Welcome to the NCTE event calendar! Here, you can find a list of events, including webinars, workshops, and in-person conferences. These events provide opportunities for English language arts teachers to learn new strategies and techniques, network with colleagues, and stay up-to-date on the latest research and best practices in the field.
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Washington State University Vancouver: Black Literature and Representation
February 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Washington State University Vancouver invites you to join Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Thabiti Lewis, biology doctoral student Rikeem Sholes and members of the Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for a discussion on the importance and impact of Black authors. This event will also launch the Black Literature Awareness Club, an open-to-all book club focusing on books written by Black authors, as those in the “100 Books by Black Authors” poster. To learn more about the books in the poster, please check https://tinyurl.com/100BooksEvent.
This event is open to all WSU Vancouver and community members. Live access is available at the WSU Vancouver YouTube channel.
Dr. Thabiti Lewis, “The joys and lessons of Black literature”. Dr. Lewis is a Professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver. He teaches contemporary American literature, specializing in Multicultural literature and Black American literature. He also teaches creative non-fiction and humanities courses with a popular culture emphasis. Dr. Lewis, who joined the WSU faculty in 2007, has published widely in the areas of American literature, masculinity, the Black Arts Movement, the writer Toni Cade Bambara, African American Studies, and popular culture (music and sports).
Rikeem Sholes, “100 books by Black authors”. Mr. Sholes is a third year Ph.D. Student in the Coffin lab at WSU Vancouver. His research focuses on the mechanosensory development of salmonids. He is also a Fish Biologist at US Fish and Wildlife where he mostly work with technology to manage hatchery populations. He has a MS in Environmental Management from the University of Denver and a Bachelors in Marine Biology from Louisiana State University. Outside of work Sholes helps to run outdoors groups focused on increasing diversity in outdoor recreation.