Mark Araujo-Levinson believes that it is important to preserve indigenous languages because the history, perspective of the people, culture and anything similar is engraved into the language. “Once it is gone, you lose so much.”
Assemblymember James Ramos honored tribal elders for working to preserve Native American culture such as language, and songs such as the traditional Kaweah bird songs, by teaching them to younger generations of Native Americans.
Carmen Jany (world languages and literatures) was quoted in an article about the work of Ernest Siva (world languages and literatures adjunct) to preserve the Serrano language, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed for an article about the possibility of plaintiffs collecting on the $26 million judgment against the group of white nationalists who organized the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Fourth graders at Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary School in San Bernardino have been learning the Arabic language and about Arab culture thanks to a collaboration between Cal State San Bernardino and the school.
Stacey Fraser (music) is interviewed about the opera theatre at CSUSB, while Brian Levin (criminal justice) discusses how Spanish is becoming a flashpoint in the immigration debate.
Chicago Tribune columnist Jerry Davich quoted Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, in a column about language and overcoming fear and change in the U.S.