[Assessment 1469] FW: November News Flash from WE LEARN - Deadline Reminders..

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Marie Cora marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com
Tue Nov 25 08:15:10 EST 2008

Colleagues, some of you may be interested in the following:

WE LEARN / Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network

This issue:

. Deadline Reminder: Call for Presentation Proposals 2009 Annual Conference

. Deadline reminder: Call for ABE Student Writings 2009 Women's Perspectives

. NIFL Diversity Listserv Discussion: Creating networks to support women's

. Recognition, Thank You, and Holiday Gift Ideas


Call for Presentation Proposals -- Deadline: November 30, 2008

6th Annual WE LEARN (Net)Working Gathering & Conference on Women and
Literacy -- Stronger Leadership & Literacy: Empowering Women to Action

March 6-7, 2009, University of Rhode Island, Downtown Providence Campus

Registration Information and Schedule Outline have been posted.

For details and proposal form go to:


Call for ABE Student Writing - Women's Perspectives 2009 - Issue #4 -
Deadline: December 5, 2008

Theme: Transition / Transformation. For details, lesson plans & pre-writing
activities, go to: <http://www.litwomen.org/perspectives.html>


NIFL Diversity Listserv Discussion - Creating networks to support women's

>From Monday Dec. 1 to Friday December 12, Dr. Mev Miller will be

facilitating a guest discussion on the NIFL Diversity list: Creating
networks to support women's literacy. The focus of this discussion will be
on further developing a women and literacy hub/clearinghouse for the nation.
The specific focus of this discussion will be on how local and regional
efforts can gain visibility and support through such a network/clearinghouse
(or example, WE LEARN)?

We encourage you to join the listserv for this discussion (you can easily
unsubscribe at the end of the 2 weeks).

a) Go to: <http://nifl.gov/lincs/discussions/discussions.html>

b) Scroll down to Diversity and Literacy -- click on that and fill in the
information to subscribe.

c)** This is the critical part: You will get an email requesting
confirmation of your subscription. You MUST respond or else, you will not be

d) At the end of the discussion you can unsubscribe, by going to the same
page and scroll down to see Unsubscribe and complete the information that is

In preparation for this discussion, please start thinking about the

1) What are individuals and programs doing locally to address women's
literacy issues? For this discussion, locally means in your classroom,
program, neighborhood, community, city, state. What you are doing might be a
curriculum, a specific type of program, or any kind of organizing....and

2) What do you need to support the work you are doing?

3) Would you find regional (state or area of country) events or
conferences useful? Be specific - how and what would you need or desire? How
might a national organization facilitate regional supports?

4) How can a national clearinghouse of information specifically focused
on women's literacy issues, curriculum, and research support your work? What
do you need it to do?


Holiday Gift Ideas (Discounts available to WE LEARN Members)

WE LEARN 5th Anniversary Year Calendar - Good to December 2009

Pictures from WE LEARN events. Reflections by students and educators on
effects of WE LEARN's work . Student writings. Resources Suggestions.
Insights from WE LEARN's projects. Women-centered curriculum and lesson plan
tips. Important dates/holidays from multiple cultures. Months and days in
English, Spanish, French . Room to write!. -- $12.00 (Members - $8.00)

Laboring to Learn: Women's Literacy & Poverty in the Post-Welfare Era by
Lorna Rivera, Ph.D. University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Throughout this study, the voices and experiences of formerly homeless women
challenge cultural stereotypes about poor women, showing in personal and
structural terms how social and economic forces shape and restrict
opportunities for low-income women of color. Lorna Rivera served for 5 years
on the WE LEARN Board of Directors as a founding member. -- $25.00 (Members
- $22.00)

For order form and additional ideas, go to:

Also, consider giving the gift of a Membership to WE LEARN - For more
details go to: http://www.litwomen.org/membership.html


Mev Miller, Ed.D., Director

welearn at litwomen.org


Women Expanding: Literacy Education Action Resource Network


182 Riverside Ave.

Cranston, RI 02910


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