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Conference on Community Writing 2019

OCTOBER 17-19 | PHILADELPHIA
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER AT WRITERSROOMDREXEL.ORG

Together with the University of Pennsylvania, Writers Room is co-hosting the national Conference on Community Writing (CCW). Drawn to a vision of higher education that connects with communities, CCW attendees are teachers, scholars, artists, activists and community organizers who use writing for education, personal revelation, public dialogue and social change. CCW 2019 will take place at Drexel’s main campus, the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, UPenn and our partner sites on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway: the Barnes Foundation, the Free Library and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
2:00-4:00 PM

DEEPTHINK TANKS

Our Struggle, Our Joy: Immigrant Activism, Storysharing, and Community Building
Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central
Grand Lobby + Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement
1901 Vine Street

De-Colonial and Anti-Racist Teaching, Research, and Community Work
Barnes Foundation
Garden Pavillion
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Building Capacity for Advocacy: Research to Action in Science
Academy of Natural Sciences
Darwin Room
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Education as Liberation: Developing Political Literacy Across Educational Spaces
University of Pennsylvania
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk

Resisting Gentrification: Sharing Our Stories
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
Ryan Hall
3509 Spring Garden Street

5:15-6:00 PM

KEYNOTE + MURAL ACTIVATION WITH MICHELL ANGELA ORTIZ

Amplifying Community Voices Through Public Art
Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central
Grand Lobby + Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement
1901 Vine Street

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
8:30 AM-3:45 PM

CONCURRENT PANEL SESSIONS

Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
3509 Spring Garden Street

6:00-7:00 PM

KEYNOTE + Q&A WITH CARMEN KYNARD

“All I Need is One Mic”: A Black Feminist Community Meditation on the Work, the Job, and the Hustle (and Why So Many of Yall Confuse This Stuff)
University of Pennsylvania
Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce Street

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

All sessions and events will take place at Drexel University’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships (3509 Spring Garden Street).

8:45 AM-12:15 PM

CONCURRENT PANEL SESSIONS

1:00-1:30 PM

WRITERS-IN-RESIDENCE CLOSING READING

1:30-2:30 PM

KEYNOTE + Q&A WITH PAULA MATHIEU

The Contemplative Concerns of Community Engagement, or What I Wish I Knew about the Work of Community Writing 20 Years Ago

Learn more and register at writersroomdrexel.org