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Imagining America National Gathering @ UNM
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque . NM
The Imagining America (IA) consortium brings together scholars, artists, designers, humanists, and organizers to imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory ‘America’ and world. Working across institution, disciplinary, and community divides, Imagining America strengthens and promotes public scholarship, cultural organizing, and campus change that inspires collective imagination, knowledge-making, and civic action on pressing public issues. This year marks Imagining America’s 20th anniversary national gathering. The thematic focus of IA’s gathering is on designing and fostering belonging in ‘America’.
I’m thrilled and honored that IA’s steering committee has selected my workshop proposal as part of this year’s national gathering. My participatory workshop entitled “…with Liberty and Justice for All: Our Collective Voices of Laboring through the Re-writing, Re-imagining of the Pledge of Allegiance” will unpack the origins of the pledge to contextualize the facilitated writing and reflection exercises sequenced to guide participants to imagine what their pledge will be to achieve a more equitable space. The session will conclude with a participatory installation of these reconsidered pledges onto a delineated space in a form of a flag.
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Conference Date: Friday 18Oct – Sunday 20Oct 2019
Location: University of New Mexico . Student Union Building
Conference General Information: Link
Conference Schedule: https://imaginingamerica.org/national-gathering/schedule/
“… with Liberty and Justice for All: Our Collective Voices of Laboring through the Re-writing, Re-imagining of the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Workshop Date/Time:  Saturday 19Oct . Session Block #4 . 430p-6p
Presenter: Nuttaphol Ma
Location: UNM Student Union Building . Level 3 . Mirage / Thunderbird Room