CJ17: Friday Schedule

Friday, March 17

 8:30 – 10:00am        Registration

Front Lobby of Emory Conference Center Hotel

Coffee, morning snacks (served in the Emory-Break area)


8:30-12:00pm           Community Organization Tabling        

Access Reproductive Care-Southeast
Lost-N-Found Youth
Lambda Legal Defense Fund
Science for the People
Emory Graduate Student Organizing


 9:00 – 5:00pm     Enter the BUCKY DOME ZONE           Garden Overlook Area

A temporary communication platform from featured CJ17-Artist, Meredith Kooi.  Join in constructing radio as participatory, shared space. The dome serves as a broadcast facility, housing resources for research and sound-making.


10:00-11:30am       Intersectionality: A Grant-Thinking Workshop

Oak Amphitheater. For more info, see Keynotes

Dr. Karen Parker, Director of the Sexual and Gender Minorities Research Office, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Dr. Jennifer Singh, Associate Professor, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Mx. Holly Lewis, CJ17 Chair, MD/PhD Candidate, School of Medicine, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (Moderator)


12:00-1:30pm           Outside-of-the-Box-Lunch            

 Registration packet contains a sticker-clue; you’ll be matched into a small group lunch. Share stories, snacks and your aspirations for this conference.




Panel 1a:   Building Voice 

BassWood Room

 1. Embodied Resistance: Textuality, Decolonization, and Deaf Public Voice. Jessica Murgel, Department of ASL and Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University, DC

  1. Nuci’s Space: Music Creates a Community Center for Mental Health. Antonio Garcia, Independent Scholar, Athens, GA
  1. Who is Seen? Using Art to Challenge the Politics of Visibility. Andie Tucker, Master’s in Development Practice, Emory University, GA (Moderator)
  1. Favelas as Icons: Culture and Inequality in Rio de Janeiro. Jessica Glass, The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA



Panel 1b:  Space, Time, and the Mind

Hickory Room 

  1. Mother, Gender, Future: The In-Betweenness of a “Personal” History. Dian Dian, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Emory University, GA
  1. Cracking Time’s Spine: Temporal Intersections in M. Nourbe Phillip’s Zong! Judith Levy, Comparative Literature, Emory University, GA (Moderator)
  1. Firm Footing or Monstrosity: Disease and Desire in James’s Late Works. Wenwen Guo, Department of English, Emory University, GA
  1. Material Traces as an Aesthetic Basis for Mental Health Practice. Tim Beck, Department of Psychology, University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA




Afternoon Workshops

  1. Disability after Dark: A Skype-Hosted Live Podcast

Andrew Gurza, Independent consultant, Toronto, Canada.

Oak Amphitheater


2. Throw Away Your Cookbook: Open-Ended Science

Dr. Megan Cole, Director of Undergraduate Laboratories, Department of Biology, Emory University, GA and Dr. Rebecca Torres, Biology Instructor, Emory University, GA

BassWood Room

  3. Homelessness in Atlanta

               Brittany Garner, Dep. Director of Programs, Lost-n-Found Youth, Atlanta, GA

Hickory Room


  1. Op-Eds as Opposition: The Art of Public Scholarship

Dr. Dabney Evans, Assistant Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, GA

Emory Amphitheater


4:30pm Coffee, afternoon snacks

Emory Break Area



Get Free: Hip Hop Civics Ed

Oak Amphitheater. For more info, see Keynotes

Dr. Bettina Love, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University of Georgia, Athens, GA


6:00-7:30pm Beer/wine/refreshments served                               

Mountain Laurel Foyer

 6:00-7:30pm Buffet-style self-serve dinner                                     

Hotel Dining Room

 7:30-10:30pm                                              Art@Work                      Emory Amphitheater

 See Art@Work