SLW at CCCC 2020

The SLW Standing Group will sponsor a workshop at CCCC 2020 (Mar 25-28 in Milwaukee, WI). They are inviting roundtable proposals that address specific strategies and practices to promote anti-racist, multilingual- or translingual-oriented pedagogies as commonplaces in our work as teachers, researchers, and administrators (see CFP here). Particularly, they would like to focus on how these perspectives can be promoted and sustained while challenging “best practices” established upon monolingual, monocultural educational legacies. Drawing on a number of great ideas generated during this year’s business meeting, they invite proposals that discuss enactments of such efforts not only in our classroom but in contexts such as professional development workshops, teacher/tutor training, campus-wide events, community engagement projects, and cross-campus collaboration. In your preparation, you are welcome to, but certainly not limited to, explore the following questions:

  • What beliefs/ideas about language, race, and writing do our students, faculty, administrators, and community members consider as “commonplaces?” How could we begin conversations to revisit and revalue these commonplaces?
  • How can we discuss linguistic racism and promote language plurality in dominant monolingual and/or white institutional spaces?
  • How could we redesign our classroom practices (e.g., responding to and assessing multilingual student writing, peer review, revision and editing workshops) from the anti-racist and translingual perspectives?
  • How could we support writing faculty across the disciplines to enact anti-racist and translingual pedagogies?

If you would like to be considered, please email your proposal to Eunjeong Lee (eunjeong.lee@qc.cuny.edu) by midnight, April 21. Your proposal should clearly state the focus, significance, and specific and concrete "takeaways" of your roundtable session. For proposal submission, please see the tentative timeline below:

  • Sunday, April 21: Proposals due to the SLW SG by midnight (no more than 300 words; email to eunjeong.lee@qc.cuny.edu)
  • Sunday, April 28: Notifications about decisions regarding proposals sent individually.
  • SLW SG officers will work with workshop leaders to finalize the proposal.
  • Monday, May 6: CCCC proposal deadline (11:59pm, EST).