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Bilingual Revolution in DC

Looking for information you can use to make bilingual education happen in your community? Join fellow parents in your community at a venue near you over the weekend of October 20th-22nd!

In response to the skyrocketing and unmet demand for dual language programs in the District, DC Immersion is organizing a series of events to empower communities of every ethnic and linguistic background to effectively advocate for bilingual education in every corner of the District.

This multilingual series of nine family-friendly events will be held in schools, book stores, art centers, playgrounds and private homes in every ward of the District, including Bloombars, Barry Farm Recreation Center playground, Mass Place (in Spanish), Takoma Community Center playground, Walls of Books, Anne Beers DCPS (in French and English) and the houses of Matt, Sara and Suzanne.

Fabrice Jaumont, father of New York’s City’s bilingual revolution and author of “The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages” will be joining us from New York to share the successes and challenges of New York City’s communities in their quest for dual language programs.  

DC Immersion will share similar experiences in establishing a dual language program at Houston Elementary DCPS and will walk you through all the options to get a dual language program started in your community. DC Immersion’s new Parent Advocacy Toolkit “How to Start a Multilingual Program in your Community” will be distributed to all participants.

Moderators of the Q&A that will follow include award-winning multimedia journalist Jessica Desvarieux and State Board of Education Members Markus Bachelor and Ruth Wattenberg.

All events are free and last approximately one hour. Kids are welcome and light refreshments will be provided. If you like the sound of that, please donate as you RSVP.

Generously supported by Alfred and Jane Ross Foundation, Rosetta Stone and Center for Applied Linguistics.

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