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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018

English Education Youth Voices Conference: May 4

The annual Youth Voices Conference, sponsored by the Western New York Network of English Teachers, the Woods-Beals Endowment for Urban Education, and the English education program at Buffalo State, will be held on Friday, May 4, in Rockwell Hall. Registration begins at 3:30.

This event showcases the work young people have conducted in secondary English classrooms throughout Western New York. The series seeks to reclaim space for the voices of youth and their English teachers and to reposition English classrooms as learning spaces of meaning, purpose, and power in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Students from City Honors School, the Research Lab Program for Bioinformatics & Life Sciences on the Bennett Campus, Olmsted High School, School 66 North Park Academy, Williamsville South High School, Elmwood Village Charter School, Maritime Charter School, Tapestry Charter School, and other schools from the area will present.

Registration is free. To register, please visit the event's website. Presentations begin at 4:00 and dinner is at 7:15 p.m.

Student Presentation Titles and Topics
Ax vs. Ask 
Blackface + Violence
Brutality in America 
Changing the System
The Coordination of Equality and Identity
Death Penalty
Do You Ever Stop and Think? 
Emotional Value of Music in Learning 
The Experience of Special Education Students
From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Heroes Walk Among Us
"Girls Should Learn History...and Make It"
Human Rights
Humans of Maritime Charter
Individuality: Explored in Buffalo's Allentown Neighborhood
Life, the Struggle, and Me: Rapping and the Writing Process
Masculinity and Identity: In Hiding and Revelations
Mental Health and the School System
Middle School Bullying
Mirror Mirror 
Mixed Race: The Untold Experience
Music and Technology: Music Quality and Social Media's Impact
My Deaf Experience: Communicating without Sign Language and Deaf Culture
Parent/Teacher Accountability in Education
Personalized Learning
Problems in the World
The Profit Divide: How Extreme News Organizations Manipulate to Make Money
Searching for Identity: Me, Esperanza, All of Us...
Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Spoken Truth
Take Me Seriously: Growing Up to Do Great Things 
Talking White: My Code Switching Experience 
Unfair Standards of Beauty (working title)
Variations in Education Based on Socioeconomics
When Is Bloodshed Justifiable?
When Is Violence Warranted?
Why the World Needs Conformity

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Submitted by: James E Cercone
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