Teaching in Times of Violence: Strategies for Threatened and Targeted Teachers of Writing - National Council of Teachers of English

Teaching in Times of Violence: Strategies for Threatened and Targeted Teachers of Writing
Monday, October 30, 2023
5:00–6:00 p.m. ET

Collaboratively designed and organized by the CCCC Black Caucus and the CCCC Social Justice at the Convention Committee, this webinar will directly address the particular threat posed to BIPOC and/including 2SLGBTQ+ scholars of critical race theory and Queer theory by the imposition of “legal” restrictions on curricula, programming, hiring, admission processes, tenure, and promotion.

*Disclaimer: Content in this session is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

This event is open to all CCCC members. If you are not a member, join today by selecting your NCTE membership and adding a subscription to the CCCC journal College Composition and Communication. Email profdev@ncte.org with questions. 



Ersula J. Ore is associate professor of African & African American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University; coeditor of Rhetorics, Politics, and Culture; and co-chair of the NCTE/CCCC Black Caucus. Her book Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity (2019) received the 2020 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award. Her work can be found in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Women’s Studies in Communication, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Pedagogy, Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, and Critical Discourse Studies, among others.


Adrienne D. Dixson is executive director of the Education and Civil Rights Initiative and professor of educational leadership studies at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses primarily on how race, class, and gender intersect and impact educational equity in urban schooling contexts. She is coeditor of CRT in Education: All God’s Children Got a Song, Second edition (2017) and the Handbook of Critical Race Theory and Education (2022). She is interested in how educational equity is mediated by school reform policies in the urban South. Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. In 2021, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association. Since 2021, she has been serving as a program director at the National Science Foundation’s new racial equity program and the Eddie Bernice Johnson INCLUDES Initiative.

Irving Joyner is the Charles Hamilton Houston Endowed Chair and professor of law at the North Carolina Central University School of Law, co-host of the Legal Eagle Review on WNCU 90.7 FM, and a longtime civil rights and criminal law litigator. 

David Stovall is a professor in the Department of Black Studies and in the Department of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois ChicagoHis research interests include critical race theory and abolishing the school/prison nexus. He is author of the forthcoming book Engineered ConflictSchool Closings, Public Housing, Law Enforcement and the Future of Black Life in Chicago.