SATURDAY June 3rd Session 1: 10:00am - 11:50am
This round table discussion examines how pedagogies used in a variety of educational settings address and entice political resistance. We discuss the ways in which different educational programs enrich, and limit, the potential for opposition. The panelists analyze the pedagogical strategies they use in community organizing, professional development trainings, and college classroom to challenge the instructors and the learners to face their personal resistance to change, bring it into the group discussion, and to transform it into political action.
Reading List: 
Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism, by L.A. Kauffman (Verso Books); Albrecht, Gary L. (1992). The disability business : rehabilitation in America. Newbury Park, Calif : Sage Publications;
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University of Massachusetts at Boston
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Andjela has been providing professional development trainings to counseling and adult education teaching staff for the past ten years. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor working on doctoral dissertation in disability studies and vocational rehabilitation. Andjela has also taught in adult education, vocational education, and higher education; practiced in the fields of mental health, substance abuse, and student advising; and served as an administrator working with individual clients and managing programs.
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John Jay College, CUNY
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Olivera Jokic is Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New York. She writes and teaches most often about texts in English from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (some of which are considered literature), and about how gender and colonialism have become interesting lenses through which to read texts from the past. She thinks about relationships between readers of literature and readers of historiography, in the past and now.
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ACT UP, Rise and Resist
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Alexis trains individuals and groups to conduct legal demonstrations and how, why, and when to use nonviolent direct action to resist injustice and demand change. She also paints houses and enjoys long bike-camping adventures.
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University of Massachusetts at Boston