Overview Schedule

Conference on Community Writing 2019

“Doing the Work”

Wednesday, October 16

Happy Hour Meet-and-Greet; Registration (4:30pm-6:30pm)  The Study Hotel Bar & Lobby

Thursday, October 17

All events before lunch are on Drexel University Campus

Registration (7:00am-12:00pm)
Atrium in Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

Coffee (7:00-8:00am)
Atrium in Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

Chairs’ & Dean’s Welcome (8:00-8:20)
Atrium in Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

Veronica House, Rachel Wenrick, and Valerie Ross

Dr. Norma Bouchard, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel University

Workshops  (8:30-10:00)
Various Locations on Drexel Campus

6 concurrent sessions

Coffee Break on your own (10:00-10:30)

Workshops  (10:30-12:00)
Various Locations on Drexel Campus

5 concurrent workshops

Lunch on your own & travel to DeepThink Tanks (12:00-1:45)

Drexel’s shuttle to FLP Parkway goes right by the Free Library of Philadelphia, Barnes Foundation and Academy of Natural Sciences.

Deep Think Tanks   (2:00-4:00)

Our Struggle, Our Joy: Immigrant Activism, Storysharing, and Community Building
Free Library of Philadelphia: Grand Lobby

De-Colonial and Anti-Racist Teaching, Research, and Community Work
Barnes Foundation: Maguire Garden Pavillion

Building Capacity for Advocacy: Research to Action in Science
Academy of Natural Sciences: Darwin Room

Education as Liberation: Developing Political Literacy Across Educational Spaces
Kelly Writers House, UPenn

Resisting Gentrification: Sharing Our Stories
Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Ryan Hall

Reading with Lilianna Velásquez, Dreams and Nightmares (4:45-5:15)

Keynote & Mural Activation with Michelle Angela Ortiz: Amplifying Community Voices through Public Art (5:15-6:00)
Free Library of Philadelphia

Awards Reception, appetizers and cash bar (6:15-7:30)
Academy of Natural Sciences: Dinosaur Hall

  • Award for Outstanding College/Community Project in Community Writing  
  • Award for Outstanding Book in Community Writing  
  • Award for Distinguished Engaged Scholar in Community Writing  

(open to registered conference attendees only)

Friday, October 18

Shuttle Loop 7:15-9:15 to Dornslife Center (pick up at corner of 33rd & Market)
All sessions take place at
Dornsife Center Mansion/Carriage House/School, Drexel University

Schmear It Bagels and Coffee (7:30)

Morning Meditation with Stephanie Briggs (7:45-8:05)

Session A Concurrent Panels (8:15-9:15)

Session B Concurrent Panels (9:30-10:30)

Coffee Break (10:30)

Session C Concurrent Panels (10:45-11:45)

Lunch on your own (food trucks available) (11:45-1:30)

PowerNotes Presentation with Valerie Ross (University of Pennsylvania) (12:15-12:45)
& CCW Book Club meeting, open to all conference participants (12:15-1:30)

Session D Concurrent Panels (1:45-2:45)

Session E Concurrent Panels (3:00-4:00)

Travel to University of Pennsylvania campus

Networking Open House, appetizers and cash bar  (4:30-5:30)

The Critical Writing Program, UPenn

(open to registered conference attendees only)

Keynote Address w/ Q&A, Carmen Kynard (5:45-7:00)
“All I Need is One Mic”: A Black Feminist Community Meditation on the Work, the Job, and the Hustle (and Why So Many of Yall Confuse This Stuff)
(doors at 5:45; keynote 6:00-7:00)
Irvine Auditorium, UPenn

Saturday, October 19

Shuttle Loop 7:15-9:15 to Dornslife Center (pick up at corner of 33rd & Market)
All sessions take place at Dornsife Center Mansion/Carriage House/School, Drexel University

Coffee and Schmear It truck (7:30)

Session F Concurrent Panels  (8:45-9:45)

Session G Concurrent Panels (10:00-11:00)

Session H Concurrent Panels (11:15-12:15)

Catered Lunch, Writers-in-Residence Reading and Performance,  and Keynote Address w/ Q&A, Paula Mathieu: The Contemplative Concerns of Community Engagement, or What I Wish I Knew about the Work of Community Writing 20 Years Ago (12:15-2:45)

Full Conference Discussion and Action Steps: 

Grassroots Community Organizing, Impacting Policy and Legislation with Lori Shorr and Sylvia Simms      (3:00-4:00)

Conference Ends

 

 
 
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