Red Clay Writing Project Saturday Morning Series, February 29, 2020

Red Clay Writing Project Saturday Morning Series, February 29, 2020
Conversing with Students in Contentious Times: Civic Engagement and Protest

Date: February 29, 2020

Instructor: Briana Bivens, Athens For Everyone, Organization Coordinator

Schedule: The workshops will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Location: UGA Aderhold Hall, 110 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602

Cost: $45

Description: In this workshop, participants will engage in a dialogue about how community organizing and civic engagement can (and why they should!) figure into the classroom setting. Participants will engage in a short discussion of the history of the role of protests and civic engagement in social change; consider the risks and difficulties of incorporating this content into the classroom; and explore curricular approaches for teaching content around protest and organizing. Participants will also work in small groups to build and explore a sample organizing curriculum. This workshop is designed for grades 6-12 educators and community educators who want to facilitate student engagement with social change; connect students to vocabulary that can help them analyze the world around them; and provide students with strategies to intervene in that world.

Instructor: Briana Bivens, Athens For Everyone, Organization Coordinator

Briana Bivens (she/her) is a PhD student in Educational Theory and Practice at UGA, a graduate assistant in the UGA College of Education’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and a community organizer in Athens, Georgia. She has served in various organizing roles with Athens for Everyone, the Economic Justice Coalition, and the Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee. She also ran a regional field campaign in Georgia to defeat the state’s 2016 ballot initiative (Amendment 1) to takeover public schools, and managed Tim Denson’s successful 2018 campaign for Athens-Clarke County Commission. She believes that transformative change requires grassroots base-building and strong, intersectional coalitions. Briana is interested in the pedagogy of social movement building and how community organizing spaces enact practices oriented toward affirmation, healing, and sustainability.

Cost: $45

Registration & Cancellation Deadline: February 24, 2020

Cancellation and Refund Policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email to before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.

Registration Transfer: If you have registered for an event but cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. Simply email 48 hours before the event to with the registration information of the person who will attend.

Payment Information

Paying by check: If you choose to pay by check by submitting a purchase order, the amount due will adjust to $0.00 because you haven't actually paid anything yet. We will send an official invoice by email showing the amount due and the address to mail payment so that you can submit for payment. Checks should be made payable to “UGA”.

Paying by UGA General Ledger Journal Entry (Formerly called E-ticket): If you are a UGA faculty or staff member and are paying by departmental journal entry, the amount due will adjust to $0.00 because you haven't actually paid anything yet. Please enter the name, phone number and email address of the person responsible for the account you are using to pay for the registration fee so we can work with them to make the journal entry. Registration will not be confirmed until we have this information.

Invoice procedure for everyone paying by check/PO or UGA Journal Entry: Invoices will be sent a few days after the registration is confirmed. When you successfully complete the registration process, you will receive two emails from Melanie Baer ( One to let you know the registration has been received and a second when it is confirmed. A few days later, you will receive an email from Julie Davis ( including a copy of the official invoice and the payment address. Please don’t remit payment until you receive the email from Julie Davis as sometimes checks are sent to the wrong UGA office by mistake. This process often takes up to 5 business days to complete.

Paying by credit card: Credit cards sometimes aren’t processed until a few days after you submit the registration in Marketplace. Please make sure the card number is correct, the billing zip code matches the billing address for the card and the card isn’t expired, or expiring in the next few days. If the credit card doesn’t go through for some reason, you will have to re-submit the registration.

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RCWP February 2020