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Panel discussion at Manila Congress

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Panel discussion at Manila Congress

Photograph of a panel discussion titled Writing the Future in Indigenous Languages underway on the first day of the 85th PEN International Congress in Manila, Philippines, which was held from 30 September to 4 October 2019. From left to right are: Simona Škrabec, chair of PEN’s Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee (2014-20); Nina Jaramillo, chair of the Argentinian Centre’s Committee of Writers in Indigenous Languages; Ruperta Bautista Vázquez, member of the Chiapas Multicultural Centre; Fernand de Varennes, Special Rapporteur for Minority Issues of the United Nations (2017-); Merlie M. Alunan, a poet from Waray in the Philippines; Félix Villeneuve, chair of the Quebecois Centre’s Writers in Prison Committee (2016-); and Genevieve L. Asenjo, a novelist from Kiniray in the Philippines. This Congress was titled Speaking in Tongues: Literary Freedom and the Indigenous Languages to celebrate 2019 being the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Panel discussion at Manila Congress

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Debate en el Congreso de Manila

Fotografía de los ponentes de un debate titulado Writing the Future in Indigenous Languages, en el primer día del 85o Congreso de PEN Internacional en Manila, Filipinas, del 30 de septiembre al 4 de octubre de 2019. De izquierda a derecha: Simona Škrabec, presidente del Comité de Traducción y Derechos Lingüísticos (2014-20); Nina Jaramillo, presidenta del Comité de Escritores en Lenguas Indígenas del Centro Argentino; Ruperta Bautista Vázquez, miembro del Centro Chiapas Multicultural; Fernand de Varennes, Relator Especial de Naciones Unidas sobre minorías (2017-); Merlie M. Alunan, poeta waray, de las Filipinas; Félix Villeneuve, presidente del Comité de Escritores en Prisión del Centro Quebequés (2016-); y Genevieve L. Asenjo, novelista kiniray, de las Filipinas. El Congreso fue titulado Speaking in Tongues: Literary Freedom and the Indigenous Languages para celebrar que el 2019 fue el Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas.

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