The confluence -NOS, a conglomerate of entities for the defense and promotion of Valencian
Today, the confluence -NOS, a conglomerate of entities for the defense and promotion of Valencian, the only official language in the Valencian Country, and for surveillance and demand, was presented in the Altamira Room of the University of Alicante. to the Autonomous Administration of compliance with its obligations to protect and respect it established in the Statute of Autonomy. Twenty-six civic entities involved in social, educational, cultural and work activities are part of this initiative.
The grouped entities have explained that, given the decline in the social use of Valencian and the actions of the current government “of marginalization and use of the language as an element of conflict and division”, they have come together to propose activities to citizens in the that Valencian is the language of welcome and meeting where people individually or in groups can live in Valencian and get to know the entities that have joined or will join this group.
Las Travesses por la lengua (Travesías por la lengua), the first activity of the confluence
The entities that make up -NOS, have announced that the first of the activities to be carried out combines territory, language and claim: the Travesses per la llengua (Traveses through language). “Specifically, inspired by the idea of the Korrika, the Correllengua or the SOM (SOMOS) march, we want to weave the country and link together to protect our Valencian, everyone’s Catalan,” they point out.
These events, where 4 bars will be symbolically drawn throughout the Valencian Country until reaching each region, will begin on February 25 in Alto Mijares, starting in Vallat and arriving in Argelita.
A manifesto with a decalogue to demand that the Valencian community continues to be a space of welcome and social promotion
On the other hand, the entities have presented a manifesto with a decalogue to demand that Valencian continue to be a space of welcome and social promotion and have defended the right to freely use Valencian without obstacles or censorship, both on the part of people born in the Valencian territory and among recent arrivals, regardless of their family language, they have also demanded equal treatment with Spanish.
Finally, they have also reported that they will present actions to denounce non-compliance with the promotion regulations as well as attacks on language defense entities or disavowal of the regulatory authority of the Valencian Academy of Language.
-NOS, Language and Country
The -NOS! logo Llengua i País (-NOS! Lengua y País) is a design by Cèsar Amiguet (Paterna) based on the Redoneta Rounded typography by Rafael Jordan (Alzira), which uses the particle -nos (full atone form of us, according to the dictionary) to provide the new platform with a brand identity “adapting to the diversity of associations and entities that make it up, with an assertive, adaptable and articulable style – let’s organize ourselves, let’s esteem ourselves, let’s listen to each other, let’s take care of ourselves!”