SLCC – Writing and Social Justice: Student-Centered Social Pedagogy

Every spring the English department funds the Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice (WSJ). The conference committee is largely made up of English faculty with some staff and faculty from other areas (Service Learning, ePortfolio, ACE Speaker’s Bureau, etc.). The chair of the committee is always from the English department. The actual conference is for students to present their ideas on social justice issues. Each year the conference is centered on a social justice theme (e.g. Disabilities, Civil Discourse, Gender Inequality, etc.), and a keynote speaker who is involved in the specific social justice theme is invited to present their experiences in working on that issue. We’ve had Nicholas Kristoff, Eliza Griswold, etc. present to our community at WSJ.

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