Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel
$50 (For Friday's events), $100 (For Saturday's events), $150 (For the entire conference) Contact: Lindy L. Johnson Conference Co-Chair 706-542-4526
"Activist Literacies: Inspire, Engage, Create, Transform." Keynote speakers: Glynda Hull and Christian Faltis. Through Feb. 23. Tickets $50 for Friday, $100 for Saturday, $150 for both. Literacy in the 21st century no longer refers only to reading and writing; rather, there is an increased emphasis on multiple, new and digital literacies. The conference draws on this evolving nature of literacy with a particular focus on addressing issues of importance to schools and communities. This theme extends to multiple and multimodal literacies; arts-based, performance-based, and digital literacies; and broadening and connecting literacies across traditionally separated disciplines and borders. Activist literacies challenge the binary between high theory and practice by emphasizing participatory action and acknowledging a more dialogical relationship between theory and practice. We want to frame the inaugural JoLLE@UGA conference in a new way, one that is action-oriented, informed by research and practice, and also inventive and creative at its very core. Hosted by the Journal of Language and Literacy Education.
JoLLE@UGA Journal of Language and Literacy Education