International Mother Language Day Walk 2014

International Mother Language Day Walk 2014



Image source: Suraiya Nargis

Dear all

As a volunteer to the IMLM Working Group, it is my great pleasure to invite you and your families/friends to join us to support the International Mother Language Movement (IMLM), Australia.

The multilingual IMLM Working Group in association with the Bangladesh Australia Association Canberra Inc. has commenced this initiative last year.

Some of the other partners are Bangladesh High Commission in Australia, Bangladeshi Architects in Australia, National Congress for Australia’s First Peoples, FECCA, ANU, AIATSIS, CIT, ACT Bilingual Education alliance, mainstream Schools, Ethnic language schools and media and ACT Government.

As part of the Movement our first milestone is to host an inaugural annual community walk in Canberra on Friday 21 February 2014 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

The purpose of this Walk is to establish a very strong foundation to enhance community awareness about the significance of mother/heritage languages in Australia.

I have attached some brief documents on a proposed International Mother Language Movement (IMLM) and the Walk for your information.

We are seeking your involvement to this event firstly by joining us at the Walk followed by a more active role with the Movement.

I would also request you to share this event with your peers and network to encourage them to participate.



Farhad Reza


Links to detail info-

IML DAY WALK MAP Feb 11 2014

IMLM Background Feb 10 2014

IMLM on Canberra Chronicle Feb18 2014

IMLM Walk Poster Feb 11 2014

The Program-
Walk Program 2014