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Coalition at CCCC 2020

Dear Colleagues, Currently, many Coalition members are weighing a difficult choice regarding travel to CCCC. While we are heartened by CCCC’s close monitoring of the situation [https://cccc.ncte.org/cccc/cccc-2020-and-the-coronavirus], we are weighing those choices with you. We encourage all members to assess their situations and err on the side of their own and others’ safety and well-being. […]

#IWD2020

Twenty years ago this May, I shook Gloria Steinem’s hand. She was the commencement keynote speaker at a small college where I was interim writing center director at the time. Steinem opened her keynote with the admission that she was “a self-proclaimed commencement junkie,” and she proved it afterwards by leading the recessional then standing […]

Event: Connecting Coalitions, Arts, and Pedagogies of Human Rights at #4C20

Please join the Coalition for our annual SIG event before CCCC’s! Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Crystal Ballroom, Wisconsin Center Keynote by Dr. Alexandra Hidalgo This year’s two-part session will focus on making critical connections between filmic and other arts and the various kinds of teaching and activism we strive for […]

Sweta Baniya to Lead Coalition Social Media & Outreach

As the Coalition continues to expand its social media and outreach efforts, we are honored to welcome our next Digital Media and Outreach Director, Sweta Baniya. Sweta Baniya is from Nepal and currently a Doctoral Candidate at Purdue University. She is finishing her dissertation project that studies the emergence of transnational assemblages during Nepal Earthquake […]

“Moving” Days

January through April, in an even year, mark “moving” days for the Coalition, in more ways than one. But this year began with a unique kind of movement: Peitho journal’s moving to a fully online format. If you haven’t already, please do check out Issue 22.1 (Fall/Winter 2019). Jen Wingard, Jen England, and Peitho‘s editorial […]

Don’t Slow Down

You might believe, and still you feelThe chase has just begunThat you must reach that horizon beforeThe setting of the sun.You chase the light in front of youNightfall close behindIf you stop to catch your breathYou know what you will find. Don’t slow down, don’t touch the groundYou know what you will findThat old grey […]

In Solidarity with Syracuse U faculty and students

We write today with concern and to inform. Many of you may already be following the unfolding events regarding racist, white surpremacist hate speech incidents on Syracuse University’s campus. The story is being shared widely on social media, and we wanted to ensure that members not on social media are aware and have the resources to stand in solidarity with the faculty and students of color who have been threatened.

Don’t Slow Down

You might believe, and still you feel The chase has just begun That you must reach that horizon before The setting of the sun. You chase the light in front of you Nightfall close behind If you stop to catch your breath You know what you will find.

The Passing of a “Rock Star”

It is with great sadness that we post the following obituary, sent only moments ago by Andrea Lunsford. Andrea was the first to notify the Coalition membership of Nan’s passing, and has been in Columbus, Ohio with Nan’s family, attending to the news. – Tarez Graban Nan Johnson, professor of English emerita at The Ohio […]

Manuscript Mentoring at FemRhet 2019

Historically, the term mentor has carried with it expectations of relationality, longevity, and politics—not necessarily identical to but not completely unlike the “elder” distinction that marks some cultural contexts as distinct. The term has also carried with it bona fide positive and negative associations. In western antiquity, Mentor (Μέντωρ) was not always cast as a […]