We invite you to join the LSJCS (Literature, Social Justice, and Community Service) reading group for the first meeting of this academic year! LSJCS’s mission is to provide students and faculty with resources and training that develop their knowledge of and ability to practice community-engaged pedagogy committed to exploring and addressing social justice issues. This year we are looking forward to reading both poetry and theory as we work towards our mission.
We will be kicking off the semester on Tuesday, February 18 from 1-2pm in CAL 22 to discuss selections from the first half of Reginald Dwayne Bett’s poetry collection Felon. We will be returning to Felon on April 14 to discuss the second half of Bett’s work. Please feel free to join us for one or both meetings.
This semester we will be hosting bi-weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 1-2pm in CAL 22, so we hope you join us for some or all meetings!
Spring 2020 Schedule
Tuesday, February 18 from 1-2pm in Cal 22 where we will be discussing Dwayne Bett’s poetry collection Felon.
Tuesday, March 3 from 1-2pm in Cal 22 (Readings TBD)
Tuesday, March 31 from 1-2pm in Cal 22 (Readings TBD)
Tuesday, April 14 from 1-2pm in Cal 22 where we will return to Dwayne Bett’s Felon.
Tuesday, April 28 from 1-2pm in Cal 22 (Readings TBD)
Readings for Spring 2020:
- Joy Harjo’s In Mad Love and War
- Tuck and Yang’s “Decolonization is not a Metaphor”
- Michel Foucault’s “What is Critique?” from The Politics of Truth
- Jacqui Alexander’s “Whose New World Order? Teaching for Justice” from Pedagogies of Crossing
- Toni Morrison’s “Black Matters” from Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
If you have any questions please free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
We look forward to our future discussions,
Brenda Martinez and Ana Schwartz