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Criteria for Text Selection & Editorial Board

Text Selection

Writing Groups and proposed texts, both as a whole and individually, meet the following criteria:

  • Address a topic or issue that connects in a significant way to a collection or grouping of texts addressing a set of interrelated topics or issues
  • Support a dynamic conversation between participants as part of a theme-based writing group.
  • Demonstrate far-reaching ramifications to the field by offering new information and/or promoting specific actions that grow or enhance the field
  • Promote and/or inform certain "next steps" which advocate for certain agendas or actions.
  • Communicate clearly (i.e., possess real coherency, articulate clearly-stated ideas, and promote tangible outcomes) the meaning and significance of the work and field.
  • Represent ethnic, regional, and community diversity.
  • Enhance the well-being, development, (self)empowerment and voice of disenfranchised communities .
  • Advance the principles and practices of social justice.
  • Create and communicate knowledge that is grounded in community-based practice and values.
  • Create and support community-based leadership aimed at shared knowledge and cultural practice.

Editorial Board: Vetting Committee/Writing Group Fellowships

  • Ron Becht
    Professor of Art
    Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Nicole Garneau
    Cultural Worker, Chicago
    Adjunct Faculty, Cultural Studies, Columbia College Chicago
    Research Assistant, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Debra Rubino
    Director, Strategic Communications at Open Society Institute-Baltimore; Artist
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains
    Professor Emerita
    California State University Monterey Bay
    San Juan Bautista, CA
  • Ken Krafchek
    Faculty & Graduate Director
    MA & MFA in Community Arts
    Maryland Institute College of Art