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Featured Events

Featured Presentations

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

John Duffy, University of Notre Dame, “After Arizona: First-Year Writing and a Rhetoric of Ethical Practice”

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Michelle Hall Kells, University of New Mexico, "Writing Democracies: What the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement Can Teach Us About Civic Literacy in the 21st Century”

Nancy Welch, University of Vermont, "What We Teach When We Teach (Only) Moderation and Civility

David Jolliffe, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, “Writing Democracies: Community Arts and Community Learning as Antidote to Co-Curricular Poverty”

Jerrold Hirsch, Truman State University (title TBA)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Elenore Long, Arizona State University, "The Politics of Performance: Gambian-American College Writers Flip the Script on Aid to Africa”

David Gold, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, "Beyond Recovery: Contemporary Challenges in Rhetoric and Composition Historiography”

Screening, Documentary (local, African-American history and university-campus relations)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Screening, Documentary about Race Relations, Engaged Citizenship, and Activism in Commerce, Texas, followed by panel discussion with community leaders and researchers

Moderator: Shannon Carter, Texas A&M-Commerce, with Jim Conrad (A&M-C)
Panel discussion to follow includes local leadership and alumni instrumental in change taking place during the 1970s through the Norris Community Club (established 1973) and returning for first university-community conversation to include these student activists in the decades since graduation. Individuals include Allen Hallmark (Oregon), McArthur Evans (Tyler, Texas), and Dr. Larry Mathis (Colorado). (details)

Humanities Texas Exhibits (ongoing)
All projects on exhibit free and open to the public, funded by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

February 21, 2011-March 31, 2011

Behold the People: R. C. Hickman’s Photographs of Black Dallas, 1949–1961,” an exhibition by the Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas

"Jasper, Texas: The Healing of a Community in Crisis," an exhibition organized by Dr. Ricardo Ainslie in collaboration with documentary photographer Sarah Wilson, and aided in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

Literary East Texas: An Exhibition of Photographs Honoring 25 East Texas Writers,” a Humanities Texas exhibition with an origin story that has deep East Texas roots. Support for “Literary East Texas” was provided in part by a grant from Humanities Texas.

Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos and Latinas in World War II,” an exhibition created by the School of Journalism and Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and produced by Humanities Texas.

Program Planning Workshop
Organized by Deborah Mutnick, Long Island University-Brooklyn

March 11, 2011, from 2:00-5:00
We invite you to join us at the close of the conference from 2-5 p.m., Friday, March 11, for a program development workshop on next steps. The primary workshop goal is to consider the possibilities for creating a national network or institute with both electronic and face-to-face meetings that could link existing local projects and give rise to new ones. Just as the Federal Writers Project debated its purpose, methods, and goals during the Great Depression, we anticipate that any new formation will require a great deal of deliberation and debate to define its mission. We will propose the creation of a national consortium to affiliate local projects as a concrete step toward “the cultural rediscovery of America” (Hirsch, Portrait of America) But it will be up to you first to determine the feasibility of a consortium and then, if there is interest, to help us flesh out the idea and begin to move forward. (details)

Conference Proceedings, Call for Submissions
Coedited by Shannon Carter and Deborah Mutnick, to appear in the Fall 2012 Issue of Community Literacy Journal

Conference proceedings will be published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Community Literacy Journal (Volume 7, Issue 1). We invite submissions for an edited collection of scholarly essays drawn from presentations addressing the theme of the 2011 conference, Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here. (details)

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