2013 Call for Abstracts
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
2013 Day of Learning Teach-Ins: January 21, 2013 (2:30pm-5:20pm)
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
An integral part of this year’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration is the Teach-In experience. A “Teach-In” is a tool of social change used to share information and educate communities. Historically, Teach-Ins were conducted to help community members form participatory educational forums at the grass roots level. The method included relying upon knowledge held by community members that would benefit the entire community and foster the goals of the community for social justice advocacy and uplift. Teach-ins were intentionally held where large numbers of people commonly would be found. They were spontaneously set up and held for anyone who wished to take part, and by anyone who had knowledge to share. From market places, to town-squares, to urban social settings such as parks, festivals, churches, college quads, etc., one could find this tool being applied. Those who stepped forward to use this tool brought important information to anyone who chose to engage on topics they felt relevant and applicable to their lives.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee invites presentation/workshop proposals from all disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, students, student groups, staff (salaried and hourly), faculty and members of surrounding communities.
Teach-ins will help our community analyze and intellectually explore topics related to this year’s theme: “MLK’s Legacy: The Courage to Create a Just World.” These sessions will also help us reflect on the spirit of Dr. King’s life and work. We are asking Denisonians and community members to engage, meaningfully, in educational spaces where the roles of teacher and learner will be exchangeable. This opportunity allows us to increase the number of venues for dialogue, active listening and community occurring on our campus. We value all types of learning in our efforts to use life experiences and academic backgrounds to frame societal phenomena.
The Committee is seeking a breadth of Teach-Ins and is particularly interested in proposals which address our theme in relation to the life, work and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The official deadline for submitting proposals has passed (10/26). However, proposals will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis via the online form (CLICK HERE). Those who have submitted proposals will be notified of the Committee’s decision as soon as they are made available in early/mid-November.
On the Day of Learning, teach-ins will be offered over a 3-block span:
- 2:30pm-3:20pm: Teach-in Session 1
- 3:30pm-4:20pm: Teach-in Session 2
- 4:30pm-5:20pm: Teach-in Session 3