February 24 – Black Lives Matter in Academic Spaces: 3 Lessons in Critical Literacy
Talk will be from 12pm-1:30pm PST
dr. Vay (Vershawn Ashanti Young) will be delivering a talk that describes ways that teachers and the public in both Canada and the USA have misappropriated the linguistic concept of code-switching as it applies to both Black language and Standard language speakers.
Attendees can expect to learn:
- How race is related to writing instruction
- How to exploit the best culturally relevant literacy tools to boost academic instruction in writing
- Three lessons to explore and incorporate code meshing into literacy instruction
February 25 – Workshop: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and Black Standard English: Implications for Classroom Writers
Workshop will be held from 12pm-1:30pm PST
This OSU-exclusive workshop given by dr. Vay (Vershawn Ashanti Young) has three goals for its attendees:
- Identify and describe prevailing models of writing/literacy instruction in relation to code meshing and identify your own.
- Revise your model of literacy instruction to support code-meshing and explain why code meshing is beneficial to students.
- Create a Black Body Acknowledgement that supports your current/present positive and supportive stance on code meshing.
dr. Vay will lead participants through readings and exercises to help achieve the goals above.