Glenn AtA Session: Building Coalitions in the Face of Anti-DEI Laws (4-19; 2-3:30 EST)

Please join us for our next fabulous Glenn AtA Session on Friday, April 19, 2024; 2-3:30 ET! Here are the details:

Session Description: A Practical Conversation: Building Coalitions in the Face of Anti-DEI Laws

In the past few years, legislation across the nation has passed enacting anti-DEI laws and anti-literacy laws. This session will largely be an opportunity for conversation and offer a space for participants to discuss responses and reactions to the latest legislation in their local contexts, in addition to sharing ideas about how individuals and groups are working/have worked to establish community and organize around DEI issues. Participants should come prepared to share their experiences and their ideas.

Here is the link to register:

Discussion Leader Bios:

Natasha N. Jones is a technical communication scholar and co-author of the book Technical Communication after the Social Justice Turn: Building Coalitions for Action (winner of the 2021 CCCC Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication). Her research interests include social justice, narrative, and technical communication pedagogy. She holds herself especially accountable to Black women and marginalized genders and other systemically marginalized communities. Her work has been published in several journals including Technical Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, and the Journal of Business and Technical Communication. She has received national recognition for her contributions and currently serves as the President for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). She is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University in the African American and African Studies department.

Sarah Dwyer (they/them/theirs) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language, Literature, and Arts at Texas A&M University—San Antonio and a PhD candidate in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program at Texas Tech University. Their teaching, scholarship, and service is focused on engaging the structures that maintain and bolster the exclusionary practices of heteronormativity, racism, and classism within the academy, particularly for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. Their work has appeared in Double Helix and Peitho, and they are the winner of the 2023 Kathleen Ethel Welch Outstanding Article Award for their article “A Question of Affect: A Queer Reading of Institutional Nondiscrimination Statements at Texas Public Universities”.