Webinar: AAAL 2022 Distinguished Public Service Award Winner Emile Jansen
Emile Jansen (AKA Emile YX?), a social justice and language activist for over 30 years, based in Cape Town, South Africa, was selected for this year’s AAAL Distinguished Public Service Award . Emile YX? was founder of the Hip Hop group Black Noise and the community Heal the Hood Project. He was a featured artist in the award-winning and groundbreaking Hiphopera documentary Afrikaaps. His work focuses on “language-related human rights” in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa, restoring the agency of multilingual, racialized speakers by advocating for Kaaps/Afrikaaps, a historically stigmatized variety of creolized Afrikaans spoken by the working class near Cape Town.
Webinar Format: AAAL award presentation, discussion by Emile about his work (with representative videos, facilitated by Quentin Williams), and moderated Q&A.
Note: This event is open to active AAAL Members only. You must register in order to attend the webinar. Members must be logged in to their aaal.org account in order to complete registration.