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With More Than Words: Exploring Material Rhetorics and Social Change

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

University of Central Florida’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric presents a series of free and engaging community workshop sessions on April 7 that explore the intersections of storytelling, art, and activism through expert presentations, hands-on activities, and facilitated discussions. Sessions are free and open to all ages. Registration is required to attend. Attendees can register for one session or more.

Schedule of Events for April 7: 

1-2 PM: “Quiting as Method:” Led by Dr. Sonia Arellano, this event introduces participants to the migrant quilt project and invites storytelling through hands-on quilting activities.

2-3 PM: “Learning from Multimodal Rhetorics of Women of Color Activists:” Dr. Christina Cedillo highlights the interactions of activists’ public speech, writing, and movement with interactive activities

3-4 PM: “Truth Telling Toward Social Change:” Dr. Laurie A Pinkert and Professor Lissa Pompos Mansfield introduces the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” project and engage attendees in truth/storytelling with visual images from local community members’ art and writing, concluding with hands-on activities.

4-5 PM: “Making Our Meaning: Centering Material Rhetorics for Change:” Presenters and participants can engage in a roundtable discussion and display of the materials developed throughout the workshop.

Funding for this series of community conversations is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the University of Central Florida. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 8 @ 1:00 pm -
April 8 @ 5:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Sonia Arellano, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida Dr. Christina Cedillo, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Houston-Clear Lake Dr. Laurie A Pinkert, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida Professor Melissa Pompos Mansfield, Associate Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida Professor Vanessa Calkins, Associate Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida
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Event Contact:

Laurie A Pinkert
(407) 823-1057

Event Venue:

Union West Creative Village
601 W Livingston St
Orlando, Florida 32801
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Venue Phone:
(407) 823-1057

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