So psyched to hear about @drjaxon's Theories of Literacy course.
Kim - I am teaching "Writing Race & Ethnicity" course next semester (cross-listed undergrad/grad).
As I have written in my course description:
"Contrary to many historical and contemporary beliefs, race is not a static, empirically-validated biological construction. Rather, the development of racial (and ethnic) categories—our own and others—is a complex and dynamic socio-rhetorical phenomena. In other words, race – literally and figuratively – is written.
And so, instead of being a generally accepted material fact, race – like many texts – has been and continues to be a contested site of meaning, one intrinsically bound to issues of power and dominance. This course is the story of the Rhetoric(s) of Race and Ethnicity, and its structure and function in the places we live – home, school, work, the world. Join me in this provocative course about writing, about the writing and the re-writing of race, of my/your identity."
Wondering if we can build in a connection with each other that works as a cross-over conversation in these two classes Kim?
If anyone else sees connected possibilities, please contact me! Looking for collaborators to create a dynamic networked course experience.