April 23, 2019
"Books are a form of cultural expression that lives through and as part of a chosen language. Each publication is created in a distinct language and is intended for a language-specific reading audience. A book is thus written, produced, exchanged, used and appreciated in a given linguistic and cultural setting. This year we highlight this important dimension because 2019 marks the International Year of Indigenous Languages, led by UNESCO, to reaffirm the commitment of the international community in supporting indigenous peoples to preserve their cultures, knowledge and rights."
— Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO
This week brings two wonderful events celebrated worldwide. April 23 is celebrated as the World Book and Copyright Day to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books - a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On April 26, we celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
You can also see the exhibit of books published by AUCA faculty and staff.
Date: April 24
Venue: room 203