Agenda

Please note that several panels are taking place simultaneously. You must specify which panel you will attend upon registering. Please reach out to Joy Fisher Williams ([email protected]) with any questions.

Agenda

Please note that several panels are taking place simultaneously. You must specify which panel you will attend upon registering. Please reach out to Joy Fisher Williams ([email protected]) with any questions.

Thursday, September 23

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM ET Kickoff and Welcome
Dr. Kendra Mitchell, Symposium Chair, Florida A&M University
Let's kick off the HBCU Symposium together! Listen to HBCU Symposium Chair Kendra Mitchell speak to this year's vision, keynote speakers and sessions, and more.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM ET Panel #1: Through Voice AND Pen: Transdisciplinary and Social Justice in HBCU Speech Education, A Workshop
Chandra Clark, Florida A&M University
Tracee Mason, Florida A&M University


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ET Keynote: "If We Don't Tell Our Story, Who Will?": A Fireside Chat with Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs
Na’Imah Ford, Florida A&M University, Moderator
Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs, Author, Advocate, Consultant, Educator
In this conversation with Na'Imah Ford of Florida A&M University, Anna will discuss the need for members of communities that have been marginalized to tell our stories from our perspectives and why this is crucial not only for our survival but for the larger disciplines, institutions, and even society that we find ourselves to be a part of.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET

Panel #2: Developing Foundational Approaches to Teaching Writing Using Black Voices
April McCray, Florida A&M University, Moderator
“Developing an American Studies Approach to Teaching Writing Using James Baldwin” — Kajsa Henry, Florida A&M University
CANCELLED: “Like Black Lives, Black Literacy and Black Literature Still Matter: The Impact of Reading Black Authors on the HBCU Student” — Sherie Mungo, Norfolk State University
“Reimagining Rhetoric and Composition and Its Meanings through the Teaching and Practice of Social Justice” — Tiffany Packer, Florida A&M University

Panel #3: Writing Across the Curriculum at HBCUs
Lamar Garnes, Florida A&M University, Moderator
“Writing Across the Curriculum: Applications in Various Chemistry Laboratory Courses” — Jesse Edwards, Florida A&M University
“Writing to Learn in the Content Areas: What should/could the role of first-year writing classes be to non-writing departments?” — Anna Small Roseboro

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM ET Panel #4: Engaging Faculty Outside the English Department in the Work of the Writing Center, A Workshop
Mary Corliss, Bethune-Cookman University
Atreyee Gohain, Bethune-Cookman University
Renee Mercer, Bethune-Cookman University

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM ET Panel #5: HBCU/PWI Partnerships to Increase African American Scholars(hip), A Roundtable Discussion
Na’Imah Ford, Florida A&M University
Gena Chandler-Smith, Virginia Tech
Ameenah Shakir, Florida A&M University

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM ET Chair's Cafe: Announcements, Networking, and Discussion of Day 1
Monique Akassi, Howard University, Moderator
Kendra Mitchell, Florida A&M University
The Chair's Cafe is a relaxed environment, curated space where participants network and discuss the day's sessions and ways to move thought and idea to action.


Friday, September 24

09:00 AM - 9:45 AM ET

Panel #6: Transdisciplinary Strategies for Promoting Cognitive Shifts in Student Writing
Zandra Jordan, Stanford University, Moderator
“Making Way for Orientation” — Arna Shines, Tougaloo College
“Where Science and Writing Meet: The Micro-Spiral Methodology as a Way Forward” — Edith Davis, Florida A&M University
“A 2020 Perspective of Social Justice on an HBCU Classroom” — Kenisha Thomas, Florida A&M University

Panel #7: Framing Writing Instruction through a Black Worldview in Writing Courses at HBCUs
Darius Young, Florida A&M University, Moderator
“Linguistic Diversity and Composition Studies at HBCUs” — Wonderful Faison, Langston University
“Researching Black Pasts to Write/Right Black Futures: Incorporating HBCU History in the Classroom” — Milanika Turner, Florida A&M University
“The Transdisciplinary Inclusion of Africana/Black Studies at All Historical Black Colleges and Universities” — Bomani Spell, Florida A&M University

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM ET

Panel #8: Using Multimodal Texts to Teach Rhetorical Analysis
Cecilia Shelton, University of Maryland, Moderator
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Beyonce’s Homecoming: Using Pop Culture to Teach Transdisciplinary Rhetoric and Writing” — Kimberly Fain, Texas Southern University
“A Stone No Builder Should Refuse: Reflection and Analysis on the Utility of Two Episodes of The Boondocks in the College Composition Classroom” — Alexander Brickler, IV, Florida A&M University
“Transdisciplinarity and Black Digital Spaces in the Writing Classroom” — Marina del Sol, Howard University

Panel #9: Rewriting the Learning Relationship in the Writing Classroom: Fostering Critical Engagement Through Courses Using Embedded Mentor Meetings
Shakil Rabbi, Virginia Tech, Moderator
"Designing for Critical Engagement (An Instructor's Perspective)" — Shakil Rabbi, Virginia Tech
"Mentoring for Critical Engagement (A Sponsor's Perspective)" — Stacy Earp, Bowie State University
"Learning for Critical Engagement (A Student's Perspective)" — Jordan Oliver, Bowie State University

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM ET Keynote: "Still Standing: Student Voices, Curation, and HBCU Legacies," Dr. Regina N. Bradley
Dr. Regina N. Bradley, Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University
This lecture/workshop explores how to fruitfully engage students' voices and experiences to contribute to and expand the long-standing legacy of HBCUs via their writing in composition focused courses.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM ET Sponsor Session: Hear from the symposium sponsors; refreshments provided to all who attend live.
Presented by Macmillan Learning and PowerNotes.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ET

Panel #10: Black to the Future: An Analysis of Past and Future Black Voices
Alisha Gaines, Florida State University, Moderator
“Ida B. Wells: Liberatory Analysis from a Distance” — Sean Pears, Howard University
“Kiese Laymon and ‘Black Abundance’: A Rhetorical Theory” — Faye Spencer-Maor, North Carolina A&T State University
“Past and Future: Literacy Heroines and Linguistic Justice” — Alice Horning, Oakland University

Panel #11: Transdisciplinarity Beyond the Classroom
Veronica A. Yon, Florida A&M University, Moderator
“How Comp Studies Prepared Me to Be an HBCU Honors Program Director” — Karen Keaton Jackson, North Carolina Central University
“A Novel Containing a Review of an Innovative Reform of Writing at 13 HBCUs” — Jon Woodson, Howard University
“Black Students’ Linguistic Agency: A Researched Guide for Instructors and Students” — Hannah Franz, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Anne Charity Hudley, Stanford University

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET

Panel #12: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern Black Writing
David Green, Howard University, Moderator
“Ekphrasis and Black Storytelling” — Darlene Taylor, Howard University
“Revising the Current Discourse: Who Are We Now? The African Presence in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing” — Sarah Jenkins, Howard University
CANCELLED: “Tolerance Mistaken for Equality: Identity Politics in Black Gay Fiction” — Reginald Nash, Howard University
“The Versatility of Our Verse: Blues, Poetry, and Blues Poetry in Framing Passion(s) and the Black Erotic” — Brandice Walker, Howard University

Panel #13: Transdisciplinarity and Social Justice in the Writing Classroom
L. Lamar Wilson, Florida State University, Moderator
“Seeing, Touching, Hearing, Smelling, and Tasting Is Believing: Teaching Social Justice through Things and Stuff”—Neal Lester, Arizona State University
CANCELLED: “Why Are All the Humanities Instructors at my HBCU White? A Professor’s Critical Reflection on the Lack of Diversity in the Humanities”—Sonia Mae Brown, Dallas College

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM ET Roundtable Discussion: Past Symposium Chairs
Past Chairs of the HBCU Writing Symposium, representing North Carolina A&T State University, Howard University, and Morehouse College

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM ET Chair's Cafe: Announcement, Networking, and Discussion of Day 2
Monique Akassi, Howard University, Moderator
Kendra Mitchell, Florida A&M University
The Chair's Cafe is a relaxed environment, curated space where participants network and discuss the day's sessions and ways to move thought and idea to action.


Saturday, September 25

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM ET Publication Roundtable
Journal Editors representing College Language Association Journal, Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, and CaKe, FAMU’s Literary Journal
This event will provide an opportunity to build stronger relationships between HBCU faculty and peer-reviewed journals. The goal is to reduce the publishing disparities for students and faculty by creating space for reflective writing and critical revision for presenters and participants.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM ET Workshop: Getting Your Article Published
Robert Randolph, Jr., North Carolina A&T State University and L. Lamar Wilson, Florida State University

 

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Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs

Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs

Author, Advocate, Consultant, Educator

Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a BA in Anthropology, Anna earned her MA in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Cambridge as a Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholar. She is also an educator and DEI consultant. She lives with her husband, Michael Tubbs, and their son Michael Malakai.

Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs

Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs

Author, Advocate, Consultant, Educator

Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a BA in Anthropology, Anna earned her MA in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Cambridge as a Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholar. She is also an educator and DEI consultant. She lives with her husband, Michael Tubbs, and their son Michael Malakai.

Regina N. Bradley

Regina N. Bradley

Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies,
Kennesaw State University

Dr. Regina N. Bradley is a writer, researcher, and (grand)daughter of the Black American South. She is an alumna Nasir Jones HipHop Fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies, and the author of Chronicling Stankonia: the Rise of the Hip-Hop South. Dr. Bradley earned a BA in English from Albany State University (GA), an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University Bloomington, and a PhD in African American Literature from Florida State University.

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Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs

Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs

Author, Advocate, Consultant, Educator

Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a BA in Anthropology, Anna earned her MA in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Cambridge as a Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholar. She is also an educator and DEI consultant. She lives with her husband, Michael Tubbs, and their son Michael Malakai.

Regina N. Bradley

Regina N. Bradley

Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies,
Kennesaw State University

Dr. Regina N. Bradley is a writer, researcher, and (grand)daughter of the Black American South. She is an alumna Nasir Jones HipHop Fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies, and the author of Chronicling Stankonia: the Rise of the Hip-Hop South. Dr. Bradley earned a BA in English from Albany State University (GA), an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University Bloomington, and a PhD in African American Literature from Florida State University.

Kendra L. Mitchell

Kendra L. Mitchell

Assistant Professor of English and Modern Languages,
Florida A&M University

Dr. Kendra L. Mitchell is an assistant professor, symposium chair, and proud alum of English and Modern Languages at Florida A&M University, where she teaches literature, linguistics, and writing courses. She serves as a Fulbright Program Adviser and aided in acquiring the Fulbright HBCU Leader designation for two years for FAMU. Her published co-keynote, "A Page from Our Book: Social Justice Lessons from the HBCU Writing Center," will be showcased in The Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2021, and it is now available in JSTOR's open-access companion to the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List. She has also published articles in Praxis, The Writing Center Journal, and Journal for the History of Rhetoric.

Keynotes

Keynotes

Hear from luminaries in the field.

Workshops

Workshops

Get hands-on experience with best practices for teaching writing at HBCUs.

Panel Sessions

Panel Sessions

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Publication Roundtable

Publication Roundtable

Join the discussion with journal editors, then stay for a publication workshop.

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Our Keynote Speakers and Symposium Host

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Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs
Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs

Author, Advocate, Consultant, Educator

Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation. She holds a BA in Anthropology, MA in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge as a Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Regina N. Bradley
Regina N. Bradley

Author, Advocate, Consultant, Educator

Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation. She holds a BA in Anthropology, MA in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge as a Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Kendra L. Mitchell
Kendra L. Mitchell

Author, Advocate, Consultant, Educator

Anna Malaika NtiAsare-Tubbs is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation. She holds a BA in Anthropology, MA in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge as a Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholar.

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