Resources

We encourage readers to learn more about  some of the resources that our contributors address in their columns, scene reports, and reviews. For each volume we will collect links to those resources here. Additionally, we use this resources page to link to organizations, presses, publications, and conferences that support activist and social-justice work in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies. This page is updated with each volume. If you would like us to add something, please contact us.


Volume 1 resources

Moments and Movements: On Scholar-Activists Considering the Connection Between Activism and Organizing

Tucson March Against White Supremacy and Racism

Black Lives Matter

Take ‘Em Down 901: The Kairos of Progressive Activism during a  National Rise of Racist Rhetoric

MLK50

Black Lives Matter Memphis

Tami Sawyer, Shelby County Commissioner

“Pushing Into Open Air”: Poetry, Art, and Public Space in Educating Audiences about Mass Incarceration

Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail

Lubbock’s Sexism in Cinema film series

Victoria Marie Bee’s Studio 4

Texas Tech’s Literature, Social Justice, and the Environment program

We Are Your Neighbors: Making Public Space for Personal Stories in Immigration Advocacy

826 National

Educators for Fair Consideration (now known as Immigrants Rising)

Indiana Historical Society

Indiana Writer’s Center

National Writing Project

When Local Community Writing Initiatives Crashed into White House Public Policy— Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School

Green Card Voices

Reflections on Teaching Sexual Violence Prevention after #MeToo

MeToo Movement

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Organized Labor’s Opportune Moment: The House Call

AFL-CIO


Writing, rhetoric & literacy studies resources

Organizations

American Indian Caucus, Conference on College Composition & Communication

from the CCCC page:

The American Indian Caucus is a group of American Indian teachers and scholars who come together to support and develop papers related to composition, language, and literature and to promote positive and accurate representations of American Indian educators and students.

Asian/Asian American Caucus, Conference on College Composition & Communication

from their homepage:

The mission of the Asian/Asian American Caucus is to support composition scholarship by and/or about Asians and Asian Americans.  As a community that values research, pedagogy, and mentorship, we work to increase the representation of Asian and Asian American scholars in composition studies; and to advance scholarship on Asian and Asian American rhetorics, literacy practices, and second language acquisition issues.

Black Caucus, National Council of Teachers of English and Conference on College Composition & Communication

from their CCCC page:

Since its founding in 1970, the continuing mission of the Black Caucus has been to enhance the professional welfare of English language arts professionals of African descent, who work on all levels, from kindergarten through graduate school, who are members of NCTE and CCCC, and who are committed to Black students and scholars experiencing success in English language arts.

Coalition for Community Writing

from their mission statement page:

The Coalition for Community Writing (CCW) is an international organization of scholars, writers, educators, students, activists, and community organizers, which provides resources, consultation, and partnership to its members in order to foster successful community writing initiatives. CCW supports community writing through research and publication, pedagogy, creative works, direct programming, project sponsorship, and relationship building.

Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition

from their “About Us” page:

The Coalition (first known as the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition) was founded in 1989, in response to a perceived need from scholars in the field for mentorship and scholarly support for those doing feminist historical work in the field. Conversations have since broadened into areas such as collaboration, feminist WPA work, work-life balance, and publication.

Strategic Action Task Force, Conference on College Composition & Communication

from their “About” page:

The Strategic Actions Task Force was charged with supporting CCCC members and their efforts to create inclusive and publicly oriented Composition and Rhetoric programs. The goal was to support faculty and administrators who actively work towards the success of all students across heritages, genders, classes, and legal status.  In effect, our aim was to enable programs that worked to the full promise of all students.

Digital Black Lit (Literatures & Literacies) & Composition (DBLAC)

from their “Welcome” page:

DBLAC is a digital network comprised of graduate students who self-identify as Black in the fields of Literacy Studies, Literature, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, English Studies, Creative Writing, Digital Humanities, and other related fields. This network provides safe spaces for members to testify to, discuss with, and share support for each other in response to the continued marginalization of Black bodies in academia. DBLAC also acts as a learning community for professional development, networking, and resource-pooling aimed at the academic retention and success of its members.

Disability Rhetoric (affiliated with the Disability Studies Special Interest Group, Conference on College Composition & Communication)

from their “About” page:

The site was created in 2009, and grew out of the Disability Studies Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Conference on College Composition (CCCC), which formed in 2008 and continues to meet each year. The website is for, and about, people studying, teaching, and researching at the intersection of disability studies and rhetoric/composition. However, Disability Rhetoric is not an official CCCC site; instead, it’s a place to make connections. The more policy-oriented group of CCCC is the Committee on Disability Issues in College Composition (CDICC).

Queer & Trans Caucus, Conference on College Composition & Communication

from their homepage:

This group addresses issues of the GLBTQ community within the field of composition and rhetoric.

Writing Democracy Project

from their homepage:

Writing Democracy is committed to helping to create rhetorical space to combat what Welch terms “la lange de bois” (woolen language) of neoliberal policy. Together we decided that our first task is to explore, discuss, and debate what Writing Democracy looks like as we encounter the new realities of the 21st century. Confronted by an uncertain future threatened by environmental and economic crisis, we look to our past, our present, and each other to imagine how we as scholars, students, and citizens can contribute to reinvigorating democracy through research, writing, and local and global engagement.

Presses

New City Community Press

from their homepage:

Our mission is to provide opportunities for local communities to represent themselves by telling their stories in their own words. We document stories of local communities because we believe their voices matter in addressing issues of national and global significance. We value these stories as a way for communities to reflect upon and analyze their own experience through literacy and oral performance. We are committed to working with communities, writers, editors and translators to develop strategies that assure these stories will be heard in the larger world.

Publications

Community Literacy Journal

from their homepage:

Community literacy is interdisciplinary and intersectional in nature, drawing from rhetoric and composition, communication, literacy studies, English studies, gender studies, race and ethnic studies, environmental studies, critical theory, linguistics, cultural studies, education, and more. The Community Literacy Journal is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes both scholarly work that contributes to theories, methodologies, and research agendas and work by literacy workers, practitioners, and community literacy program staff. We are especially committed to presenting work done in collaboration between academics and community members, organizers, activists, teachers, and artists.

constellations

from their “About” page:

constellations is an online double-blind peer review publishing space focused on cultural rhetorics scholarship, teaching, and practice. The field of cultural rhetorics is anchored in the belief that all cultures are rhetorical and all rhetorics are cultural. This belief forms a set of constellating methodologies, theories, and practices that draw attention to the intricate ways meaning emerges in human practices. Both traditional and non-traditional work are welcomed from various disciplines and areas: African American Studies, American Indian & Indigenous Studies, Asian & Pacific American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Postcolonial & Decolonial Studies, Queer, Gender & Women’s Studies, Disability Studies, Performance & Embodiment Studies, Working-class Studies, and more.

Latinx Writing & Rhetoric Studies

from their mission statement:

Latinx Writing and Rhetoric Studies is the professional journal for the college scholar-teacher interested in both national and international literacy events dealing with Latinx Communities, Diaspora, and Identity and Cultural Practices. LWRS publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy, and professional issues related to the teaching and creation of Latinx epistemologies. Issues may also include review essays. Contributions may work across traditional field boundaries; authors represent the full range of institutional types.

Peitho: A Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition

from their “History & Bylaws” page:

Peitho is a peer-reviewed journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition. The journal exists to support the Coalition’s mission to “foster inquiry in feminist histories, theories, and pedagogies of rhetoric and composition.” Peitho seeks to encourage: the advancement of feminist research … across histories, locales, identities, materialities, and media; and the education and mentoring of feminist faculty and graduate students in scholarship [and] research methods.

Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing & Rhetoric

from their “About” page:

Reflections, a peer-reviewed journal, provides a forum for scholarship on public rhetoric, civic writing, service-learning, and community literacy. Originally founded as a venue for teachers, researchers, students and community partners to share research and discuss the theoretical, political and ethical implications of community-based writing and writing instruction, Reflections publishes a lively collection of scholarship on public rhetoric and civic writing, occasional essays and stories both from and about community writing and literacy projects, interviews with leading workers in the field, and reviews of current scholarship touching on these issues and topics.

Teacher-Scholar-Activist
from their “Our Mission & Vision” page:

We want Teacher-Scholar-Activist to be a place where teachers share the small local moves that matter in our communities; a place where we collect them and add them together. We want Teacher-Scholar-Activist to be a place where all of us bear witness to the work educators and students are doing in and out of the classroom to hold up our democratic and humane values. We want it to be a place where we come together in solidarity to weave a larger tapestry.

Conferences

Conference on Community Writing (Biennial)

from their website:

The goals for the conference are to learn about writing as a tool for social change; to create projects, pedagogies, research, and partnerships; to network with colleagues in your own and related fields and from community contexts—writers, activists, teachers, organizers, and community members; and to explore how to help catalyze and facilitate social change through various types of research, teaching, and writing about, with, for, and by local and global communities.

Cultural Rhetorics Conference (Biennial)

from their homepage:

The Cultural Rhetorics Conference showcases work that centers cultural rhetorics scholarly, pedagogical, creative and community practices in the form of scholarly presentations (individual and group), creative performances, artistic installations, roundtables, workshops, knowledge-shares, making demonstrations, posters, and more! Come and witness work from scholars, teachers, writers, artists, activists, performers, and tradition-bearers who contribute to, define, expand, illustrate, or embody the field of cultural rhetorics and join our intellectual community.

Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference (Biennial)

The host and theme for the biennial Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference changes with each iteration. Overall, the conference is coordinated by the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition. The link above will direct you to the 2019 conference information.