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ACTFL Statement on Recent Events in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lisa Campo
(703) 894-2900 x119

We are both saddened and outraged by recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Racism, bigotry, and white supremacy, and the groups and individuals who promote these hateful ideologies, have no place in American society. The Board of Directors of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) shares your grief for those affected by the events in Virginia and reaffirms its commitment to linguistic, cultural, religious, gender, and ethnic diversity as a bedrock of strength and unity in the panoply of American life.

Against the backdrop of the current climate, teaching students to value the rich diversity in our classrooms and throughout our society can be challenging, but it is more important than ever. To help you facilitate this endeavor, ACTFL is making available gratis an important instructional resource: Words and Actions—Teaching Languages Through the Lens of Social Justice. We have made the eBook version available free in our online store.

 

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We stand united with the entire language community in rejecting intolerance and hate and look forward to working together toward a national healing process that begins in our classrooms with our students.

View Words and Actions on your computer as a PDF, download it for your Kindle using a .mobi file, or download it for other computers and e-readers using a.epub file. If you do not have an e-reader, you can download Calibre for free.

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Monday, August 21, 2017