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With half of the planet’s 6,000 languages expected to become extinct in the next 50 years, PBS’ new documentary Language Matters With Bob Holman asks tough questions: What do we lose when a language dies, and what does it take to save a language? In Endangered Languages: The Mother Tongue Revival, Holman, who traveled to Australia, Wales and Hawaii to explore these issues, and director David Grubin screen excerpts from the doc and lead a discussion on “language preservation.” The evening includes live music, storytelling, poetry and other performances by Barry Martin, Halau O Lilinoe, Anita Martinez and Hawaii’s and L.A.’s poet laureates, Kealoha and Luis J. Rodriguez.

Tue., Jan. 27, 7-9 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 01/27/15)