Date: November 7, 2022 at 4pm ET
(Registration closes 11/04/22)
This event is free for AWAC members. Interested guests can review our individual and institutional membership options before registering.
During this workshop, presenters will discuss a new and innovative program they have developed for their writing center: affinity groups focused on LGBTQ+ inclusion. They will share the groups’ design, goals, and curricula, and they will describe their methods of creating brave spaces for critical conversations. Audience members will have the opportunity to deeply explore how one writing center is working toward LGBTQ+ inclusion and to consider how they might implement affinity groups within their own contexts.
Meet Our Speakers
Katharine H. Brown (she/ her) is the Assistant Director of University Writing at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. She has over a decade of experience supporting student success through teaching English courses and working in writing centers. Katharine is a Ph.D. candidate in English Education at Auburn University; her dissertation addresses LGBTQ+ inclusion in writing centers. Beyond her dissertation, Katharine researches inclusive writing center pedagogies and practices, such as antiracism, accessibility, and mindfulness. She is an experienced yoga teacher and enjoys spending time with her partner and their many pets.