The First-Year Writing program invites you to join us for "Linguistic Justice in Pandemic Writing Classrooms," the theme of this year's Conference on the Teaching of Writing. We are particularly honored to have Dr. April Baker-Bell, author of Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy, as our keynote speaker; she will also facilitate a teaching workshop aimed at helping instructors implement the principles of her work. In addition to Dr. Baker-Bell's keynote and workshop, we have accepted proposed presentations and discussions from several scholars for the Conference. We invite you to attend for any part of the day that interests you. Registration for all members of the UConn community is free.
We have planned this conference to enact, implement, and support everyday teaching practices that make the many published statements about language and social justice meaningful and authentic. We hope our Conference will move statements of anti-racist practices off the page and screen and into classroom communities and course curricula.