International mother language day – February 21

In 2014 there are a range of ways we show our opinions.

You can craft an aggressive tweet, share a link on facebook, sign a petition on change.org (or even sign the petition for the White House to send Justin Bieber back to Canada), or simply go down to your university campus and hand out pamphlets. ┬áBut what happens if more than half of these options aren’t available to you? How do you then get your voice heard?

In the 1950s you didn’t have facebook, twitter, or online petitions. Protest was shown through direct action and demonstration.

Protest is all good and well minded, particularly if its peaceful, but what happens if you can’t even protest. Suddenly you find yourself voiceless.

The story of International Mother Language Day came about because of population of voiceless people, and their fight to gain a voice.

Produced and Written by Keegan Thomson

Music by The Womb, szdl, Red Berry Plumb

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