Update: Venue Changed for Larry Frey

UPDATED: The college has changed the venue of his lecture to Kendall Hall, the Main Stage Theater, not the Library Auditorium as previously announced.

Takin’ it to the Community Streets and University Seats: Promoting Social Justice through Communication Activism Research and Teaching

Given the specter of social injustice, with a long list of injustices affecting those who are
oppressed and marginalized, the need for scholars to use their theories, research methods, and pedagogical practices to engage in direct vigorous action to support needed social change has never been more apparent and important. This presentation explains a new perspective—communication activism—that highlights the unique and central role of communication in promoting social justice, explicates theoretical commitments and applied practices of this perspective, provides concrete examples of this research and pedagogy, and identifies lessons learned from that scholarship about being part of the solution.

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Prof. Frey at TCNJ

Takin’ it to the Community Streets and University Seats: Promoting Social Justice through Communication Activism Research and Teaching

Given the specter of social injustice, with a long list of injustices affecting those who are
oppressed and marginalized, the need for scholars to use their theories, research methods, and pedagogical practices to engage in direct vigorous action to support needed social change has never been more apparent and important. This presentation explains a new perspective—communication activism—that highlights the unique and central role of communication in promoting social justice, explicates theoretical commitments and applied practices of this perspective, provides concrete examples of this research and pedagogy, and identifies lessons learned from that scholarship about being part of the solution.

Speaker notes: Lawrence (Larry) R. Frey is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, specializing in applied communication scholarship. He is the author or editor of 17 books and more than 100 other publications, and he has received 20 distinguished awards, including the National Communication Association’s Gerald M. Phillips Award for (lifetime) Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship. He is a member of the Central States Communication Association’s Hall of Fame, a past president of that organization, and a recipient of its Outstanding Teacher Award.

Prof. Frey will be visiting the College of New Jersey on Oct. 24 and 25. He will deliver this public speech on Oct. 24 at 4 pm.

If interested, please attend.

2019 Conference Announcement

Plan to join us on Saturday April 6, 2019 for the 23rd annual conference of the New Jersey Communication Association.

Hosted by students, faculty, and administrators of Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media, the event promises lots of “fun and games” (the conference’s theme) with stimulating panels, round-table conversations, workshops, poster sessions, and even some game-playing,  as well as a keynote address from Dr. John Gastil of Penn State University’s Department of Communication Arts and Sciences and the McCourtney Institute for Democracy.

Keep an eye out for a call for submissions, which will be accepted through the end of January, 2019. If, in the meantime, you have questions, please contact NJCA 2nd vice president, Dr. Todd Kelshaw at todd.kelshaw@montclair.edu or 973.655.5162.