This is a language-centered project that investigates linguistic diversity and linguistic discrimination in the United States – a topic which still remains largely invisible in public discourse.

Mission & Vision

What’s perceived to be in a voice? In a word, in a language? How might that perception shape behavior and belief? Through mindful storytelling, we explore the fascinating stories of linguistic diversity and discrimination in the U.S.

           Quick Facts…


of US residents speak a language other than English at home 


9 out of 10
US employers rely on employees with world language skills


1 in 3
foreign language-dependent employers report a language skills gap


1 in 4
employers lost business due to a lack of foreign language skills



We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.

Toni Morrison