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.
The student projects were also on display throughout the conference at our exhibit table.
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.
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 Action Hub
Tracking our Work Through Social Media
Searchable Twitter archive of all conference tweets using #4c4e: #4c4e 2015 Archive
Visualization explorer of Twitter usage: #4c4e 2015 Visualization