Community Literacy Sessions @ Chicago CCCC's, 3/22-25 2006

Literacy Activism in Public Spaces: Partnerships with Community Publishing and Arts

This roundtable will feature literacy project partnerships between academic  units and community-based organizations, exploring the politics of access, skill, diversity, and circulation. Panelists will represent cities ranging  from Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston to Glasgow, Salt Lake City and Fort Collins, CO. They will share experiences and imagine a global coalition of local activists committed to challenging how and why some communities struggle
to gain public recognition for their literacies.

Participants: Diana George (Chair), Tiffany Rousculp (Speaker 1), Paula Mathieu (Speaker 2), Annie Knepler (Speaker 3), Tobi Jacobi (Speaker 4), Eli Goldblatt (Speaker 5)

Forging Alliances: Community Activism and Social Justice in First-Year Composition

This panel demonstrates an ongoing effort to change the social climate and demographics at the University of Arizona to better reflect the local community. These speakers have forged alliances between Composition and underserved minority/majority high schools, non-profit organizations, and local activist groups to situate writing in a local context.

Participants: Kelly Myers (Chair), Anne-Marie Hall (Chair), Anna Varley (Speaker 1), Kelly Myers (Speaker 2), Shelley Hawthorne (Speaker 3), Katie Johnson (Speaker Additional)

Everybody Sing Freedom: Invention, Intervention, and African-American Music

Everybody Sing Freedom: Invention, Intervention, and African-American Music This session explores the ways in which African American music operates not only as an aesthetic, but also as a rhetorical and pedagogical agency. Each presenter will explore the contribution that African American music during and after the Civil Rights movement ...

Participants: Keith Miller (Chair), Stephen Schneider (Session Contact Person), Keith Gilyard (Speaker 1), Stephen Schneider (Speaker 2), Adam Banks (Speaker 3)

Communities in Conversation: What Makes Community Writing?

The term “community writing” has been used to categorize writing groups that meet or writing projects that take place on a more localized level in less institutional settings. But as the term itself becomes more established, and as community literacy projects intersect with “mainstream” literary venues and organizations, how do [ More ]

Participants: Annie Knepler (Chair), Linda Shohet (Speaker 1), Evelyn Delgado (Speaker 2), Julie Parson-Nesbitt (Speaker 3)

Composing in the Center Spaces: Community Literacy in Freshman Composition Courses

Community literacy is an essential element in attempting to overcome the challenges which diversity in our communities can present. Specifically in the university community, students from different cultural, religious, and political backgrounds create a special kind of diversity that is not evident in all communities.

Participants: Gordon Thomas (Chair), Rhiannon Nance (Speaker 1), Shawna Andersen (Speaker 2), Melinda White (Speaker 3)

Developing Digital Literacies for Youth and Senior Citizens: University and Community Partnerships

As America becomes increasingly wired and digitized, the Digital Divide becomes even more significant, impacting those who because of class, age, race, or ability are denied access to the information and communication available on the Internet. Young people are impacted because of the need for digital literacy in schools and [ More ]

Participants: Kristine Blair (Chair), Kristine Blair (Session Contact Person), Heidi McKee (Speaker 1), Kristine Blair (Speaker 2), Michelle Comstock (Speaker 3)

Coalitions, Communities, and Spaces that Authorize Composition’s Work(ers)

Speaker #1 Retention, Segregation, and the Formation of an Embedded Two-Year College: Reclaiming Community and Authority This paper describes the efforts to bring meaningful pedagogy to provisional students. Administration at an urban campus improved its retention rates by establishing an unfunded, two-year college on the main campus, shuffling into it the open-access [ More ]

Participants: Mike Rose (Chair), William Thelin (Session Contact Person), William Thelin (Speaker 1), Jennifer Beech (Speaker 2), Kristy Starks-Winn (Speaker 2), William Macauley (Speaker 3)

Community Literacy and Service-Learning SIG
Session: TSIG.14 on Mar 23, 2006 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

This is the yearly SIG for service-learning and community literacy. Members of all types of universities meet to discuss ongoing concerns, institutional movements, and classroom teaching methods related to community service and varying literacy studies.