You can find the #literacies chat on Twitter the 4th Tuesday of every month at 5pm PT/ 8pm ET. Search for the hashtag #literacies in Twitter. We’ve learned from our friends and colleagues who participate in #engchat that another tool like Twubs or tchat can help you follow the discussion. Tweetdeck is another good option.
Dee Wellington (@DeeWellington1) & Rae L. Oviatt (rl_oviatt) led a conversation centered around finding, sustaining, sharing joy in difficult times. If you missed the chat, please check it out here.
Dr. Marcus Croom (@MarcusCroom) led an engaging chat from his upcoming article in JLR with the same title as the chat, asking the important question, “Will Black human beings matter to our field?”If you missed the chat, please check it out here.Read his article here
Dr. Stephanie Toliver (@SR_Toliver), N’Kenge Robertson (@nkengerobertson) and Sarah Jackson (@ms_sarahjackson) led a reflection on holding to our anti-racist commitments and creating moments of joy in this chat: “Beginning New Journeys in Contentious Times: Highlighting and Maintaining our Commitments During Times of Transition and Tension.” If you missed the chat, please check it out here.
Sarah Donovan (@SarahJDonovan9) and Tiffany Nyachae (@tiffany_nyachae) guided us in thinking through ways we as teacher-scholar-organizers can critique and shift our practices to continue engaging in equitable work in new (digital) spaces during this global pandemic. If you missed the chat, please check it out here.
Raúl Alberto Mora (@elpatronhimself) and Jayne Lammers (@JayneLammers) led us in a fantastic chat engaging with literacies through a glocal lens — examining the interconnection between local and global systemic and institutional oppression/liberty. If you missed the chat, please check it out here.
This month we were thrilled to dream with Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (@RuizSealey) and engage with ideas from her book Love from the Vortex as well as her framework for critical love as shown above in “The model of the Archeology of the Self.” If you missed the chat, please check it out here.
The Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine of communities has highlighted the long history of systemic inequities that have existed for IBPOC folx since the beginning of colonization in this country. Click here for our SIG’s conversation about how we can build solidarity across communities at this time to move forward.
On April 21, 2020, the W&L graduate student board facilitated a virtual share-out of what our SIG members been working on this year to encourage conversations, connections & future collaborations. To view the discussion, click here.
This month we were happy to have John (@professorbroome) as our guest, creator of the Online Learning Collective (https://bit.ly/2Wuf2Tu). Together we talked through considerations and tensions of online teaching & learning. If you missed the chat, please check it out here.
Jamila (@jamila_lysicott) and Rae (@rl_oviatt) facilitated an engaging conversation about rejecting anti-blackness and promoting the #literacies of #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool, with many resources from Chris Rogers (@justmaybechris). Special shout-out to Professor Loomis’s class of PSTs for joining! If you missed the chat, please check it out here.