National Literacy Action Week took place January 28th – February 2nd, 2013.
SCALE will also be hosting two Webinars to conclude NLAW on Saturday, February 2nd. This will include a presentation on the history of literacy to the civil rights movement by Shane Hand, a PhD student at the University of Southern Mississippi, and a presentation from Julieta Garibay with United We Dream about how literacy affects DREAMers.
Shane Hand, a PhD student at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, (USM), applies cultural theory to the history of children’s librarianship in the American South during the first half of the twentieth century. After earning his BA in History from the University of Alabama, Shane completed two masters’ programs at USM: an MA in US History and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. His master’s thesis, “Transmitting Whiteness: Children, Librarians, and Race, 1900-1930s,” examines the role children’s librarians played in facilitating the transmission of a racist ideology of white supremacy and privilege. Watch his presentation.
Julieta Garibay holds a Master’s degree of Science in Public Health Nursing and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Texas, where she graduated with honors. She’s held a license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas since 2004.
She co-founded the University Leadership Initiative (ULI), one of the first undocumented youth-led organizations in the nation. ULI promotes higher education and civic participation amongst immigrant youth, at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. She is currently a member of ULI’s Executive Board. She is a former Founding Board member of the United We DREAM Network (UWD) and has served at different levels for the network. She is currently UWD’s DREAM Educational Empowerment Program Coordinator. A program focused on the promotion of higher education for immigrant youth and currently aimed at ensuring that no DREAMer is left behind in relation to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
She arrived from Mexico City to the US at the age of 12, lived in Texas for 20 years and currently resides in DC. Although she is a nurse by profession, she is a community organizer for her love for DREAMers and the undocumented immigrant community. Watch her presentation.