DeGraff at Freeman Lecture, Fri. 4/10 at 3:30 p.m.

Michel DeGraff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be presenting on Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Konprann: Power/knowledge at the Crossroads of History, Linguistics & Education in Haiti in the Freeman Lecture in ILC N151 at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 10. Everyone is welcome.

DeGraff specializes in syntax, morphology, language change, Creole studies, Haitian Creole, education in Haiti, and the linguistics-ideology interface. In his Freeman Lecture, he will discuss his participation in and the rationale, accomplishments and prospects of the MIT-Haiti Initiative, which is a project for the development, evaluation and dissemination of active-learning resources in Kreyòl (the national language of Haiti and one of its two official languages) to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education plus leadership and management in Haiti.