Conexiones Latinas de McLean County

Conexiones Latinas de McLean County

We are a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers who share a passion for improving and creating opportunities for Latino families in Bloomington-Normal and McLean County (Illinois).

Somos una organización sin ánimo de lucro formado por voluntarios que comparten una pasión por la mejora y la creación de oportunidades para las familias latinas en Bloomington-Normal y el condado de McLean (Illinois).

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Free Film Screening: Speaking in Tongues

  • Normal Theater 209 W North St Normal, IL, 61761 United States (map)

Join us for a free public screening of the documentary Speaking in Tongues ( on Monday April 6, 2015 at 7pm at the Normal Theater (209 W North St) in Uptown Normal. 

The film, which took home the Documentary Audience Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, follows four diverse students and their families as they encounter the challenges and delights of becoming fluent in two languages. A Q&A with Professor Elizabeth Skinner, Assistant Professor at ISU’s College of Education following the screening will consider how the discussion of potential benefits of dual language immersion is playing out locally in the Bloomington-Normal community. 

Presented by our Education Committee and local community partners, the goal is to continue a community discussion on bilingual education and share information on current bilingual education resources and local efforts to start a Spanish Saturday school, plans for a multi-language afterschool program, and ideas to bring dual language immersion to our schools. 

This event is sponsored by:
State Farm Bank®
Conexiones Latinas de McLean County
Illinois State University, Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program
Illinois State University, College of Education (School of Teaching and Learning)
Illinois State University, Student Association of Bilingual Education (SABE)
Illinois Wesleyan University, Department of Hispanic Studies
Illinois Wesleyan University, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Earlier Event: March 31
March Conexiones Latinas Board Meeting
Later Event: April 8
Film Screening: Documented

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