This one day conference is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please join us on Friday, March 23, 2018 (9:00 am-6:00 pm, Eck Visitors Center, University of Notre Dame), for a day of diving into questions about how education and citizenship intersect. Together we will consider the how motivation, inclusion, and various ways of “knowing” the world impact learning. We’ll also think about how building community and developing civic identities with youth matter to democracy. Leaning on the intellectual traditions of bell hooks and Paulo Freire, and honoring the scholarship and activism of Dr. Stuart Greene, this conference will provide practitioners, youth, university professionals, and students the opportunity to expand our collective understanding of how education matters to community engagement and citizenship. We will also hear from leading scholars in educational research, including Dr. Julianne Tuner, editor of the American Educational Research Journal, and Dr. Ernest Morrell, Coyle Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame. All are welcome, but we extend a particularly warm welcome to current and aspiring educators, community activists, and students interested in these issues
This conference is made possible in part by the generous support of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame, the Department of Africana Studies, the Department of English, the Education, Schooling, and Society program, Notre Dame Student Government, the University Writing Program, Multicultural Student Programs & Services, the Center for Social Concerns, College of Arts and Letters Dean’s Fellows, and the Doan Scholars Program.