Carmen Acevedo Butcher, Ph.D. welcomes you! Acevedo is said /ɑ sʌ vaɪ' doʊ/. Carmen is a UC Berkeley College Writing Programs faculty member teaching CWR1A, CWR4A, CWR4B, CW10A, and CW10B. May you benefit from this collaborative website celebrating Berkeley students, their excellent work, Cal's Principles of Community, and the Common Good.
Public Speaking and Community
On May 17, 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded the crowd at Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley: "And so I can still sing 'We shall overcome.' . . . I can still sing it because I believe the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice" (30:30). Students also hone their speechcraft skills in College Writing Programs (CWP) courses. Click the image of Dr. King to watch his speech.
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Enjoy Cal students' brilliant contributions to academic discourse here! Learn about digital blackface from CWR4B student Erinn Wong, internet memes from Cal students Zachary Golan-Strieb, Emerson Hsieh, Vanessa Kayombya, and Esther Smith in a BBC World Services radio interview, students' diverse autoethnographic essays, and more. Adding to our conversation here is the work of other world-changing writers and researchers, from MacArthur Genius grantee and award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie on the dangers of "the single story" to Algorithmic Justice League founder Joy Buolamwini on the need for the Safe Face Pledge to National Book Award winner Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist to Viral Justice author Ruha Benjamin on "a micro-theory of change" to Awaken Co-Founder & CEO Michelle Kim on "creat[ing] compassionate space for uncomfortable conversations" to creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson on radically rethinking education, and more.
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