Code Switching Event

Code-Switching:The Burden and the Benefit

Event Details

Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Event Website

Online registration or tickets

Center for Women & Community


This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

Preregistration Required:

Open To: Students who preregister

Location: via zoom

Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) is collaborating with University Women In Leadership (UWiL) to present this conversation with Kathy Lopes. Code-switching is the practice of alternating between two or more languages, or varieties of language in conversation, depending on the social context. For people of color, code-switching can be a survival technique when navigating spaces of dominant culture. In this presentation, we will discuss how this age-old practice shows up in our daily social and professional interactions, unpack the psychological burden on marginalized groups, and learn how to create access and opportunity in exclusive spaces.