2020 Program Sessions

569. Immediately Hooked: Exploring #OwnVoices

1:45 PM–3:00 PM Jan 11, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - Chelan 2

Session Information

Description: The idea is simple: students engage more in a text if that text shares their identity. #OwnVoices appeals to many students who might otherwise feel like an outcast in the traditional classroom. Despite all our best efforts to make a work relatable, certain students remain marginalized without a significant change in our teaching and learning strategies. Panelists discuss the goal of how to empower minority voices within the classroom.


Bonnie Bonincontri, Lynn U

Cheryl Caesar, Michigan State U

Uzzie T. Cannon, Norfolk State U

Samuel Garcia, Texas State U, San Marcos

Bora Kang, Binghamton U, State U of New York

Tiffany Rainey, Texas State U, San Marcos

Geovani Ramírez, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Marcy Katz, Palm Beach State C