At CCCC 2018 in Kansas City, an all-convention event, entitled “Literacy, Language, and Labor for Social Justice: Outward and Inward Reflection,” will be held on Thursday, March 15, from 1:45-3:00 pm. The session will have short presentations by local activists from Kansas City, MO, who can speak to our concerns and needs as a diverse body of literacy, rhetoric, and writing teachers and researchers. In addition to the panel, we will have opportunities to talk in small groups in response to a collection of statements from teacher-scholars in our field reflecting upon literacy, language, and labor for social justice.
It is anticipated that these table discussions will produce information for both the participants to take home with them that may inform their work there, and the CCCC organization to help it continue to re-imagine itself in more socially just and activist ways. We are looking for members attending the convention to serve as discussion facilitators during this event. Discussion facilitators will be responsible for the following tasks at tables during the event:
- Reading the collection of statements prior to the session (to be circulated a month before the convention) in preparation for the event.
- Engaging participants at your table in discussion of the questions raised by the statements and the panel discussion.
- Taking notes on the discussion, including documenting questions, ideas, and thoughts for further action. Facilitators will then contribute any notes taken to an online space to document the table’s discussions.
- Identifying questions, problems, points of tension, or forward actions that emerge from the discussion and be willing to share during the Q and A session.
If you are interested in serving in this role, please submit your name, email, and institution on this form by January 20, 2018. A list of table facilitators will be included in the program, with your institutional affiliation.