4C15 Recap

Our second annual initiative at the 4C15 conference in Tampa saw us partnering with University of Tampa faculty & students, joining forces with Writing for Change to collect personal definitions and pledges for social justice, and quite a few Tweets and retweets to highlight our cause. What a year!

Take a look at our recap below to learn more about each element of this year’s initiative. And if you plan to be in Houston for 4C16 or know of a issue we can bring to light there, let us know at 4c4equality [at] gmail [dot] com.

University of Tampa: Let’s Talk Equality

As a response to our Call for Pitches in fall 2014, a group of University of Tampa faculty partnered with us, seeking a venue to display classroom assignments inspired by 4C14’s focus on locality and equality issues. Their excellent work ranged from videos reflecting on marriage equality in the state, a website chronicling their ongoing social justice work, a business directory, and posters promoting Let’s Talk Equality.

On Friday, March 20, 4C4E created a designated presentation time in the Action Hub of the Tampa Convention Center to display these projects.

4C4E organizer Don Unger introduces the University of Tampa student projects developed for their Let's Talk Equality project.
4C4E organizer Don Unger introduces the University of Tampa student projects developed for their Let’s Talk Equality project.

The student projects were also on display throughout the conference at our exhibit table.

Let's Talk Equality materials on display at the 4C4E table
Let’s Talk Equality materials on display at the 4C4E table in the Tampa Convention Center.

Writing for Change

This year, 4C4E partnered with the Writing for Change initiative at 4C15. We had a group of tables in the Action Hub and asked participants to share their reflections on social justice: how they taught social justice in the classroom, ongoing social justice projects they were involved in, or commitments to social justice they wanted to aim for in the coming year.

How do you write for change?

We are currently editing the video interviews we captured and will have those available shortly. In the meantime, checkout the white board reflections participants created as part of Writing for Change:

the whiteboard reads: I write rhetorical analyses of LGBT-faith publicity, arguments, and church policy debates. I encourage ordinary non-academic members to take back their ability to read and interpret."
A Writing for Change reflection from the Action Hub.
The whiteboard reads: "I develop projects with community partners in my professional writing classes. Writing for Change #4C15"
A participant’s reflection on how they write for change in their classroom.
The whiteboard reads: "I teach databases in first-year composition and my students then have community partners make and maintain databases for their organizations." Writing for change, 4C4E, Action Hub.
Another participant shares how they work with social justice initiatives in their classroom.

The Action Hub

The Action Hub, a room in the Tampa Convention Center, allowed conference attendees to share their experience with social justice through video interviews, white board reflections, and informal conversation.
The Action Hub, a room in the Tampa Convention Center, allowed conference attendees to share their experience with social justice through video interviews, white board reflections, and informal conversation.

Tracking our Work Through Social Media

Twitter summary of the #4c4e hashtag
Twitter summary of the #4c4e hashtag

Searchable Twitter archive of all conference tweets using #4c4e: #4c4e 2015 Archive

Visualization explorer of Twitter usage: #4c4e 2015 Visualization

Final stats: 226 Tweets on the #4c4e hashtag From 60 dif. users
Final stats:
226 Tweets on the #4c4e hashtag
From 60 dif. users
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