Author: Kathryn Perry

Kathryn is an Assistant Professor of English at California State University, Los Angeles. Her research explores the role of narrative in shaping community literacy practices and community engagement partnerships.

Presenter Eli Goldblatt Review In his Watson Conference keynote paper, Eli Goldblatt narrates the development of an ongoing partnership of literacy sponsors (including higher education, local nonprofits, city services, and a public school) in order to turn an abandoned block near a struggling (but improving) elementary school into an educational community space/urban garden. He discusses the mobility work of this network of literacy sponsors in their efforts to support the literacy of a disadvantaged urban population of students in northern Philadelphia, describing mobility as both a sign of health and of distress depending on the populations and their motivations for…

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