About us

The Center for Linguistic and Cultural Democracy (CLCD) is a non-profit educational and cultural center that engages children, families, teachers, and artists in creating cultural democracy, equity in education, and social ecology through popular education seminars, literacy, cultural arts, and participatory action research. CLCD is the home of Grupo Bayano (Seattle-Based Caribbean Music and Dance Group), The Soy Bilingüe Adult Dual Language Model for Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher Education, The Soy Bilingüe Seminar (Five-Day Intensive Class on Language, Culture, and Young Children), The Soy Bilingüe Preschool Curriculum, Teaching Umoja, the Indigenous Languages and Trilingual Pre-schools Participatory Action Research 5-Year Commitment, the Dual Language Conference, and Caribbean Sea Fest. CLCD builds cultural and educational capacity in our communities by supporting teachers working on their CDA, AA, BA, MA, and Doctoral degrees focusing on indigenous languages, social ecology, cultural arts, and dual language early childhood education.