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CBW 2013 Schedule

Hi Folks,

We are very excited to share the completed program for the Council on Basic Writing’s 2013 pre-conference workshop at CCCC: Basic Writing and Race–A Symposium. This is an all day workshop (W06). You can register for the session when you register for CCCC.
We are honored that Victor Villanueva will offer our keynote address this year.
The program also includes highlighted talks by Steve Lamos, Wendy Olson, Scott Lyons, Beatrice Mendez-Newman, Min-Zhan Lu, and Shirley Faulkner-Springfield.
For those who are unable to attend CCCC this year, we will be streaming portions of the CBW conference via Google Hangouts. As in the past, we will also be live blogging. You can find the schedule and information about our blogging and streaming at our Facebook group ( ) and blog (
The complete agenda is below.
Please join us! And, feel free to share this widely.
J. Elizabeth Clark and Sugie Goen-Salter, CBW Co-Chairs
CBW 2013
Basic Writing and Race–A Symposium
9:00 ~ Welcome & Opening Remarks
J. Elizabeth Clark
9:15-10:00 ~ Toward a Political Economy of Basic Writing Programs
William Lalicker, moderator
Victor Villanueva, Keynote Address
One way to define “political economy” is to consider the relations between economics and systems of power, like decision-making bodies. Basic Writing programs have always been subject to rhetorical, legislative, and economic conditions in the ways that traditional first-year programs have not. Villanueva will discuss the rises and falls of basic writing programs from the perspective of political economics as it obtains in rhetoric, including his own experiences in keeping basic writing programs alive.
10:00-10:30 ~ Small Group Response to Victor Villanueva
10:45-12:00 ~ Race, Locality, and the Public Work of Basic Writing
Sugie Goen-Salter, moderator
This session will focus on the public work of Basic Writing, with particular focus (broadly defined) on issues related to race, racial injustice and critical race studies. Working in small groups, participants will explore  topics including:
• Preparing and Supporting Students of Color
• Preparing and Supporting Faculty of Color
• Race and Pedagogical Practices
• Basic Writing and Race Locally and Nationally
• Meeting Challenges and Attacks on Basic Writing Programs
12:00-1:00 ~ Lunch Break
1:00-2:30 ~ Race, Language, and Access: Possible Futures of Basic Writing 
Steve Lamos & Wendy Olson, moderators
Featuring: Scott Lyons, Beatrice Mendez-Newman, Min-Zhan Lu, and Shirley Faulkner-Springfield
An interactive roundtable addresses the following themes: BW and whiteness; the role of BW in Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs); race-conscious BW pedagogies; BW and “Generation 1.5” students; and other related issues. Speakers will offer brief responses to one theme, then move to facilitate a small group discussion. In closing, small groups will report back to the larger group with observations and/or suggestions for future directions.
2:30-4:00 ~ Publishing & Grant Writing Workshop 
Hannah Ashley, “5 Ways In…Tricks of the Trade to Get Yourself Published or Funded”
Susan Naomi Bernstein, “The Nice White Lady Writes About Race: Revising Teaching Developmental Writing 4e”
In this session, workshop participants are invited to bring ideas and/or drafts for articles, abstracts, and grants. Break out groups with published mentors will work to assist participants with publishing and grant questions and concerns.
4:00-5:00 ~ Public Work and Local Contexts 
Greg Glau and Lynn Reid, moderators
This last segment of the day will focus on small group networking, helping basic writing educators to make connections. 
5:00 ~ Immediately following the CBW Workshop, please join us for a Wine, Cheese, and Technologies Reception sponsored by Pearson and CBW.  Our thanks to Pearson!


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