Voice and Vulnerability in the Transformative Classroom

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In this interactive workshop and discussion, Kiese Laymon will share how to help students find their voices as writers and thinkers. He will discuss the role of the transgressive within personal narrative and memoir, exploring the value of vulnerability in transformative work in the classroom. After reading a brief excerpt from his writing to open the discussion, Laymon will be in conversation with TLH Faculty Co-Directors Shelly Eversley (Baruch College) and Matt Brim (College of Staten Island), covering topics such as Black studies, Queer studies, and memoir. There will be ample time for open Q&A at the end of the hour. All CUNY faculty, students, and staff are welcome to join.

Accessibility: ASL interpretation and live CART transcription will be provided.

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About Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2020. She is the Director of Digital Communications for Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH), a three-year initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is also working on a web project with teaching materials about civil rights struggles in New York City, including disability rights history. She advocates for improving public transit accessibility in New York City for people with disabilities and chairs the Advisory Committee for Transit Accessibility for New York City Transit.