[AAACE-NLA] IMPORTANT - Conference-Related News Flashes from WE LEARN
mev at litwomen.org
mev at litwomen.org
Wed Dec 5 10:17:18 EST 2007
News Flashes, December 2007
1) 2008 Conference Call for Proposals - DEADLINE Extended
2) URGENT: Verify Proposal Receipt
3) Conference Details (Registration & Schedule) now posted
4) Call for Writings for Women's Perspectives
5) Reminder: Calendar Cover Contest! (Deadline: December 31)
6) Fall Newsletter now posted
1) 2008 Conference Call for Proposals
WE LEARN 5th Annual (Net)Working Gathering & Conference on Women &
Building Alliances / Construyendo Alianzas
March 7- 8, 2008
Fordham Univ. at Lincoln Center in New York City, NY
Co-Sponsored with WE LEARN by Fordham University Graduate School of
Due to a glitch with the online form, we have extended the proposal
deadline to Saturday, December 8.
We are seeking a variety of creative formats, both formal and informal:
Formal 90 minute sessions:
Hands-OnWorkshop or Demonstration
Performance/Reading followed by Discussion/Activity
Community Share Table Space: Display a Poster, Collage, or Art Work /
Share Classroom or Program Materials, etc. (This option is
available to literacy programs, student groups, or community centers
that want to share their work addressing women’s literacy issues and/
or the theme of the conference.) ** Space Limited
Open Air **Time: 15 minutes or less: Tell a story, Sing a song,
Recite a poem, Perform a skit, etc.
(Open to individuals or groups who want to share their work
addressing women’s literacy issues and/or the theme of the conference.)
Caucus Time: Facilitate a discussion to exchange ideas, Build
alliances, Organize a regional group, etc.
Wellness Activity: Lead Tai Chi, Yoga, stretching or meditation,
Guide a group walk, Lead dance or movement, Prepare a craft or art
activity, Organize a music activity, etc.
Sponsorship, advertiser, and exhibitor information also available:
2) Did you send a Presentation Proposal for the 2008 Conference?
Have you received a verification of Receipt of Proposal from Mev?
If not, please contact us right away. We have learned that some
proposals have not come through. Please email Mev ASAP to verify
receipt (welearn at litwomen.org).
3) Conference Registration & Initial Schedule Now Available
For more conference details, go to: http://www.litwomen.org/
4) Call for writings for Women's Perspectives #3 (2008) / Women & Money
Call for Writings by Adult Basic/Literacy Education Students --
Writers must be adult literacy/basic education students attending
classes or working with a tutor.
For details and forms go to: http://www.litwomen.org/perspectives.html
Women's Perspectives #3: Women and Money will showcase writings by
adult literacy/basic education students across all levels. Student
writers are encouraged to reflect and to write on the theme of women
and their experiences with finances, class, security, income, and
other everyday issues related to women’s lives as affected by money.
All forms of writings accepted: Stories – personal or creative,
Poems, Opinion essays, Advice, Budget or Action Plans. Original
artwork about this theme will also be accepted.
Lesson Planning Ideas & Worksheet also available: www.litwomen.org/
Deadline (absolute): January 18, 2008
Undoing the Silence: Bringing New Writers to Powerful Voice
On November 2, 2007, WE LEARN launched our 5th anniversary
celebration year with a workshop in Boston facilitated by Louise
Dunlap, author of Undoing the Silence: Six Tools for Social Change
Writing. This event, attended by ABE/ESOL students and teachers as
well as community people, was designed to prepare students to write
for Women's Perspectives #3. Louise shared practical writing tools to
help reluctant writers to get past their internal censors.
WE LEARN has developed a packet that shares components of that
workshop with WE LEARN members and supporters. It includes a DVD of
the "panel of experts" -- Boston-based writers, educators, and
activists who provided important information and perspectives related
to women and money, and their personal experiences of writing about
For more details, visit: http://www.litwomen.org/undoing.html
5) Calendar Cover Contest!
We are celebrating the 5 year anniversary of WE LEARN! We invite you
to share in the creation of a calendar that marks this special
occasion by submitting your original artwork and/or writing. We are
looking for quotes (from teachers & students), poetry, classroom
ideas, photos from WE LEARN events, drawings, short reviews of
recommended women-centered literacy materials or curriculum resources
(and how you've used them), or any other reflections on your
experiences with WE LEARN that have inspired you. Design the cover
for the calendar and win a bookstore gift certificate! All
submissions due by December 31, 2007! All proceeds from the calendar
to benefit the work of WE LEARN.
Please send submissions to: welearn at litwomen.org
or mail to address below
6) Fall Newsletter
The Fall 2007 is now available and posted on our website. Members
should have received their hard copy in the U.S. Mail. It can also be
downloaded from our website: http://www.litwomen.org/news/07FallNews.pdf
We hope your Winter Season is filled with warmth and joy.
WE LEARN Board of Directors and
Mev Miller, Ed.D., Director
Women Expanding: Literacy Education Action Resource Network
182 Riverside Ave.
Cranston, RI 02910
welearn at litwomen.org
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