The International Mother Language Festival, hosted by the Windsor-Essex chapter of the Bangladesh–Canada Association, promises to showcase the rich tapestry of languages and cultures from around the world on Saturday, May 13, at the Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave.
The event is sponsored by the Odette School of Business and will feature an address by its dean, Mitchell Fields, as well as performances by singers and dancers representing the Oneida and Mohawk Nations, China, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Iran, the Philippines, Ukraine, Nigeria, Congo, Ghana, Pakistan, and Lebanon.
Organizer Fazle Baki, a professor of management science, says the festival serves as a powerful platform for fostering a sense of unity and appreciation for linguistic and cultural diversity.
“Through this celebration, Windsor showcases its commitment to promoting multiculturalism and strengthening the bonds that unite communities around the world,” he says.
The festival received support from the City of Windsor through its Arts, Culture, and Heritage Fund.