EPIC-Lang 2023 Conference


Reimagined Critical Pedagogy: Resistance and Solidarity in Language Classrooms

Zoom Link to join remotely: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/94001867503
Date and Location
Friday, April 28th: Hybrid sessions in Powell 186. Please see below for additional location information.
Saturday, April 29th: Remote session only via Zoom.
Registration for the 2023 conference has now closed. If you would still like to attend, please email epic@humnet.ucla.edu.
Conference Theme
This conference explores the integration of critical pedagogy into our Modern Language programs through building EDIA (equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessible) based Instruction, Content and Assessments. While re-imagined language classes focus more on teaching academic and critical thinking skills rather than language specific skills, the current transformed language learning and teaching landscape compels us to make our language instruction more meaningful and diverse in their objectives.
Conference Program
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Keynote Speaker
EPIC-Lang is honored to host Dr. Henry A. Giroux as our keynote speaker. Professor Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and is the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. His most recent books include: The Terror of the Unforeseen (Los Angeles Review of Books, 2019); On Critical Pedagogy, 2nd edition (Bloomsbury, 2020); Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education, 2nd edition (Haymarket Books 2020); Race, Politics, and Pandemic Pedagogy: Education in a Time of Crisis (Bloomsbury 2021), and Pedagogy of Resistance: Against Manufactured Ignorance (Bloomsbury 2022). His latest book is Insurrections: Education in the Age of Counter-Revolutionary Politics (Bloomsbury in 2023). Learn more on his website www.henryagiroux.com.
Recording Policy
The conference will be recorded. Should you wish to stay private, you can turn off your camera. For audience questions, voice and image may be recorded.
Location Information
UCLA Interactive Map
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Directions to Conference Location (Day One Hybrid Sessions Only)
Powell 186 is located on the first floor of Powell Library Building. Enter the building from the east (the doors facing Kaplan) or the south (the doors facing Physics and Astronomy and Moore Hall).
Those attending in-person are invited to join us at Plateia Restaurant located in the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. Please click here for directions.
Parking Options
Recommended for those attending both the in-person sessions and the reception.
Parking Structure 2
From Sunset Blvd, turn South onto Hilgard Ave. Turn right on Westholme Ave., then take first left onto Charles E Young Dr East. Parking Structure 2 will be to your left.
Parking Structure 3
Recommended for those attending the in-person sessions in Powell only.
From Sunset Blvd, turn South onto Hilgard Ave. Take first left on Charles E Young Dr East. Structure 3 will be immediately on your right.
Parking Structure 5
Recommended for those attending the in-person sessions in Powell only.
From Sunset Blvd, turn South onto Royce Dr. Continue past the first two intersections (both Royce Dr and Charles E Young Dr N). Parking Structure 5 will be to your right after the 2nd intersection. Signage will be present to direct you.
*Please be aware that if you park in Structure 5 when the event zone (2552) is inactive the daily cost for this premium lot is $20. If you would like to visit UCLA during a non-event time, we recommend Lot 4, which has a $14 standard rate.