Multilingualism in Schools and Society: Episode 4 - Part 1

On this episode: In November 2019, our freshman class on multilingualism in schools and society read the book "The Far Away Brothers" by Lauren Markham. This book sparked many discussions about immigration and our role, as multilingual youth, in projecting and fostering more positive views and constructive ideologies about the linguistic and cultural assets immigrants bring to our society. This two-part episode features students taking opposing and often conflicting views on immigration policy and ideologies. The often heated discussion sheds light on the importance of dialogue across different perspectives as an important exercise in democracy. Part 1 includes a round table discussion with college students purposefully playing "republican" and "democratic" sides, even if they did not represent their own opinions.