This spring semester, Dr. Jonathan Rylander is excited to teach a new course on our books: English 316: Rhetorics of Social Justice. Given Jonathan’s interest in writing center methods and identity, the course will study the process of personal writing as a rhetorical, social justice-driven act. With a focus on community outreach, the students will partner with local seniors (in long-term assisted living and memory care facilities in Eau Claire) to help them write short stories about their lives. The students will first learn one-to-one mentoring methods in the course, and then apply them in talking with seniors. “In these unprecedented times,” Rylander said, “we need our memories more than ever. And we need to write about them with one another. I hope the course will enable just this.”
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