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With Different Eyes Conference

November 6 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Saturday, November 6, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Pacific) online

The UCLA Writing Project invites you to the 31st annual With Different Eyes:  A Conference for Teachers of Diverse Multilingual Students Across The Disciplines.  We focus on access and equity for all students, with our multilingual and multicultural students center stage:  newcomers and long-term English learners, students “on the way” to advanced literacy, speakers of African American English and indigenous languages.

Our theme this year is “Getting From Here To There:  Nurturing Our Diverse Multilingual Students.”  How do we show students we see who they are, value their home languages and cultures?  How do we help our students break new ground—in understanding their worlds, in their ability to speak and write with confidence and power, to read with purpose?

We gather together this year In The Time of COVID.  A time of hope excitement as we meet our students in person, in class, and delight in their energy.  Also a time of anxiety, built up these last 18 months, and the uncertainty of right now.  Join us as we acknowledge our realities– and extend generosity and love to one another.

Tentative Schedule
Welcome & Morning Keynote Speaker, Casey Philip Wong 9:00 – 10:00
Session 1 Workshops 10:15 – 11:30
Lunch Break 11:30 – 12:00
Afternoon Keynote Speaker – “Sustaining Our Students’ Multilingual Abilities” 12:15 – 1:15
Session 2 Workshops 1:30 – 2:45


Keynote Title

Love for Educational Justice in the Time of COVID, #BlackLivesMatter, and #StopAsianHate
Casey Wong

Keynote Speaker

Casey Philip Wong

Post-Doctoral Scholar
UCLA Department of Anthropology

Casey Philip Wong, PhD (he/him) is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the UCLA Department of Anthropology. Dr. Wong’s interdisciplinary research aims to advance social justice by interrogating processes of racialization and oppression in education through critical race feminist, anti-colonial, and anti-racist frameworks, and by investigating and developing culturally sustaining and asset-based pedagogies to teach and learn otherwise. Dr. Wong was most recently an invited panelist for a Presidential Session at the American Educational Research Association on creating expansive and equitable learning environments (virtual), an invited presenter for a Presidential Session on Hip Hop Pedagogies at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (Chicago), and a speaker at the International James Baldwin Conference (Paris). He’s currently adapting his dissertation into a book manuscript for Teachers College Press, Pray You Catch Me: A Critical Feminist and Ethnographic Study of Love as Pedagogy and Politics for Social Justice (Finalist for the 2019 National Women’s Studies Association and University of Illinois Press First Book Prize). Dr. Wong has been working inside and outside of schools to heal, cultivate critical thinking, and educate for collective freedom with K-16 youth and young adults, from Oakland to NYC, for over 15 years.

For Teachers and Administrators K-University

  • Photography, Writing And The Importance of Being Seen
  • Updating Your Literary Canon: Focus on Writing by African Diaspora Authors
  • Boosting the Literacy Abilities of Long Term English Learners
  • Anti-racist Writing Assessment: What Growth in Writing Looks Like
  • Multicultural Literature—Mirrors and Windows, Both
  • Art Talk as Fuel for Narrative Writing
  • Gender Diversity: Engaging Students in Critical Conversations
  • Environmental Justice CAN Be Part of Your Curriculum!


Conference Fee: $75 regular rate, $65 Early Bird rate until October 6, 2021

Full-time Students: $30

Registration closes Wednesday, November 3.
Purchase orders accepted.  Ask your administrators to support your attendance.

Full-time Student


November 6
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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