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Making Black Lives Matter in Digital Spaces
October 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Vershawn Ashanti Young will present the talk, “Making Black Lives Matter in Digital Spaces:
Race, Justice, and Literacy Instruction.” This public talk analyzes several online performances
from the Black Lives Matter movement for the ways they utilize and blend standard academic
literacies and African American rhetoric.
These performances are discussed as pedagogies of possibility that meet and exceed the common core standards. This talk also points up the crucial roles that racial dignity, ethics, and empathy should play in education.