Romy Hübler, a doctoral student in UMBC’s Language, Literacy & Culture program, is a member of the BreakingGround working group.
For the past eight months, I have been working with other Language, Literacy and Culture graduate students to organize Rethinking Intellectual Activism, a graduate student conference in which we will collaboratively explore the intersections of activism and scholarship. Fellow graduate students, faculty, and community partners will join us in stimulating conversations about the future of the university as a political place of knowledge production and social justice promotion.
Some of the exciting roundtable discussions, panels, and performances we have planned include Social Justice Through Critical Participatory Research; Politics of Race, Ethnicity, Religion, and Gender; New Critical Perspectives on Service Learning and Community Engagement; Researching Political Action, Discourse, and Organizations; and Politics of Art and Art as Activism. Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication at Loyola University will deliver the keynote speech, entitled In Search of Your Magis: Taking a Moment to ReThink, ReEvaluate, and ReDiscover Intellectual Activism.
We invite anyone interested in the conference theme to join us between 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in UMBC’s Performing Arts and Humanities Building. The full program is available on our conference website. Please register in advance for free to give us an accurate count for food and refreshments.
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank the Office of Institutional Advancement for advertising the conference and our co-sponsors, without whom we would not have been able to organize this conference: Language, Literature and Culture Doctoral Program; Office of the Vice President for Research; Department of Gender + Women’s Studies; BreakingGround; LLC Graduate Student Organization; Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication; Department of American Studies; Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Department of English; and B’PAR Graduate Student Organization.
Contact the author, Romy Hübler, at email@example.com.