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Rouge Forum Conference
Miami University, Oxford, OH, June 22-­24, 2012


Thursday Evening, June 21
Rouge Gathering:
Quarter Barrel Brewery and Pub, 107 E. Church Street

Friday, June 22
8:00am--â8:30am Registration and Coffee
MCG 322: Assembly Room
8:30am--â9:00am Welcome
Dr. Dennis Carlson, Professor, Department Educational Leadership, Miami University
Dr. Michael Dantley, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs,
In-coming Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, Miami University

9:00am--â10:30am
Keynote Address: Susan Ohanian
Introduction of Susan Ohanian
Rich Gibson, Emeritus Professor, San Diego State University
Questions/Discussion

10:30am--â11:30am
Plenary: Occupy Education! Class Conscious Pedagogies and Social Change
Facilitators: Wayne Ross, University of British Columbia
Rich Gibson, Emeritus Professor, San Diego State University

11:30am--â1:00pm LUNCH

1:10pm--â2:40pm
Session F1 F1A Rm 416
Paper Presentations:
Social Justice and Radical Education
Doug Selwyn, Plattsburgh State University
âRadicalizing Education Conversationâ
C. Gregg Jorgensen, Western Illinois University
Reflective Thinking as the Foundation for a Social Justice Education Model
Greg Queen, Public School Teacher
Teaching Radical History in Capitalist Context
Joe Wegwert, Northern Arizona University
Living and Teaching in the State of Irrationality We Call Arizona

F1B Rm 418
Panel: Equity, Social Justice, and Math and Science Education
Carl Wilms, Miami University
Scott Sander, Miami University
Todd Edwards, Miami University

F1C Rm 419
Panel: From Occupying the Department of Education to Occupying the Conversation on Education Reform: A Social Primer
Shaun Johnson, Towson University
Tim Slekar, Penn State
Tom Poetter, Miami University

F1D Rm 317
Alternative Format: Fracking in Ohio: Efforts to resist
Lessons, stories, and discussion about grass rotts efforts and struggles to educte our communities to stop fracking
Joe Cronin, Antioch University, Yellow Springs
Mary Clare Rietz, Ohio Alliance for People and Environment, Cincinnati
Peg Koebernick, Gas and Oil Drilling Awareness and Education, Yellow Springs

2:50pm--â4:20pm
Session F2 F2A Rm 317
Paper Presentations: Technology, Social Media, and Democratic Education
Vance S. Martin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Empowering the disenfranchised with technology
Libbi Miller, Northern Arizona University
Dialogue to Disenfranchise: A Case Study Uncovering Hierarchical Relationships in the Secondary Computer-Assisted Credit Recovery Classroom
Thomas Patrick Huston, Indiana University
Constructivist Theories of Learning, New Media, and Reform in Public Education
Sue Bartow, Miami University
Social Media Pedagogies â Democratic or Mechanized? Teachers Exploring Social Media in their Teaching

F2B Rm 416
Paper Presentations: Contexts of Teaching and Learning
Tiffany Farias--âSokoloski, University of Texas at San Antonio
Teacher Identity: The influence of Studentsâ Home Life on the Reconstruction of Teachersâ Identity
Suzanne Griffin, Northern Arizona University
Bound by Contradiction: Social Patterns and Conflicting Communities in Middle School Cafeteria
Sheri Leafgren, Miami University and Francis Broadway, University of Akron
Unmasking: On violence, Masculinity and Superheroes in (Science) Education

F2C Rm 418
Panel: The Enterprise University Plan: An Attack on Public Education
Richard Quantz, Miami University (Chair)
Kelly Church, Miami University
Rachel Radina, Miami University
Kelly Waldrop, Miami University

F2D Rm 419
Alternative Format: The Students for a Democratic Society and the Sixties: Getting Ready for Revolution
Rich Gibson & Alan Spector


4:30pm--â7:30pm Dinner Downtown Oxford

7:45pm--â8:30pm
Plenary: Drawing wisdom and power from this day
MCG 322: Assembly Room

8:30pm--â9:30pm Special Performance
MCG 322: Assembly Room
Rouge Forum Exclusive: Special staged preview performance: Know the Teacher Left Behind
By William R. Boyer Detroit area educator, playwright and performer.
This timely new monologue reveals the profound struggles surrounding an aging, urban radical--âteacher
and his inevitable collision with humorously tragic institutional mismanagement so prevalent in our No
Child Left Behind era of errors. Mr. Boyerâs true--âlife portrayals of working at a âfailing school,â dramatically recreate unusual livesâand lossesâunavoidable in such an alternatingly comical and somber environment. White tracing the history of the historyâmaking the divide between the (almost all-white white) suburbs and the largely abandoned (mostly black) city of Detroit, Mr. Boyerâs Know the Teacher Left Behind suggests real solutions for all dead-end tyranny of state-sponsored factory schooling.

Saturday, June 23
8:15am--â8:45am Registration and Coffee
MCG 322: Assembly Room

8:45am--â10:15am
Session S--â1 S1A Rm MCG 416
Paper Presentations: Challenging Capitalist and Militarist Structure in Education
Curry Malott, West Chester University
Rethinking Educational Purpose: The Socialist Challenge
Jean Ann Foley, Northern Arizona University
NCATE: The spirit of Militarism and the Disintegration of Democratic Educaiton
Barbara Rose, Miami University
The Big âOâ: Occupying Against Reductionism in Education: Using Small and Sustained Action
Jan Nespor, Ohio State University
Coins of the Academic Realm: Hidden infrastructures of Capitalist Relations and the Price of Learning

S1B Rm MCG 317
Paper Presentations: Critique, Occupation, and Re-­formation in Reclaiming Democracy
Dan Reyes, Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs OH
Between Occupation And Re-Formation: Instituting Democratic Community And The University
Jason Keyser, West Chester University
Bipartisan majoritarian rule and the threat to individual human rights
Hallie DeCatherine Jones, Indiana University
Cultural Pedagogies of Critique: How Corporeal Vulnerability is used as a Symbolic and Tactical Function
within the #occupy Movement



S1C Rm MCG 418
Panel: Transforming Occupation: Challenging Neoliberalism and Militarism in Education Through Community Praxis
Shannon K. McManimon , University of Minnesota
Erin L. Dyke, University of Minnesota
Brian D. Lozenski, University of Minnesota
Zachary A. Casey, University of Minnesota

S1D Rm MCG 419
Alternative Format: Peopleâs Platform for Equality and Justice
Tom Dutton, Miami University
Fariba Nourian, Occupy the Hood and Occupy Cincinnati
Vanessa Sparks, Mohawk Area Development Corporation (MADCo)
Josh Spring, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless
Chris Wilkey, Northern Kentucky University


10:20am--â10:50am
Plenary MCG 322 Assembly Room

11:00am--â12:30pm
Session S--â2 S2A Rm MCG 416
Panel: Reclaiming the Promise of Democratic Education
Dennis Carlson, Miami University (Chair)
Picking Up the Pieces: Reclaiming the Promise of Democratic Education in an Age of Catastrophe
Jamal Abu-Attiyeh, Miami University
The Occupation of Arab and Muslim Identity
Precious Gawanani, Miami University
Occupy Freedom: A nine Month Battle of Academic Freedom by University of Malawi Faculty and Students
Ali Hachem, Miami University
From Occupation to Occupying: How to Reclaim the Uncertain in an Age of Certainty

S2B Rm MCG 317
Panel: Occupying Capitalism: The Lessons of Paulo Freire, and Sal Castro
Crystal Swenson, West Chester University
The relevance of Sal Castro in the times of âOccupyâ: What have we learned? What have we yet to learn?
Dana Morrison Simone, West Chester University
Occupy or Be Occupied: What Paulo Freire Can Tell Us About Occupy Wall Street
John M. Elmore, West Chester University
Magical consciousness and the dogmatic mind

S2C Rm MCG 418
Panel: Dangerous Counterstories: Narrating for understanding, solidarity, resistance, and community in the age of Neoliberalism
Emily A. Daniels, SUNY Plattsburgh
Brad Porfilio, Lewis University
Wayne Ross, University of British Columbia



S2D Rm MCG 419
Alternative Format: Occupy the Hood & Occupy Cincinnati
Rachel Radina, Miami University (Chair)
Ben Stockwell. Occupy Cincinnati
Vanessa Sparks, Occupty the Hood
Rigel Behrens, Occupy the Hood & Occupy Cincinnati
Justin Jeffre, Occupy Cincinnati

12:30pm--â2:00pm LUNCH

2:00pm--â3:45pm MCG 322: Assembly Room

Keynote Addresses: Paul Street and Mike Prysner
Introductions: Joe Wegwert and Bryan Reinholdt
Questions/Discussion:

3:45pm--â5:00pm Plenary: Resistance Within the Ranks of the US Military

MCG 322: Assembly Room
Facilitators: Bryan Reinholdt and Mike Prysner

5:15pm--â6:30pm Special Performance MCG 322: Assembly Room

Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, and Bruce Springsteen: a visionary soundtrack for the
OCCUPY movements
Doug Morris, Eastern New Mexico University

6:30pm--â7:15pm
Plenary: Review and Renew: Where do we go from here?
MCG 322: Assembly Room
Facilitator: Wayne Ross, University of British Columbia

7:00pm--â(Whenever)
Dinner & (Whatever)

— conference program
Rouge Forum

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