The College of Arts & Letters will be holding an information session/discussion with Veronica Thronson, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic and David Thronson, Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Professor of Law, and co-founder of the Immigration Law Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law to discuss post-election immigration concerns.
The goals of the discussion are:
- To support students, faculty and staff experiencing confusion and doubt as to their future immigration status and how that will impact their studies and their livelihoods;
- To provide a brief introduction to available resources at MSU and in the Lansing area;
- To distribute accurate, responsible information about the potential challenges that people in our community may face if they are not citizens of the United States;
- To educate our colleagues working directly with students.
Speaker: Dr. Staci Perryman-Clark – Associate Professor, Department of English, Western Michigan University
Drawing from her research and experiences designing and building partnerships between WAC, faculty development, and diversity and inclusion programming, Perryman-Clark describes the ways in which such collaborations can forward the mission of the CCCC’s Students’ Right to Their Own Language Resolution, supporting enrollment and retention efforts while also enhancing diversity and inclusion initiatives at the institutional level.
Please join us and invite your students:
Presentation/Reading with Petra Kuppers
Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community artist, and a Professor of English, Women’s Studies, Theatre and Dance, and Art and Design
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Location: 300 Bessey Hall (The Writing Center)
Presented by HIVES, The Writing Center, and Legacies of the Enlightenment
Title: “Signs of Disability in the Writing Center”
Abstract: Where and how and when does disability emerge in the writing center? In this talk, Stephanie Kerschbaum will briefly discuss her concept of “signs of disability” and how it can usefully inform the way we approach our work in the writing center. Signs of disability are material-discursive-rhetorical cues that point to the presence of disability in some way, shape or form. One way for writing center staff and tutors to orient to these signs is to think about the stories we tell about our experiences and what those stories might reveal about where we are putting our attention (or not putting it). Attendees will have a chance to do some freewriting and reflection during the talk.
Bio: Stephanie L. Kerschbaum is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware, and beginning July 1, 2021, she will be Associate Professor and Director of the Expository Writing Program at the University of Washington. Her first book, Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference, won the 2015 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Book Award and she is the co-editor of Negotiating Disability: Disclosure and Higher Education. Her work has appeared in a range of journals and collections, and she’s currently at work on a book called Signs of Disability focused on how disability becomes available for noticing in everyday encounters. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and loves to hear about all kinds of signs of disability from other people.