Elva Jimenez has spent her life giving her native language of Quechua a foothold here in NYC. When she searched the NY Public Library for books on Quechua, she was angered to find only one in the catalog. Since then she has worked to give the language more exposure, by working with linguists at NYU and increasing the language’s visibility in the city through social events.
Juliette Blevins and Daniel Kaufman were asked to give their view on the fate of Quechua in Peru and Bolivia in this article by Gwynne Hogan. Check out the entire article here at Voices of NY.