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Brooke Covington; Chief Rosa Holmes Turner; Julianne Bieron – Community Literacy Journal, 2023
This essay considers how everyday citizens use counterstorytelling as a persuasive tactic in sites of ordinary democracy like public hearings. Specifically, we examine the counterstories and stock stories shared during a public hearing held in Isle of Wight County, Virginia to determine the future of a confederate monument that stood in front of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Historic Sites, Hearings, Social Justice
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Tyler Gillespie – Community Literacy Journal, 2023
In fall 2019, students at the University of Mississippi began the process of starting the university's first creative publication for/by LGBTQ+ students and allies. Over the course of two years, I helped these students plan, create, and produce their zine. These kinds of texts promote identity-formation and help students feel greater connection to…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Minority Group Students, Electronic Journals, Literacy
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Randi Gray Kristensen – Community Literacy Journal, 2023
In the summer of 1978, at Church Teachers' College in Mandeville, Jamaica, a class of advanced students participating in the Jamaica Movement for the Advancement of Literacy (JAMAL) wrote, cast, rehearsed, and performed a play that satirized several major institutions--the family, the church, and the business sector--as well as class and gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, College Students, Decolonization
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Millie Hizer – Community Literacy Journal, 2023
In this article, I reflect on my lived experiences as a disabled graduate student navigating spaces of community literacy. This essay utilizes storytelling as an entry point for understanding the barriers graduate students oftentimes face while accessing community literacy projects. Extending Ada Hubrig's theorization of "disability justice…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Students with Disabilities, Community, Literacy
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Jenn Fishman; Abigayle Farrier; Aleisha R. Balestri; Barbara Clauer; Bump Halbritter; Darci Thoune; Derek G. Handley; Gitte Frandsen; Holly Burgess; Lillian Campbell; Liz Angeli; Louise Zamparutti; Jenna Green; Jennifer Kontny; Jessica R. Edwards; Jessie Wirkus Haynes; Julie Lindquist; Kaia L. Simon; Kayla Urban Fettig; Kelsey Otero; Margaret Perrow; Maria Novotny; Marie Cleary-Fishman; Maxwell Gray; Melissa Kaplan; Patrick W. Thomas; Paul Feigenbaum; Sara Heaser; Seán McCarthy – Community Literacy Journal, 2023
The topic of this symposium, capacitating community, invites CLJ readers to consider what makes community possible. This piece showcases one means, small conferences, via a retrospective on the Writing Innovation Symposium (WIS), a regional event with national scope that has hosted writers and writing educators annually in Milwaukee, WI, since…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Conferences (Gatherings), Innovation, Capacity Building
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Erin Brock Carlson – Community Literacy Journal, 2023
This article shares the outcomes of a collaborative project between multimedia writing students and a local history center in which students created online exhibits about an important event in labor history: the Battle of Blair Mountain. The main outcome discussed is the enhancement of place-based literacy, including complication of simplistic…
Descriptors: Archives, Place Based Education, History Instruction, Labor
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Audrey Simango; Matthew Stadler; Alison Turner – Community Literacy Journal, 2023
In this collaborative essay Audrey Simango, Matthew Stadler, and Alison Turner--Reader/Advisor/Editors (RAEs) at The GOAT PoL--explore the subject of money. Most discussions about money have focused on "debates over compensation" of research subjects (Snow et al. 54), or connections between community writing and well-funded projects,…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Research, Educational Finance
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Osorio, Ruth – Community Literacy Journal, 2022
This article situates the practice of composing CCCC Accessibility Guides in critical access studies (Hamraie) and introduces the concept of critical access literacies. I argue that CCCC access guides cultivate critical access literacies amongst the guide writers and disabled and nondisabled conference participants, empowering them to better…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Literacy, Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Martinez, Tyler – Community Literacy Journal, 2022
Skills, knowledge, time, ability, access, and cultural and societal norms all sponsor and constrain food literacies. Measuring the effects of class, race, cultural identity, knowledge, and ability on food access requires an understanding of how communities and institutions sponsor food literacy. Nutritionists have developed a framework for…
Descriptors: Food, Community Role, Barriers, Cultural Influences
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Long, Elenore – Community Literacy Journal, 2022
The women's talking group featured in this article theorizes the community literacy practice of thanduk--"setting something aside"--that members practice together. Sanduk--with an s and translated as Arabic for "box"--has a long, well documented history involving informal, rotary credit and savings associations practiced among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Empowerment, Community
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Baniya, Sweta – Community Literacy Journal, 2022
This article rethinks digital access and community literacy by sharing aspects of intentional engagement informed by social justice frameworks to establish community partnerships that empower communities both local and global with digital literacy. The article explores access, privileges, and positionalities that the author strategically utilizes…
Descriptors: Digital Literacy, Access to Computers, Foreign Countries, Community
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Fitzsimmons, Brynn – Community Literacy Journal, 2022
This article is an ethnographic case study of the work of two activist groups in Kansas City, Missouri. It discusses how unhoused activists with the Kansas City Homeless Union, through their 13-month on-and-off occupation of city property, worked to reframe access in ways that moved toward what disability justice activists call collective access,…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Action, Homeless People, Disabilities
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Carrizal-Dukes, Elvira; Maier, Maria Isela; Jimenez, Sarah Y.; Martinez, Jacob; Hernandez, David; Duke, Ronnie – Community Literacy Journal, 2022
The use of comics can be a powerful tool to expand educational outreach efforts for improving the health and well-being of people everywhere. Dr. Ian Williams coined the term "graphic medicine" to denote the use of comics in medical education and patient care ("Graphic Medicine"). Alzheimer's disease affects approximately five…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Health Promotion, Well Being, Patients
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West-Puckett, Stephanie – Community Literacy Journal, 2022
This article examines how scientists, classroom teachers, poetry educators, and youth negotiated the domains of science through their engagement in a two-year Massive Open Online Collaboration (MOOC) funded by the National Science Foundation. To make sense of learners' unconventional and interdisciplinary writing and the cultural and disciplinary…
Descriptors: MOOCs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Scientific Literacy, Writing (Composition)
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Gottschalk Druschke, Caroline; Dean, Tamara; Higgins, Margot; Beaty, Marissa; Henner, Lisa; Hosemann, Robin; Meyer, Julia; Sellers, Ben; Widell, Sydney; Woser, Tenzin – Community Literacy Journal, 2022
This profile features the authors' shared work to co-create both a community literacy project, Stories from the Flood, and the undergraduate community-based learning courses that supported the effort. Stories from the Flood works to assist community members in southwestern Wisconsin to share their flood experiences, aiming to support community…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Undergraduate Study, Community Education, Natural Disasters
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