A Call to Action, Saving the Garifuna Language

Milton taught his first Garifuna class in New Orleans when he moved to the United States from Honduras and he has not looked back since. He talks about the implications of racism and discrimination on the Garifuna language across the  Central American diaspora Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. He also highlights the need for a call to action from Garifuna leaders everywhere so the language will not disappear in the next 50 years… 

“We have to do a great job in order to rescue our culture. I would not like to enter in my transition knowing that the risk continue. So the call is for everybody. It is our responsibility to save. Our language to save our culture and to educate about it. “

Milton is currently a Garifuna language teacher at Casa Yurumien, a Garifuna (Afro-Central American) culture center in the South Bronx. He is also one of the few translators for Garifuna asylum seekers in the United States.

Find out more about his classes and his advocacy here: https://beinggarifuna.com/?p=152

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