Committed to Change

Committed to Change

In the works for Committed to Change programming in 2023-24:

Language Ideologies and Linguistic Discrimination talk series

    • Verticalization and African American Sociolinguistic Labor, Kelly Wright, Virginia Polytechnic University, 3:00 pm, Friday, September 8, 2023, Zoom (sponsored by Language Sciences)
    • Title TBD, Joseph Hill, Rochester Institute of Technology, 12:00 pm, Friday, March 8, 2024, Zoom

Supporting Students in Distress: A Conversation with Representatives from the Dean of Students Office and University Health Services, Beth Adamski, University Health Services; and Hope Dymond, Dean of Students Office, 12:00 pm, Tuesday, September 12, 1418 Van Hise Hall

Building the World We Long for: Disability-Centered Design for World Language Learning, Tammy Berberi, University of Minnesota Morris, 1:00-3:00 pm, Friday, October 20, 2023, V1418 Van Hise Hall

Multiliteracies, Identity, and Second Language Spanish Learning in a Historically Black College, Gabriela Zapata, University of Nottingham, 12:00-1:00 pm, Friday, October 27, 2023, Zoom

Committed to Change activities in 2022-23 were:

In 2020-21 and 2021-22, Committed to Change activities consisted of yearlong, non-credit seminars for UW-Madison language educators and researchers devoted to shared professional learning, and for shared and individual action to promote diversity and inclusion in postsecondary language teaching and learning.

The title for this initiative, Committed to Change, is from the July 2020 event of the same name hosted by the UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement (DDEEA). That event was a call to action. This initiative is part of the Language Institute’s response to that call. The title is used with permission from the DDEEA.