Academics, Advocacy, and Activism: Exploring Our Role in Tense Political Times

As fruitful as our monthly ReCESS gatherings have been in discussing our scholarly pursuits, sharing advice and resources, and building community, we at TCDC thought this month’s meet-up might take a slightly different approach.

For our next scheduled lunch on February 16th, 2016, from 12:00pm – 1:15pm, we’d like to set aside specific research concerns momentarily to discuss what our own role as academics (or academics-in-training) in the field of education during this period of deep political tension. The idea for the session is to focus less on specific political issues, and more on opening up a conversation about the role that we, especially in the field of education, can or should be playing in the current political climate.

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This lunchtime meet-up and discussion is currently scheduled for Thursday, February 16th from 12:00pm – 1:15pm in Farmer 302 (“The Grad Space”) and lunch will be provided.
Of course, the floor will always be open for people to air out any specific research concerns if that is indeed the way that everyone present would prefer to proceed. But consider events in the news, especially of late, we wanted to open up a face-to-face discussion about how we might use our own work, individually and collectively, to address these issues.  And as always, our monthly meeting is a chance to share a meal (which we’ll provide) with fellow doctoral students and build community through conversation.

As always, we’ll provide good nutritious food and excellent company. As in prior sessions, we continue to welcome discussion about your work as a graduate student any stage of the process – research designs in flux, a qualifying paper gone haywire, problems in data analysis, or polished conference or job presentations.

To RSVP, fill out this Google Form by Tuesday, February 14th, and let us know if you’ve got any food restrictions: https://goo.gl/forms/WQ3BnimmabnxtHWu2.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!!

Posted in Announcements, Community, Events, Resources, Spring 2017

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