UKLA Everyday Literacies SIG: Webinar on Black Girls’ Literacies
For our third seminar, the UKLA Everyday Literacies SIG will host a webinar on the newly published collection, Black Girls’ Literacies: Transforming Lives and Literacy Practices (Price-Dennis and Muhammad, 2021). Black Girls’Literacies offers literacy researchers and educators a close look at what literacy has meant for Black girls historically. It is a ground-breaking vision for what literacy can aspire to be for communities seeking and enacting justice in the future. At the heart of the book are the ‘Kitchen Table Talks’, included at the end of each section, where the authors of each chapter gather around a symbolic kitchen table with a featured Black woman scholar, to expand on themes through dialogue that touches on ideas, feelings, and personal connections. On December 7th, we will gather around a table with editors of Black Girls’ Literacies, Drs. Price-Dennis and Muhammad, to interrupt racism implicit to institutions and policies and invite readers into a world that refuses anti-Blackness and offers Black girl joy, intellectual acuity, historical agency, community, and criticality (italic phrase by Professor Cynthia Lewis). It is an important event and we hope that as many of you that can join us will do so.
Both seminars will be hosted online by Dr Clare Dowdall and Professor Jennifer Rowsell.