, (and New-York for Breton) plus concert.
Strassburg /Strasbourg for Alsacian
Baiona / Bayonne for Basque
Perpinyà / Perpignan for Catalan
Ajacciu/Ajaccio for Corsican
Metz for Lotharingian and Hochdeutsch, Luxemburgish and Lorrain Roman
Rijsel / Lille for Flemish
Saint Quentin and Ons-en-Bray for Picard
Poitiers for Poitevin-Saintongeais
Annecy for Savoyard
Outre Mer territories : Martinique, Guyane, and Réunion for Creole and 
the indigenous languages.

The demonstration organisers, EBLUL-France, the Association des 
Rencontres inter-régionales des langues et cultures régionales, and the 
new European Language Equality Network (ELEN), have called on the French 
presidential candidates to state their position on regional language 
rights and are calling for a change in the constitution so as to:

1) Recognise linguistic diversityin the constitution of andthe rights of 
citizens to their regional or territorial language;
2) French ratification of the Council of Europe's Charter for Regional 
or Minority Languages;
3) For a new law which allows for the co-officiality of regional 
languages in their territories.

Demonstration details:
http://www.languesregionales.org/ <http://www.languesregionales.org/>
http://deompdei-kemper2012.org/ <http://deompdei-kemper2012.org/>

Please disseminate the demonstration information widely.

Best regards,

Davyth Hicks
Eurolang- ELEN

davyth.hicks at eurolang.net
davyth.hicks at europarl.europa.eu

On 27/03/2012 17:07, Harold Schiffman wrote:
> Forwarded From:  penguists at babel.ling.upenn.edu
>   FW: March 31st event/Threatened Languages of France and Surrounds
> You are invited to a special event at the CUNY Graduate Center!
> WHAT? "Threatened Languages of France and Surrounds", a panel discussion
> WHO? Charles Kergaravat, president BZH New York; Marie-Reine Jezequel
> of the Diwan movement; Thierry Kranzer,  President of l'Union
> Alsacienne de NY, Secretary General of the Committee of French
> Associations of NY;   Juliette Blevins, Endangered Language
> Initiative; Daniel Kaufman, Endangered Language Alliance, and others.
> WHEN?  1-3 pm, Saturday, March 31st
> WHERE? Room 5414, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., NYC
> This event is scheduled to coincide with similar events going on
> throughout France the same day in support of regional and minority
> languages. French is the only official language of France, though
> dozens would qualify under the European Charter for Regional or
> Minority Languages.  France is one of the only major Western European
> countries that has not ratified this Charter.  Please join us to
> discuss issues related to minority languages of France and surrounding
> countries.
>   https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/ling-penguists
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