Teamwork coordinated by Justyna Olko breaks down walls between academia and local communities, combining multidisciplinary, decolonising research with participatory activities that promote language revitalization and ethnic minority empowerment. These endeavours have shown that the use of local heritage languages improves health and well-being and protects against historical trauma, fostering ‘communities of practice’ that help overcome experiences of ethnic discrimination and marginalization.

Tags: Cultural Memory, Diversity, Resilience, Social Cohesion, Language revitalisation

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