Please join us for the AWAC Annual Business Meeting on Zoom!
[The meeting link is on the left under “Website.” For the meeting password, see the end of the email sent to members on 6.11.21 by AWAC firstname.lastname@example.org mailchimpapp.net.]
How can AWAC best fulfill its mission to “bring together the intellectual, human, political, and economic capital of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) community to better support and grow WAC as a global intellectual and pedagogical movement”? Just as importantly, as a young organization, we must also ask: How can we bring antiracist practices to all aspects of AWAC and, by extension, WAC work?
To this end, this year’s meeting will have two elements:
- A report on the work of AWAC from June 2020 to July 2021, including reports on committee accomplishments from the chairs.a
- A conversation about racism and antiracist practices with the concrete goal of brainstorming answers to the question, How can we bring antiracist practices to all aspects of AWAC and WAC work?
In preparation for the June 15th meeting, we encourage you to reflect on this question with respect to the full range of AWAC’s work. As you reflect, you might find it helpful to view this video of our most recent virtual WAC pedagogy workshop, “WAC Pedagogy, Equity, and Antiracism.” Drs. Teresa Redd, Zhaozhe Wang, and Kate Drezek McConnell talk about the many challenges to achieving equity in WAC programs and solutions for developing antiracist practices in WAC courses.