ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMUNITY’S SECOND LANGUAGE
After organizing a day of national mobilization, which took place on February 22, at the Ministry of Education, with the participation of hundreds of teachers, trade unionists and Association delegates, united in asking a moritorium against the Minister Gelmini’s "death penalty" against all second languages taught in schools, the "Esperanto" Radical Association was with them to fight against linguistic discrimination provoked by the adoption of a linguistic policy built on the hegemondy of the English language. Today, the 16th of March 2009, the assembly, organized by the FLC Cgil, will take place in Rome, at the KIRNER (Via Ippolito Nievo 35, Viale Trastevere area) at 14.30, with the participation of the European representatives and where Giorgio Pagano, Secretary of the "Esperanto" Radical Association, will present the latest intitiatives that have elapsed, among these being the International Committee’s Constitution signed in Paris, on the 9th of March to protect mother tongue languages.
The event calls on teachers, parents, students and associations to unite once more and express their strong and sincere refusal against the Goverment’s disastrous policy that is culturally depriving, responsible for the impoverishment of educational possibilities even in the language front, causing our students to be less and less competent and educated.
Introduction by Joëlle Casa,
National FLC Cgil Secretary
Speech by Alain Mouchoux,
President of the CSEE/ETUCE Culture and Education Committee
Speech by Giorgio Pagano
Secretary of the "Esperanto" Radical Association
There will also be speeches by the delegates of the:
Lingua e nuova didattica (LEND)
Centro di Iniziativa Democratica degli Insegnanti (CIDI)
Movimento di Cooperazione Educativa (MCE)
English Teachers and Teachers who teach a Second European Language
Conclusion by Maria Brigida,
National Secretary of the FLC-CGIL