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Quechua Poetry and Software: Smaller Narratives to host Spring Event with Irma Alvarez Ccoscco

On Monday May 17 4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. EST, Smaller Narratives podcast host Alan Palacios and faculty supervisor Giovanna Montenegro will moderate a conversation with Irma Alvarez Ccoscco, titled “Digitization and Revitalization of Indigenous Languages: Quechua Poetry and Software”. Irma Alvarez Ccoscco is a Quechua poet and language activist from Haquira, in Peru’s Apurímac region. She is a former fellow of the Artist Leadership Program at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. In 2018 she presented her first short-film Runasimpi Qillqaspa, about the efforts to promote literacy among Quechua native speakers in the Andes. Additionally, she has been involved in projects about the use of Quechua language in radio, software, and programmers in Peru and the United States. Simultaneous interpretation from Spanish to English will be provided.

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This event has been sponsored by IGMAP (the Institute  for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP), the Material and Visual Worlds TAE, and the Institute for Advances Studies in the Humanities  (IASH) @ Binghamton University.


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