Rhetoric and racism: using writing spaces to talk and think about race

What happens when texts such as Gloria Anzaldua’s “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” elicit racist and xenophobic commentary in the classroom? And how do faculty respond to this kind of student commentary while meeting students where they are? We’ll discuss a strategy that utilizes rhetorical analysis, writing, and revision as tools for promoting intellectual growth and the inclusion of various racial, ethnic, and gender identities. Please note, it is recommended that you review the attached pre-workshop reading material prior to the presentation if possible.

The Faculty Lunch Talk is presented by Claudia Ward-de León, Emerson-Wheaton Writing Fellow.  All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, March 29th
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
President’s Dining Room