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WPAs Share Responsibility to Advocate for Racial Justice
Current CWPA President Mark Blaauw-Hara shares thoughts on racial justice and the roles WPAs can play. Text is in the video description.
The CWPA Officers and Executive Board wish you the best in these challenging times. Stay safe.
CWPA is currently seeking nominations for a Vice President and three members of the Executive Board.
The annual CADE conference will be held online this year and will feature the excellent plenary speakers Drs. Jessica Brathwaite and April Baker-Bell. If you're interested in developmental education and antiracist approaches, you might take a look!
Dr. Kelly Blewett, from Indiana University East, has accepted the position as Secretary and is currently working alongside outgoing Secretary Dr. Jen Clary-Lemon. The leadership transition will be complete around the time of CCCC 2021.
CWPA has a role to play in supporting an educated and deliberative citizenry. Words are actions, and rhetoric matters. While it has been difficult to refocus our attention on preparing our programs and classes for the coming semester, the CWPA Executive Board firmly believes that the work we do in our classrooms, programs, and campuses supports a more just, less violent, and increasingly informed society. When we teach our students how to evaluate sources and narratives, how to support their positions with critical thinking and careful research, and how to disagree with words rather than with violence, we teach them to resist the forces that led to Wednesday’s insurrection. When we centralize readings by marginalized authors, enact critical language pedagogies, and implement inclusive assessment practices, we help to counteract this nation’s troubling history of white supremacy. We empower students to join the fight for equity when we help them discern and hold steadfast to facts, engage in civic rhetorical practices, and understand the fragility of democracy.